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2022-23 Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee Jonathan A. Davis

Jonathan A. Davis is the 2022-23 recipient of the Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grant for Investigative Mental Health Reporting, a partnership between the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. He is a freelance radio reporter, producer, and editor. He has worked in newsrooms…

Longitudinal ‘Crack Babies’ Study Yields Unexpected Results

August 1, 2013 In 1989, Hallam Hurt, then chair of neonatology at Philadelphia’s Albert Einstein Medical Center, began studying the long-term health prospects of children born to mothers who had smoked crack cocaine during pregnancy. Despite the popular belief that the fetuses exposed to crack in the womb would become developmentally disabled, Hurt’s study…