Professor Hinton

W. Ladson Hinton, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Address
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of California, Davis Medical Center
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone (916) 734-3485
Fax (916) 734-3384
e-mail  ladson.hinton@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu


Research Interests
Social and cultural factors involved in barriers to mental health care

 

Dr. Hinton is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist with a background in both health services research and medical anthropology. He is been actively involved in conducting epidemiological and anthropologically-informed research with older adults and their families. Dr. Hinton received his BA in humanities at the University of California, Berkeley and then completed medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans. He did his psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed postdoctoral training in health services research in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program and medical anthropology at Harvard. Dr. Hinton's research focuses on social and cultural influences in illness experiences, dementia, late life depression, family caregiving, and stigma and other barriers to mental health care for vulnerable and minority populations. He is currently funded by an National Institute on Aging sponsored career development award (K23) and is also the Director of the Education Core at the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center. He is also the site PI for the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA).

 

Recent Publications                          

 


Pathways to dementia diagnosis in a multiethnic sample: A qualitative study of help-seeking patterns and family concerns about the quality of their care.
Hinton L, Franz C, Friend J, Chambers D
Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders, 18: 134-144

AInfluence of patients’ requests for direct-to-consumer advertised antidepressants: a randomized controlled trial.
Kravitz R, Epstein R, Feldman R, Franz C, Wilkes M, Hinton L, Franks P
JAMA, 293(16) 1995-2002