W. Ladson Hinton, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Ladson Hinton, M.D. is a geriatric psychiatrist, clinical and services researcher, and social scientist. Over the past two decades, he has conducted interdisciplinary research to better understand the cultural and social dimensions of late life depression and dementia-related illness and caregiving experience among older adults and their families. He has applied this knowledge to develop innovative and culturally-appropriate intervention approaches to overcome gaps and disparities in healthcare. Dr. Hinton has received national recognition for his expertise on the cultural aspects of geriatric mental health and family caregiving and has received multiple awards from NIH as principal investigator. He is currently the principal investigator for an NIMH study entitled "A family-based primary care intervention to enhance older men’s depression care” and is Co-Directing a project (CARE-Partners) to develop and implement innovative new community and family-centered models of care for depression in older adults through a grant from the California-based Archstone Foundation.
Dr. Hinton directs the Latino Aging Research Resource Center (https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/latinoaging/), one of seven national Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) funded by NIA and also directs the Education Core for the NIA funded UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He chairs the Distinguished Scholars Advisory Board for the USC Roybal Institute on Aging and is an Associate of the Harvard Asia Center where he is engaged in a collaborative global health project to develop new models for eldercare in Asia. He was a Contributor to the DSM-5 Gender and Cross-Cultural Work Group and is co-editor of a forthcoming book entitled Cultural Formulation Interview Handbook (American Psychiatric Press, Inc.). He is currently serving on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults.
B.S., UC Bekeley, 1981
M.D., Tulane University Medical School, 1985