Dr. Anita Herrera-Hamilton joined the Children's Orthopaedic Center and Division of Neurology at CHLA after completing an APA-accredited pediatric neuropsychology track internship at Children's Hospital, Colorado and a two-year APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles. Dr. Herrera-Hamilton specializes in neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents with conditions related to concussion, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy and other medical conditions affecting the central nervous system. She also supervises pre- and post-doctoral neuropsychology trainees and medical students with regard to brain-behavior relationships.
Dr. Hamilton holds an appointment as Assistant Professor at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. Her research is focused on neurocognitive and neuroimaging outcomes related to traumatic brain injury among children and adolescents, as well as the neurocognitive effects of exercise on learning and brain maturation.
Pediatric neuropsychology, sports-related concussions and traumatic brain injuries, intractable epilepsy, and comprehensive learning assessments
Fuller, School of Psychology
Children’s Hospital, Colorado
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology April 2011 to Present
American Psychological Association, 2005 to Present
International Neuropsychological Society, 2005 to Present
California Psychological Association, 2012 to Present
Lin, A., Garrett, A., Bachman, S., Burke, R., Zaslow, T., Piasek, C., Edison, B., Hamilton, A. & Upperman, J. Assessment of Parental Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Pediatric Sports-related Concussions. Sports Health, Sept./Oct. 2015. doi:10.1177/1941738115571570
Chmait, R., Baskin, J., Carson, S., Randolph, L., & Hamilton, A. Treatment of alpha (0)-thalassemia via serial fetal and post-natal transfusions: Can early fetal intervention improve outcomes? Hematology, Aug. 12, 2014, PMID: 25116001
Hamilton, A.H., Imagawa, K., Wisnowski, J., Tavare, J., Nelson, M.D., Bluml, S. & Panigrahy, A. Characterization of Mircrostructural Injury in Infant Abusive Head Trauma. Journal of Neurotrauma. Jul 31 2014. PMID 24831582
Heilbrunn, B.R., Wittern, R.E., Lee, J.B., Pham, P.K., Hamilton, A.H. & Nager, A.L., Reducing Anxiety in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Comparative Trial. Journal of Emergency Medicine. December 2014,
Vanderbilt, D.V., Schrager, S.M., Llanes, A., Hamilton, A., Seri, I. and Chimait, R., Predictors of Two-Year Neurodevelopment After Laser Surgery for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. March 26, 2014. PMID: 24681290
Neurocognitive and neuroimaging outcomes related to traumatic brain injury among children and adolescents.