Scott J. Hunter, Ph.D.

Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Pediatrics
Director of Neuropsychology
Coordinator, Child Psychology Training Program
Vice-Chair, UCM/BSD Institutional Review Board
Faculty Affiliate, The Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS)

5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077, Rm W410
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 773-702-2227
Patient Calls: 773-702-9692
Fax: 773-702-9929

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
  • Clinical Psychology Internship, Northwestern University Medical School, Stone Institute of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL, 1995-1996
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Neuropsychology and Developmental Disabilities, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1996-1997

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Medical Neuropsychology

  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain and nervous system tumors
  • Infectious and autoimmune diseases (e.g., HIV)
  • Developmental sequelae of prenatal and neonatal brain injuries

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome and Pediatric Movement Disorders
  • Intellectual Disability Syndromes
  • Learning Disorders

Research Interests

  • Impact of socioeconomic and other contextual factors on neuropsychological, emotional, and behavioral development
  • Neurocognitive and behavioral effects of medical interventions for pediatric neurological and developmental disorders
  • Executive and regulatory development in typical and developmentally disordered children and adolescents
  • Efficacy of pharmacological and surgical interventions for intractable epilepsies


  • Director, Psychological Assessment course
  • Co-Director, Pediatric Clinical Neuroscience Seminar
  • Co-Director, Structured Assessment Approaches in Child Psychiatry course
  • Instructor, Developmental Psychopathology course
  • Mentor and Preceptor, Pritzker School of Medicine Science & Discovery program

Society Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • Sigma Xi

Selected Publications - Books

  • Hunter, S.J. & Donders, J. (2007). Pediatric neuropsychological intervention: A critical review of science and practice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Donders, J. &  Hunter, S.J. (2010). Principles and practice of lifespan developmental neuropsychology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hunter, S.J. & Sparrow, E. (2012). Executive function and dysfunction. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Selected Publications – Link to PubMed:

Other Activities

  • Member, Children’s Oncology Group, Behavioral Science Section, NIH
  • Past Chair, Committee on Professional Practice and Standards, American Psychological Association Board of Professional Affairs
  • Member, Taskforce on Reinvisioning the Multicultural Guidelines for the 21st Century, American Psychological Association Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest
  • Emeritus Board Member, International Contemporary Ensemble