Nicole Short

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Post-traumatic stress, Substance use, Anxiety disorders, Insomnia, Sexual assault


Nicole Short is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on the causes, prevention, and treatment of trauma and anxiety-related disorders.

She is particularly interested in the development and testing of cognitive behavioral digital health interventions delivered in the early aftermath of trauma (e.g., sexual assault) to mitigate the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms and substance use. Her work focuses on certain risk factors, such as anxiety sensitivity and sleep disturbance, and includes a variety of research methods and designs. 

Short joined the faculty at UNLV in 2022 after three years on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Florida State University in 2019 after completing her clinical internship at the Charleston Consortium. She also serves on the Associate Editorial Board of Behaviour Research and Therapy.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University
  • Doctoral Internship, Medical University of South Carolina
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

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