Briana Snyder

Assistant Professor


Contact Info

Linthicum Hall, Room 320


Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
M.S. in Nursing, Towson University
B.S. in Nursing, Stevenson University
B.A. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Certified Nurse Educator
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer

Areas of Expertise

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Dissociative Disorders
Intimate Partner Violence
Integrative Health
Nursing Education


  • Giarardi, A., Curran, M.S., & Snyder, B.L. (In press). Healthy intimate relationship education for adults with autism. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
  • Snyder, B.L., & Buursma, M. (2020). Leadership succession in volunteer organizations: Challenges, benefits, and best practices. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(6), 474-479.
  • Snyder, B.L. (2020). Practicing what we preach: Teaching psychiatric-mental health student nurses to care for themselves. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 58(6), 40-45. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20200406-02
  • Snyder, B.L. (2019). Why (not to) choose psychiatric-mental health nursing. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 57(10), 2-3. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20190919-01
  • Wierenga, K.L., Kamp, K., Snyder, B.L., Arthur, E., & Holden, J. (2019). Leadership engagement for emerging nurse scholars. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(5), 784-790. doi: 10.1177/0193945919845207
  • Hardin, H.K., Wierenga, K.L., Burbach, B., Kamp, K., Snyder, B.L. & Larson, J.L. (2019). Midwest Nursing Research Society committee updates. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(3), 477-480. doi: 10.1177/0193945919830542
  • Weberman, A., Brand, B., Snyder, B.L., & Kaliush, P. (2018). Detecting genuine and simulated dissociative identity disorder with the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM). Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. doi: 10.1037/tra0000405


  • Giardi, A., Curran, M., & Snyder, B.L (2020 October). Health intimate relationship education for adults with autism: Implications for the PMH nurse. Accepted for poster presentation at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 34th Annual Conference, Coronado Springs, FL.
  • Snyder, B.L., Mark, H. & Crusse, E. (2020, June). Towson University's Online Option for Degree Completion: Professional Development for Faculty. (Virtual Podium Presentation). Maryland Action Coalition Summit.
  • Smith, C., Snyder, B.L., & Buursma, M. (2020, April). Midwest Nursing Research Society and Emerging Scholars Network New Member Orientation. (Podium Presentation). Midwest Nursing Research Society 44th Annual Research Conference (Virtual).
  • Batiquin, L.R., & Snyder, B.L. (2020, March). A need for change: Current mental health training for health care providers in general care facilities and units. Poster presented at the Towson University Celebration of Scholarship & Learning.
  • Snyder, B.L. (2019, October). Practicing what we preach: Teaching psychiatric-mental health nursing students to care for themselves adn their patients. Paper presented at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 33rd Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Curran, S., Yeager, J., Breneman, C. & Snyder, B.L. (2019, October). Non-Pharmalogical Interventions for Chronic Pain to Address Opioid adn Substance Use Disorder. Towson University College of Health Professions Grand Rounds. (Invited Speaker). Towson, MD
  • Crusse, E., Frank, K., Snyder, B.L. (2019). Towson University NSP II Grants: 16-118, 19-120. NSP II Project Director's Meeting at Chesapeake College. (Podium Presentation). Wye Mills, MD.
  • Ryan, T., Curran, M.S., & Snyder, B.L. (2019, March). The new reality, acting the part in psychiatric nursing simulations. Poster presented at the University of Maryland School of Nursing Institute for Educators, Baltimore, MD. 
  • Snyder, B.L. (2019, February). Child maltreatment and the link to experiencing intimate partner violence in adulthood: Implications for nurse-midwives. Paper presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Creating Healthy Work Environments conference, New Orlean, LA. 
  • Curran, M.S., Rubio, Y., Burgess, A., Snyder, B.L. & Zaks, Z. (2019, January). Healthy intimate relationships in adults with autism. Poster presented at Towson University Undergraduate Research Institute, Baltimore, MD.