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Nicole Short, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Nicole Short is a clinical psychologist whose translational research program focuses on the etiology, 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 comorbid posttraumatic stress symptoms and substance use. Her work focuses on transdiagnostic risk factors, such as anxiety sensitivity and sleep disturbance, and utilizes a variety of research methods and designs, including mechanistic clinical trials, ecological momentary assessment and intervention (EMA/EMI), and elicitation and assessment of the human stress response.

Dr. 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 doctoral degree 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.