Wayne State University
John Hannigan

John Hannigan




Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, 71 E. Ferry


John Hannigan

John H. Hannigan, Ph.D. is Professor of Obstetrics and Professor of Psychology and is a faculty member in the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development, the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth & Development, and the joint Reproductive Sciences graduate program in the Departments of Physiology & ObGyn. Dr. Hannigan is also a Program Leader in the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES).

Area of Expertise

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




Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute