integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD)
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Trenesha Hill, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Autism Diagnostic Clinic within the integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD). Dr. Hill received her doctorate in school psychology from Tulane University. She completed an American Psychological Associated accredited predoctoral internship at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Then, she completed a two-year combined clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Track at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Dr. Hill’s clinical work involves the assessment and treatment of ASD. Her research focuses on: (1) understanding mechanisms of psychopathology in youth with ASD, (2) identifying determinants of disparities among children with ASD and low-income children, and (3) the translation of evidence-based programs in community settings. Her goal is to address mental health and educational disparities by promoting socioemotional development and academic functioning in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Licensed Psychologist: Texas, Nebraska
- Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Colorado – Aurora, CO 2020
- PhD, Tulane University – New Orleans, LA, 2018
- MS, Tulane University – New Orleans, LA, 2013
- BS, Tulane University – New Orleans, LA 2010
- Child Psychology
- Developmental Psychopathology
Special/Research Interests and Projects
- Co-occurring conditions (e.g., anxiety, ADHD) in autism spectrum disorder
- Disparities in autism spectrum disorder
- Mental health and educational disparities
Selected Publications (within the last 5 years)
- Robey, N., Margolies, S., Sutherland, L., Rupp, C., Black, C., Hill, T., & Baker, C. N. (2021). Understanding staff- and system-level contextual factors relevant to trauma-informed care implementation. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. org/10.1037/tra0000948.
- Hill, T. L., White, T.C., Anthony, B., Reaven, J., Harris, B., Reyes, N., & Anthony, L. G. (2021). Disparities in autism spectrum disorder diagnoses among 8-year-old children in Colorado: Who are we missing? Autism, 25(1), 102–113. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361320950058.
- Hill, T. , Gray, S. A.O., Baker, C. N., Boggs, K., Carey, E., Johnson, C., Kamps, J., & Varela, R. E. (2017). A pilot study examining the effectiveness of the PEERS program on social skills and anxiety in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 29(5), 797-808. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-017-9557-x. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5863753/
- American Psychological Association
- International Society for Autism Research
- Society for Research in Child Development
- Society for Prevention Research
- Child Health Research Institute
- Dissertation Grant Award, Society for the Study of School Psychology (2016)
- Robert E. Flowerree Summer Research Fellowship, Tulane University (2015, 2014)