Peter J Snyder PhD

Professor (Adjunct) in the Child Study Center

Biographical Info


Professor Snyder received his doctorate in clinical psychology and behavioral neuroscience from Michigan State University in 1992, following an internship in clinical neuropsychology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New York, USA). Dr. Snyder was awarded the 1992 Wilder Penfield Fellowship by the American Epilepsy Society and the Epilepsy Foundation of America, and he served as a Clinical Neurosciences Fellow in the NIMH Clinical Research Center for the Study of Schizophrenia at Hillside Hospital (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) in 1992 and 1993.
Dr. Snyder publishes regularly and he maintains numerous scientific collaborations. He serves as an Associate Editor of Brain and Cognition, and he has delivered over 150 presentations at international scientific conferences. His academic interests span across a range of topics in neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, history of neuroscience and research ethics; and his clinical interests bridge a wide variety of neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions. From 1998 through 2005, Dr. Snyder was employed as a scientist, clinician and manager at Pfizer Global Research & Development – Groton Laboratories (Connecticut, USA) – the largest research laboratory of Pfizer Inc. Dr. Snyder was responsible for the identification and development of novel clinical technologies and biomarkers for the CNS therapeutic area at Pfizer. Then, as a Director and Early Clinical Leader at Pfizer, Dr. Snyder led the development of novel compounds for the treatment of schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Snyder left Pfizer in 2006, to return to academia as a Professor (with tenure) in the Departments of Psychology and Neurology at the University of Connecticut (Storrs & Farmington, CT). While at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Snyder directed a Master of Science program in Clinical & Translational Research, he taught graduate courses in cognitive neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology, and he maintained an active neurophysiology laboratory. In 2008 Dr. Snyder accepted a position as the Vice President & Chief Research Officer for the major affiliate teaching hospitals of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (Providence, RI), where he also serves as a Professor in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Snyder consults to several pharmaceutical corporations, he is an active adjunct faculty member in the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, and he serves as the major professor for several graduate and post-doctoral students. Dr. Snyder is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Div. 40, Clinical Neuropsychology; Div. 6, Behavioural Neuroscience), and he is the recipient of the 2001 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Snyder is the Senior Editor of a best-selling handbook on clinical neuropsychological practice that is published by the American Psychological Association (APA Books, Inc.).


Education & Training

M.A.
Michigan State University (1988)
Psy.D.
Michigan State University (1992)

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