Shirley Y Hill, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Human Genetics

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Member, Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Interests

Genetic/epigenetic influences on addiction; Genetic/epigenetic influences on brain structure
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Hill SY, Jones BL, Haas G. Suicidal ideation and aggression in childhood, genetic variation and young adult depression. Journal of Affective Disorders,2020, July 24, 276:954-62.
  2. Wellman JL, Holmes B, Hill SY. Accuracy of self-reported hypertension: Effect of age, gender and history of alcohol dependence. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 2020, May, 22(5):842-49
  3. Hill SY, Sharma VK. DRD2 methylation and regional grey matter volume in young adult offspring from families at ultra-high risk for alcohol dependence. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging 2019,Apr 30, 286:31-38.

Clinical Interests

Etiology of alcohol & substance use disorders; Epigenetic regulation of genetic influences; Neuroimaging and psychiatric disorders

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Medical student education