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Megan M. Herting

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
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    The Role of Androgens in Amygdala Subnuclei Development Across Human Adolescence
    NIH/NICHD R03HD090308Jul 18, 2017 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The Influence of Fetal Testosterone on Emotional Processing, Amydala Neurocircuitry, and Risk for Affective Disorders in Childhood
    NIH/NIMH K01MH108761Aug 12, 2016 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A longitudinal study: the influence of sex and puberty on neurodevelopment
    NIH/NICHD F32HD078084Aug 1, 2013 - Jul 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Exercise and Hippocampal Structure and Function in Adolescents
    NIH/NIAAA F31AA019866Aug 1, 2010 - Jul 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Chen Z, Herting MM, Chatzi L, Belcher BR, Alderete TL, McConnell R, Gilliland FD. Regional and traffic-related air pollutants are associated with higher consumption of fast food and trans fat among adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Jan 01; 109(1):99-108. PMID: 30596809.
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    2. Bagot KS, Matthews SA, Mason M, Squeglia LM, Fowler J, Gray K, Herting M, May A, Colrain I, Godino J, Tapert S, Brown S, Patrick K. Current, future and potential use of mobile and wearable technologies and social media data in the ABCD study to increase understanding of contributors to child health. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2018 08; 32:121-129. PMID: 29636283.
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    3. Herting MM, Johnson C, Mills KL, Vijayakumar N, Dennison M, Liu C, Goddings AL, Dahl RE, Sowell ER, Whittle S, Allen NB, Tamnes CK. Development of subcortical volumes across adolescence in males and females: A multisample study of longitudinal changes. Neuroimage. 2018 05 15; 172:194-205. PMID: 29353072.
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    4. Sepehrband F, Lynch KM, Cabeen RP, Gonzalez-Zacarias C, Zhao L, D'Arcy M, Kesselman C, Herting MM, Dinov ID, Toga AW, Clark KA. Neuroanatomical morphometric characterization of sex differences in youth using statistical learning. Neuroimage. 2018 05 15; 172:217-227. PMID: 29414494.
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    5. Herting MM, Chu X. Exercise, cognition, and the adolescent brain. Birth Defects Res. 2017 Dec 01; 109(20):1672-1679. PMID: 29251839.
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    6. Clements AL, Griswold WG, Rs A, Johnston JE, Herting MM, Thorson J, Collier-Oxandale A, Hannigan M. Low-Cost Air Quality Monitoring Tools: From Research to Practice (A Workshop Summary). Sensors (Basel). 2017 Oct 28; 17(11). PMID: 29143775.
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    7. Herting MM, Gautam P, Chen Z, Mezher A, Vetter NC. Test-retest reliability of longitudinal task-based fMRI: Implications for developmental studies. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2018 10; 33:17-26. PMID: 29158072.
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    8. Uban KA, Herting MM, Wozniak JR, Sowell ER. Sex differences in associations between white matter microstructure and gonadal hormones in children and adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Sep; 83:111-121. PMID: 28609669.
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    9. Herting MM, Kim R, Uban KA, Kan E, Binley A, Sowell ER. Longitudinal changes in pubertal maturation and white matter microstructure. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Jul; 81:70-79. PMID: 28419914.
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    10. Tamnes CK, Herting MM, Goddings AL, Meuwese R, Blakemore SJ, Dahl RE, Güroglu B, Raznahan A, Sowell ER, Crone EA, Mills KL. Development of the Cerebral Cortex across Adolescence: A Multisample Study of Inter-Related Longitudinal Changes in Cortical Volume, Surface Area, and Thickness. J Neurosci. 2017 03 22; 37(12):3402-3412. PMID: 28242797.
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    11. Lewis-de Los Angeles CP, Williams PL, Huo Y, Wang SD, Uban KA, Herting MM, Malee K, Yogev R, Csernansky JG, Nichols S, Van Dyke RB, Sowell ER, Wang L. Lower total and regional grey matter brain volumes in youth with perinatally-acquired HIV infection: Associations with HIV disease severity, substance use, and cognition. Brain Behav Immun. 2017 May; 62:100-109. PMID: 28089557.
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    12. Herting MM, Sowell ER. Puberty and structural brain development in humans. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2017 01; 44:122-137. PMID: 28007528.
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    13. Backhausen LL, Herting MM, Buse J, Roessner V, Smolka MN, Vetter NC. Quality Control of Structural MRI Images Applied Using FreeSurfer-A Hands-On Workflow to Rate Motion Artifacts. Front Neurosci. 2016; 10:558. PMID: 27999528.
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    14. Mills KL, Goddings AL, Herting MM, Meuwese R, Blakemore SJ, Crone EA, Dahl RE, Güroglu B, Raznahan A, Sowell ER, Tamnes CK. Structural brain development between childhood and adulthood: Convergence across four longitudinal samples. Neuroimage. 2016 Nov 01; 141:273-281. PMID: 27453157.
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    15. Herting MM, Keenan MF, Nagel BJ. Aerobic Fitness Linked to Cortical Brain Development in Adolescent Males: Preliminary Findings Suggest a Possible Role of BDNF Genotype. Front Hum Neurosci. 2016; 10:327. PMID: 27445764; PMCID: PMC4928533.
