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John Hannigan, Ph.D.

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Office Location
71 East Ferry, Detroit, MI 48202
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(313) 664-2503
Biography

Biography

John H. Hannigan, Ph.D. is Professor of Obstetrics and Professor of Psychology and also teaches in the graduate programs in Reproductive Sciences (Physiology & ObGyn) and Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology).  He is also a member of the Translational Neuroscience Program and the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES). 

Dr. Hannigan’s research examines the life-long biobehavioral impact of prenatal exposures to alcohol, cocaine, and other drugs (esp., toluene), as well as the environmental factors affecting developmental outcomes and treatment after prenatal exposures.  Current research is studying the use of alcohol screens by clinicians serving pregnant women.

Dr. Hannigan was graduated from Fairfield University (1975) and Binghamton University - State University of New York (1983) with degrees in psychology and physiological psychology.  After postdoctoral training at what is now named the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at UCLA, Dr. Hannigan became Assistant Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York – Albany in 1984 where he was also a member of the Center for Behavioral Teratology.  He joined the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth & Development and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Wayne State University in 1990, and came to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute in 2008.  Dr. Hannigan served as the MPSI Deputy Director and Graduate Training Director until 2015.

 

Selected Recent Publications

 

Hannigan, J.H., Chiodo, L.M., Sokol, R.J., Janisse, J., Ager, J., Greenwald, M.K., Delaney-Black, V. (2010) A 14-year retrospective maternal report of alcohol consumption in pregnancy predicts pregnancy and teen outcomes. Alcohol, 44:583-594.

                                                                                                                                                           

Chiodo, L.M., Delaney-Black, V., Janisse, J., Sokol, R.J., Hannigan, J.H.  (2010) Validity of the T-ACE in pregnancy in predicting child outcome and risk drinking. Alcohol, 44:595-603.

 

Delaney-Black, V., Chiodo, L.M., Hannigan, J.H., Huestis, M.A., Greenwald, M.K., Janisse, J., Patterson, G. Ager, J., Sokol, R.J. (2010) Just say “I don’t”: Lack of concordance between teen self-report and measures of illicit drug use. Pediatrics, 126:887-893.

                                                                                                                                                                              

Chiodo, L.M., Bailey, B., Sokol, R.J., Janisse, J., Delaney-Black, V., Hannigan, J.H. (2012) Recognized spontaneous abortion in mid-pregnancy and patterns of pregnancy alcohol use.  Alcohol, 46:261-267.

 

Hannigan, J.H., Delaney-Black, V. (2012) Faithful friends: Teen reporters of peer substance use.  Addiction. 107:889-890.

 

Bowen, S.E., Hannigan, J.H. (2013) Binge toluene exposure in pregnancy and preweaning developmental consequences in rats. Neurotoxicology and Teratology.  38:29-35.

 

Chiodo, L.M., Delaney-Black, V.  Sokol, R.J., Janisse, J., Pardo, Y., Hannigan, J.H. (2014) Increased cut-point of the TACER-3 screen reduces false positives without losing sensitivity in predicting risk alcohol drinking in pregnancy.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.  38(5) 1401-1408.  

 

Hannigan JH, Chiodo LM, Sokol RJ, Janisse J, Delaney-Black V. (2015) Prenatal alcohol exposure selectively enhances young adult perceived pleasantness of alcohol odors. Physiology & Behavior.  148:71-77.

 

Professional Service

External Advisory Board member, Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center (DEARC),

Binghamton University & Upstate Medical University - SUNY

 

Science Advisory Board chair, NIAAA Collaborative Initiative for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

 

Program Advisory Committee member, University of New Mexico Alcohol Research Center

 

Member, FASD Expert Panel, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Selected Recent/Current Funding

 

NIEHS  P30 ES020957-01A1 (Coordinator)  ~$240,000                                 2014-2015

            Faculty Development Coordinator  2015-present

                        (Formerly Co-PI of Community Outreach and Engagement Core)

            Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES)

(PI/PD: M. Runge Morris) $2,501,000

 

Kresge Foundation      (Co-PI with A. Miller & S. Elliott)                                2013-2015

Promoting High-Quality Early Childhood Education in the Woodward Corridor of Detroit

 

NIDA R01 DA022419-01 (Key Investigator; PI: V. Delaney-Black)                  2008-2014

Teens at Risk: Prenatal Cocaine and Postnatal Challenges

 

Courses Taught

 

PSY 2080 – Introduction to Drugs Behavior and Society  (Winter semesters)

 

 

PSL 7030 – Reproductive Sciences: Teratology (Fall semester, every third year; last taught 2013)

Courses Taught

PSY 2080 - Introduction to Drugs Behavior and Society (Winter semesters)

PSL 7030 - Reproductive Sciences: Teratology (Fall semester, every third year; last taught 2013)
 

Professional Service

Science Advisory Board chair, NIAAA Collaborative Initiative for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

External Advisory Board member, Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Program Advisory Committee member, University of New Mexico Alcohol Research Center
 

Publications

Hannigan, J.H., Chiodo, L.M., Sokol, R.J., Janisse, J., Ager, J., Greenwald, M.K., Delaney-Black, V. (2010) A 14-year retrospective maternal report of alcohol consumption in pregnancy predicts pregnancy and teen outcomes. Alcohol, 44:583-594.

Hannigan, J.H., Bowen, S.E. (2010) Reproductive toxicology and teratology of abused toluene. Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine 56, 184-200.

Chiodo, L.M., Delaney-Black, V., Janisse, J., Sokol, R.J., Hannigan, J.H. (2010) Validity of the T-ACE in pregnancy in predicting child outcome and risk drinking. Alcohol, 44:595-603.

Chiodo, L.M., DaCosta, D.E., Hannigan, J.H., Covington, C.Y., Sokol, R.J., Janisse, J., Greenwald, M., Ager, J., Delaney-Black, V. (2010) The impact of maternal age on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on attention. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 34:1813�1821.

Delaney-Black, V., Chiodo, L.M., Hannigan, J.H., Huestis, M.A., Greenwald, M.K., Janisse, J., Patterson, G. Ager, J., Sokol, R.J. (2010) Just say 'I don't': Lack of concordance between teen self-report and measures of illicit drug use. Pediatrics, 126:887-893.

Chiodo, L.M., Bailey, B., Sokol, R.J., Janisse, J., Delaney-Black, V., Hannigan, J.H. (2012) Recognized spontaneous abortion in mid-pregnancy and patterns of pregnancy alcohol use. Alcohol, 46:261-267.

Chiodo, L.M., Delaney-Black, V. Sokol, R.J., Janisse, J., Pardo, Y., Hannigan, J.H., (2014) Increased cut-point of the TACE-3 screen reduces false positives without losing sensitivity in predicting risk alcohol drinking in pregnancy. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 38(5) 1401-1408.��

Research Support/Funding

Kresge Foundation (Co-PI with A. Miller & S. Elliott) 2013-2015
Promoting High-Quality Early Childhood Education in the Woodward Corridor of Detroit

NIDA R01 DA022419-01 (Key Investigator; PI: V. Delaney-Black) 2008-2014 (in extension) Teens at Risk: Prenatal Cocaine and Postnatal Challenges