Shirley Y. Hill, Ph.D.


3811 O'Hara Street





Research Interests

Genetics and development of alcoholism. Identification of psychological and biological (ERP, MRI) antecedents of alcoholism in a longitudinal high risk offspring design.


Accepting Graduate Students: No

Graduate Student Advisees

  • Lichenstein, Sarah
  • O'Brien, Jessica


  • PhD, Washington University at St. Louis


  • Publication 612

    Tessner K and Hill SY. Neural circuitry associated with risk for alcohol dependence. Neuropsychology Reviews, In Press, 2009

  • Publication 611

    Hill SY, Steinhauer SR, Locke-Wellman J, Ulrich R. Childhood risk factors for young adult substance dependence outcome in offspring from multiplex alcohol dependence families. Biological Psychiatry, 66:750-757, 2009.

  • Publication 610

    Hill SY, Wang S, Kostelnik B, Carter H, Holmes B, McDermott M, Zezza N, Stiffler S, Keshavan MS. Disruption of orbitofrontal cortex laterality in offspring from multiplex alcohol dependence families. Biological Psychiatry, 65:129-136, 2009.

  • Publication 609

    Hill SY, Shen S, Locke-Wellman J and Lowers, L: Psychopathology in offspring from multiplex alcohol dependence families with and without parental alcohol dependence: A prospective study during childhood and adolescence. Psychiatry Research, 160, 155-166, 2008.

  • Publication 608

    Hill SY, Shen S, Zezza N, Hoffman EK, Matthews A, Weeks DE, Thalamuthu.A, Mukhopadhyay. Dopamine D2 receptor functional polymorphisms C957T , A241G and -141C Ins/Del in multiplex alcohol dependence families: Within family association and linkage. Am J Med Genet Part B (Neuropsychiatr Genet), 147B:517-526, 2008.

  • Publication 607

    Hill SY, Kostelnik B, Holmes B, Goradia, D, McDermott MD, Diwadkar, V, Keshavan MS. fMRI BOLD Response to the Eyes Task in Offspring from Multiplex Alcohol Dependence Families. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 31, 2028-2035, 2007.

  • Publication 606

    Matthews AG, Zezza N, Stiffler S, Hill SY. The Role of the GABRA2 Polymorphism in Multiplex Alcohol Dependence Families with Minimal Comorbidity: Within-Family Association and Linkage Analyses. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 68, 625-634, 2007.

  • Publication 605

    Hill SY, Muddasani S, Prasad K, Steinhauer S, Scanlon J, McDermott M, Keshavan M. Cerebellar volume in offspring from multiplex alcohol dependence families. Biological Psychiatry 61:41-47, 2007.

  • Publication 604

    Hill SY, Shen S: Patterns of visual P3b in association with familial risk and childhood diagnosis. Biol Psychiatry 51:621-631, 2002.

  • Publication 603

    Hill SY, DeBellis MD, Keshavan MS, Lowers L, Shen S, Hall J, Pitts T: Right amygdala volume in adolescent/young adult offspring from families at high risk for developing alcoholism. Biol Psychiatry 49:894-905, 2001.

  • Publication 873

    Creswell, K.G., Sayette, M.A., Manuck, S.B., Ferrell, R.E., Hill, S.Y.& Dimoff, J.D. (2012). DRD4 Polymorphism Moderates the Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Social Bonding. PLoS ONE, 7(2) e29814, 1-9.