    16. Herting MM, Uban KA, Williams PL, Gautam P, Huo Y, Malee K, Yogev R, Csernansky J, Wang L, Nichols S, Van Dyke R, Sowell ER. Default Mode Connectivity in Youth With Perinatally Acquired HIV. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep; 94(37):e1417. PMID: 26376381; PMCID: PMC4635795.
    17. Uban KA, Herting MM, Williams PL, Ajmera T, Gautam P, Huo Y, Malee KM, Yogev R, Csernansky JG, Wang L, Nichols SL, Sowell ER. White matter microstructure among youth with perinatally acquired HIV is associated with disease severity. AIDS. 2015 Jun 01; 29(9):1035-44. PMID: 26125138; PMCID: PMC4487416.
    18. Herting MM, Gautam P, Spielberg JM, Dahl RE, Sowell ER. A longitudinal study: changes in cortical thickness and surface area during pubertal maturation. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0119774. PMID: 25793383; PMCID: PMC4368209.
    19. Peraza J, Cservenka A, Herting MM, Nagel BJ. Atypical parietal lobe activity to subliminal faces in youth with a family history of alcoholism. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2015 Mar; 41(2):139-45. PMID: 25268683; PMCID: PMC4666297.
    20. Herting MM, Gautam P, Spielberg JM, Kan E, Dahl RE, Sowell ER. The role of testosterone and estradiol in brain volume changes across adolescence: a longitudinal structural MRI study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Nov; 35(11):5633-45. PMID: 24977395; PMCID: PMC4452029.
    21. Houston SM, Herting MM, Sowell ER. The neurobiology of childhood structural brain development: conception through adulthood. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2014; 16:3-17. PMID: 24357437; PMCID: PMC4114219.
    22. Herting MM, Colby JB, Sowell ER, Nagel BJ. White matter connectivity and aerobic fitness in male adolescents. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Jan; 7:65-75. PMID: 24333926.
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    23. Seghete KL, Herting MM, Nagel BJ. White matter microstructure correlates of inhibition and task-switching in adolescents. Brain Res. 2013 Aug 21; 1527:15-28. PMID: 23811486; PMCID: PMC3758237.
    24. Nagel BJ, Herting MM, Maxwell EC, Bruno R, Fair D. Hemispheric lateralization of verbal and spatial working memory during adolescence. Brain Cogn. 2013 Jun; 82(1):58-68. PMID: 23511846; PMCID: PMC3652620.
    25. Herting MM, Nagel BJ. Differences in brain activity during a verbal associative memory encoding task in high- and low-fit adolescents. J Cogn Neurosci. 2013 Apr; 25(4):595-612. PMID: 23249350; PMCID: PMC3786681.
    26. Cservenka A, Herting MM, Seghete KL, Hudson KA, Nagel BJ. High and low sensation seeking adolescents show distinct patterns of brain activity during reward processing. Neuroimage. 2013 Feb 01; 66:184-93. PMID: 23142276; PMCID: PMC3604176.
    27. Mackiewicz Seghete KL, Cservenka A, Herting MM, Nagel BJ. Atypical spatial working memory and task-general brain activity in adolescents with a family history of alcoholism. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Mar; 37(3):390-8. PMID: 23078615; PMCID: PMC3556373.
    28. Herting MM, Nagel BJ. Aerobic fitness relates to learning on a virtual Morris Water Task and hippocampal volume in adolescents. Behav Brain Res. 2012 Aug 01; 233(2):517-25. PMID: 22610054; PMCID: PMC3403721.
    29. Cservenka A, Herting MM, Nagel BJ. Atypical frontal lobe activity during verbal working memory in youth with a family history of alcoholism. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jun 01; 123(1-3):98-104. PMID: 22088655; PMCID: PMC3294260.
    30. Herting MM, Maxwell EC, Irvine C, Nagel BJ. The impact of sex, puberty, and hormones on white matter microstructure in adolescents. Cereb Cortex. 2012 Sep; 22(9):1979-92. PMID: 22002939; PMCID: PMC3412439.
    31. Nagel BJ, Bathula D, Herting M, Schmitt C, Kroenke CD, Fair D, Nigg JT. Altered white matter microstructure in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011 Mar; 50(3):283-92. PMID: 21334568; PMCID: PMC3150529.
    32. Herting MM, Fair D, Nagel BJ. Altered fronto-cerebellar connectivity in alcohol-naïve youth with a family history of alcoholism. Neuroimage. 2011 Feb 14; 54(4):2582-9. PMID: 20970506.
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    33. Herting MM, Schwartz D, Mitchell SH, Nagel BJ. Delay discounting behavior and white matter microstructure abnormalities in youth with a family history of alcoholism. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Sep 01; 34(9):1590-602. PMID: 20586754; PMCID: PMC3206791.
    34. Markham JA, Herting MM, Luszpak AE, Juraska JM, Greenough WT. Myelination of the corpus callosum in male and female rats following complex environment housing during adulthood. Brain Res. 2009 Sep 08; 1288:9-17. PMID: 19596280; PMCID: PMC2737079.