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Nyssa Snow-Hill PhD MA

Nyssa Snow-Hill
  • Senior Research Specialist
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Contact Information
  • nyssa [at]
  • (312) 413-2712
  • Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:160

Nyssa Snow-Hill is a Senior Research Specialist in the Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorders Clinic within the Colbeth Clinic. She focuses on the supervision and delivery of evidence-based treatments to youth with posttraumatic stress disorder and other anxiety related conditions. She supports the Urban Youth Trauma Center in the dissemination of empirically supported treatments and trainings to community partners. Dr. Snow-Hill obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Miami University, a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from University of Dayton, and a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from University of South Carolina. She is interested in developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based interventions for youth experiencing homelessness.

  • Interventions for youth experiencing homelessness; understanding, measuring, and changing attitudes toward homelessness; traumatic stress interventions and trauma-informed care; implementation science; community-based participatory research; dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices

  • Snow-Hill, N. L., & Kloos, B. (2022). Attitudes toward Homelessness Inventory: A psychometric analysis. Journal of Community Psychology, 50(7), 2892-2903. doi: 10.1002/jcop.22804

    Hsu, K. J., Walden, A. L., Kendall, A. D., Snow-Hill, N. L., Emerson, E. M., & Donenberg, G. R. (2022). Comparing the Sexual and Mental Health of Justice-Involved Youth Across Gender and Sexual Orientation. Criminal Justice Review, 47(3), 354-368. doi:

    Snow-Hill, N.L., Donenberg, G., Feil, E.G., Smith, D. R., Floyd, B.R., & Leve, C. (2021) A technology-based training tool for a health promotion and sex education program for justice-involved youth: Development and usability study. JMIR Formative Research, 5(9), e31185. doi: 10.2196/31185 PMID: 34591028

    Ghinai, I., Davis, E. S., Mayer, S., Toews, K., Huggett, T. D., Snow-Hill, N.,…Layden, J. (2020). Risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 infection in homeless shelters in Chicago, IL – March-May, 2020. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 7(11), ofaa477 . doi:

    Watson, D., Snow-Hill, N. L., Saldana, L., Walden, A., Staton, M., Kong, A., & Donenberg, G. (2020). A longitudinal mixed method approach for assessing implementation context and process factors: Comparison of three sites from a Housing First implementation strategy pilot. Implementation Research and Practice, 1, 1-13. doi: 10.1177/2633489520974974/ ID: IRP-20-0023.R2 (PMID33392509)

    Watson, D. P., Brucker, K., McGuire, A., Snow-Hill, N. L., et al. (2019). Replication of an emergency department-based recovery coaching intervention and pilot testing of pragmatic trial protocols within the context of Indiana’s Opioid State Targeted Response plan. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 108, 88-94. doi: 10.1016/jsat.2019.06.002. (PMID31200985)

    Reeb, R. N., Snow-Hill, N. L., Folger, S. F., Steel, A. L., Stayton, L., Hunt, C. A., O’Koon, B., & Glendening, Z. (Fall 2017). Psycho-Ecological Systems Model: A Systems Approach to Planning and Gauging the Community Impact of Engaged Scholarship. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 24(1) 6-22. doi:

    Snow, N. L., Becker, S. P., Raval, V. V. (2013). Measurement invariance of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale in India and the United States. Journal of Education and Developmental Psychology, 3, 147-157. doi: 10.5539/jedp.v3n1p147


    Snow, N. L., & Reeb, R. N. (2013). Social stigma and homelessness. Journal of Psychological Practice, 18, 104-139.