Shirley Y. Hill, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Psychiatry

Graduate Student Advisees

  • Sarah Lichenstein
  • Jessica O'Brien

Education & Training

  • PhD, Washington University at St. Louis

Research Interest Summary

Genetics; Development; Psychological & Biological Antecedents of Alcoholism

Research Interests

Representative Publications

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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