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Lonnie R. ​Snowden, PhD

Professor of the Graduate School, Health Policy and Management
Lonnie R. Snowden is Professor of Health Policy and Management whose research focuses on mental health care access and quality, especially disparities in access and quality.


Lonnie R. Snowden is a Health Policy and Management Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. Snowden has served on numerous review and advisory committees for the National Institutes of Mental Health and Drug Abuse and for various foundations, and he was a consultant at RAND and a Senior Scholar at Washington University St. Louis. He contributed sections to the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health and served as Co- Scientific Editor of the supplement “Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity”: A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. His numerous awards include the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Award, American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, and the Berkeley Citation.

Research Interests

  • Access and effectiveness of mental health care, especially to minority and underserved populations


  • PhD – Community and Clinical Psychology
    Wayne State University, 1975
  • MA – Clinical Psychology
    Wayne State University, 1972
  • BA – Psychology
    University of Michigan, 1969