Lonnie R. Snowden PhD

Professor of the Graduate School, Health Policy and Management
  • PhD -  Community and Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University, Michigan, 1975
  • MA - Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University, Michigan, 1972
  • BA - Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1969
Research Interests: 
  • Organization and financing of health/mental health service systems
  • Access and effectiveness of care to minority and underserved populations
Selected Publications: 

Leitner, J. B., Hehman, E., & Snowden, L. R. (2018). States higher in racial bias spend less on disabled medicaid enrollees. Social Science & Medicine, 208, 150-157.

Vanneman, M. E., Snowden, L. R., & Dow, W. H. (2018). Medicaid spending differences for child/youth community-based care in California’s decentralized public mental health system. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research45(1), 15-27.

Graaf, G., & Snowden, L. (2018). Medicaid waivers and public sector mental health service penetration rates for youth. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88(5), 597-607.

Cordell, K. D., & Snowden, L. R. (2017). Reducing mental health emergency services for children served through California’s full service partnerships. Medical Care55(3), 299-305.

Cordell, K. D., & Snowden, L. R. (2017). Embracing comprehensive mental health and social services programs to serve children under California’s Mental Health Services Act. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research44(2), 233-242.

Shen, G. C., Eaton, J., & Snowden, L. R. (2017). Mainstreaming mental health care in 42 Countries. Health Systems & Reform3(4), 313-324.

Blanchard, J. J., Bradshaw, K. R., Garcia, C. P., Nasrallah, H. A., Harvey, P. D., Casey, D., Snowden, L. R ... & Nuechterlein, K. H. (2017). Examining the reliability and validity of the Clinical Assessment Interview for Negative Symptoms within the Management of Schizophrenia in Clinical Practice (MOSAIC) multisite national study. Schizophrenia Research185, 137-143.

Snowden, L. R., Wallace, N., Cordell, K., & Graaf, G. (2017). Increased mental health treatment financing, community-based organization's treatment programs, and Latino-White children's financing disparities. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics20(3), 137-145.

Snowden, L. R., Wallace, N., Cordell, K., & Graaf, G. (2016). Increased Medicaid financing and equalization of African Americans' and Whites' outpatient and emergency treatment expenditures. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics19(3), 167-174.

Bruckner, T. A., Kim, Y., Lubens, P., Singh, A., Snowden, L., & Chakravarthy, B. (2016). Emergency mental health services for children after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research43(1), 44-51.

Snowden, Lonnie R. (2014). "Poverty, safety net programs, and African Americans’ mental health." American Psychologist 69(8), 773-781.

McClellan, S. R., & Snowden, L. (2014). Association of mandated language access programming and quality of care provided by mental health agencies. Psychiatric Services66(1), 49-55.

Profile Updated: November 5, 2018