Faculty

 

Name:
  • Charles Hillman, PhD
Rank:
  • Professor
Home Department:
  • Kinesiology and Community Health
Graduate Programs:
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutritional Sciences
Education:
  • BA, Psychology, University of Miami – Coral Gables, 1994
  • MS, Sport Psychology, University of Florida, 1997
  • PhD, Cognitive Motor Behavior, University of Maryland, 2000
Address:
  • 317 Free Hall, 906 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
E-mail:
Phone:
  • 217-244-2663
Website:
I-TOPP Related Research Interest:
  • Physical activity
  • Obesity
  • Brain health and cognition
Recent Publications:
  • Drollette, E.S., Scudder, M.R., Raine, L.B., Moore, R.D., Pontifex, M.B., Erickson, K.I., & Hillman, C.H. (in press). The sexual dimorphic association of cardiorespiratory fitness to working memory in children. Developmental Science.
  • Raine, L.B., Scudder, M.R., Saliba, B.J., Kramer, A.F., & Hillman, C.H. (in press). Aerobic fitness and context processing in preadolescent children. Journal of Physical Activity & Health.
  • Khan, N.A., Raine, L.B., Drollette, E.S., Scudder, M.R., Kramer, A.F., & Hillman, C.H. (in press). Dietary fiber is positively associated with cognitive control among prepubertal children. The Journal of Nutrition.
  • Berchicci, M., Pontifex, M.B., Drollette, E.S., Pesce, C., Hillman, C.H., & Di Russo F. (2015). From cognitive motor preparation to visual processing: the benefits of childhood fitness to brain health. Neuroscience, 298: 211-219.
  • Pindus, D.M., Moore, R.D., Hillman, C.H., Bandelow, S., Hogervorst, E., Biddle, S.J.H., & Sherar, L.B. (in press). The relation of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity to cognitive processing in adolescents. Findings from the ALSPAC birth cohort. Psychological Research
  • Scudder, M.R., Khan, N.A., Lambourne, K., Drollette, E.S., Herrmann, S., Betts, J.L., Washburn, R., Donnelly, J.E., & Hillman, C.H. (2015). Cognitive Control in Preadolescent Children with Risk Factors for Metabolic Syndrome. Health Psychology, 34: 243-252.
  • Khan, N.A., Baym, C.L., Monti, J.M., Raine, L.B., Drollette, E.S., Scudder, M.R., Moore, R.D., Kramer, A.F., Hillman, C.H., & Cohen, N.J. (2015). Central adiposity is negatively associated with hippocampal-dependent relational memory among overweight and obese children. The Journal of Pediatrics, 166: 302-308.
  • Wójcicki, T.R., Grigsby-Toussaint, D., Hillman, C.H., Huhman, M., & McAuley, E. (2014). Facebook and physical activity behavior change in low-active adolescence: a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 3: e56.
  • Baym, C.L., Khan, N.A., Monti, J.M., Raine, L.B., Drollette, E.S., Scudder, M.R., Moore, R.D., Kramer, A.F., Hillman, C.H., & Cohen, N.J. (2014). Dietary lipids are differentially associated with hippocampal-dependent relational memory in prepubertal children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 99: 1026-1032.
  • Hillman, C.H., Pontifex, M.B., Castelli, D.M., Khan, N.A., Raine, L.B., Scudder, M.R., Drollette, E.S., Moore, R.D., Wu, C.-T., Pindus, D.M., & Kamijo, K. (2014). Effects of the FITKids randomized controlled trial on executive control and brain function in children. Pediatrics, 134: 1063-1071.
  • Khan, N.A., Raine, L.B., Donovan, S.M., & Hillman, C.H. (2014). The cognitive implications of obesity and nutrition in childhood. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79: 51-71.
  • Drollette, E.S., Scudder, M.R., Raine, L.B., Moore, R.D., Saliba, B.J., Pontifex, M.B., & Hillman, C.H. (2014). Acute exercise facilitates brain function and cognition in children who need it most: An ERP study of individual differences in inhibitory control capacity. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 7: 53-64.
  • Hayes, D., Spano, M., Donnelly, J.E., & Kleinman, R. (2014). Proceedings of the learning connection summit: Nutrition, physical activity, and student achievement. Nutrition Today, 49: 18-25.
  • Chaddock-Heyman, L., Hillman, C.H., Cohen, N.J., & Kramer, A.F. (2014). The importance of physical activity and aerobic fitness for cognitive control and memory in children. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79: 25-50.
  • Kamijo, K., Pontifex, M.B., Khan, N.A., Raine, L.B., Scudder, M.R., Drollette, E.S., Evans, E.M., Castelli, D.M., & Hillman, C.H. (2014). The negative association of childhood obesity to the cognitive control of action monitoring. Cerebral Cortex, 24: 654-662.
  • Khan, N.A., Raine, L.B., Drollette, E.S., Scudder, M.R., Pontifex, M.B., Castelli, D.M., Donovan, S.M., Evans, E.M., & Hillman, C.H. (2014). Impact of the FITKids physical activity intervention on adiposity in prepubertal children. Pediatrics, 133: 875-883.