David L Snow PhD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Biographical Info

David L. Snow, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Snow is a clinical/community psychologist who has extensive experience in the design and evaluation of preventive interventions in community settings, particularly in the workplace and school systems, and in research aimed at identifying key risk and protective factors predictive of substance use/abuse, psychological symptoms, intimate partner violence, and other behavioral outcomes. His workplace intervention, Coping with Work and Family Stress, has been rigorously evaluated through grants from NIDA and NIAAA, and has been designated as a science-based program by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and as a SAMHSA Model Program. Along with ongoing efficacy and effectiveness trials, the program is being disseminated on a national and international basis. Dr. Snow also is collaborating with faculty at Columbia University and staff of the National Health Promotion Association on the dissemination of science-based workplace interventions to militatry personnel and their families, is testing the effectiveness of his Coping with Work and Family Stress intervention with a population of minority women at risk for HIV/AIDS and substance abuse in partnership with an organization in the Washington, DC area, and is collaborating with the Boston College Center on Aging & Work as a member of a research team investigating the effects of Time and Placement Management (TPM) policies on employee health, well being, and productivity in a large U.S. corporation. In addition, Dr. Snow has special interests in the protective and stress-mediating effects of coping and social support, methodological and ethical issues in prevention research, and technical assistance and organizational consultation.


Education & Training

Ph.D.
University of Washington (1969)
Predoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology
University of Washington, Psychology and Psychiatry  (1968 - 1969)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical and Community Psychology
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Psychiatry  (1969 - 1971)

Honors & Recognition

  • Selection of The Consultation Center (David L. Snow, Ph.D., Director) of the Hill-West Haven Division, Connecticut Mental Health Center as one of the ten most outstanding primary prevention programs in the nation developed as part of a community mental health center.
    American Psychiatric Association and National Mental Health Association (1978)
  • Recipient of the Henry V. McNeil Award for outstanding achievement and innovation in the field of community mental health (awarded to David L. Snow, Ph.D., Director and The Consultation Center).
    American Psychological Foundation and the Division of Community Psychology of the American Psychological Association (1990)
  • Selection of Coping with Work and Family Stress: A Workplace Preventive Intervention (David L. Snow, Ph.D., Principal Investigator) as an Evidence-Based and Model Prevention Program.
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Registry of Effective Programs (NREP). (2003)
  • Listing of Coping with Work and Family Stress: A Workplace Preventive Intervention (David L. Snow, Ph.D., Principal Investigator) as an Evidence-Based Prevention Program.
    National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices (NREPP) (2007)

Professional Service

  • Member, Regional Advisory Council, Department of Children and Youth Services, State of Connecticut (1976 - 1982)
  • Member, Regional Advisory Council, Department of Children and Youth Services, State of Connecticut (1976 - 1982)

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