Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD

Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Vice Chair for Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF

Phone at Hinshaw Laboratory: 510-643-0373
Fax at Hinshaw Laboratory: 510-643-5335
Email: hinshaw@berkeley.edu


UC Berkeley Psychology website

Hinshaw Lab

The ADHD Explosion website

Research interests:

I have a longstanding history of extramural support from NIH, related to research on developmental psychopathology in general (and ADHD in particular), including family and peer correlates, neuropsychological risk factors, mechanisms explaining long-term outcome, and clinical trials of psychosocial/pharmacologic treatments, particularly their multimodal combination. Understanding mediators, moderators, and mechanisms of change with respect to attentional and disinhibitory psychopathology, as well as related long-term impairments (e.g., substance abuse; self-injury), has been a key focus. I have also been a core investigator of parent-child transmission of psychopathology and family interactional processes, peer relationships, neural correlates, policy-related implications of basic research and prevention, and mental illness stigmatization. I have participated in the MTA Study (the largest clinical trial for children with a mental health condition, namely ADHD) since its inception, as PI for the Berkeley site and as Chair of the Assessment subcommittee. I founded and direct the Berkeley Girls with ADHD Longitudinal Study (BGALS), the largest prospective investigation of girls with ADHD in existence, with a 16-year retention rate of 95%. I have received national and international awards for my research. I am increasingly interested in global ramifications of work on developmental psychopathology and believe that my conceptual, methodological, and organizational skills will be valuable to the collaborative training effort.

Professional Honors and Awards:

  • Phi Beta Kappa; Detur Prize, Harvard University 1974 Ames Award, Harvard University
  • 1977-1981 Chancellor's Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1980 Distinguished Scholar Award, UCLA (outstanding graduate student, campuswide) 1985 R.E. Harris Award, Outstanding Fellow in Clinical Psychology, UC San Francisco 2001 Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Letters and Sciences, UC Berkeley 2001- Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • 2004 Special Award for Research/Service, California State Learning Disabilities Association 2005- Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • 2007- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2009 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, California State Psychological Association 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award, Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology
  • 2016 James McKeen Cattell Award, Association for Psychological Science (for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research)

Selected publications:

  1. Hinshaw, S.P. (1987). On the distinction between attentional deficits/hyperactivity and conduct problems/aggression in child psychopathology. Psychological Bulletin, 101, 443-463.
  2. Hinshaw, S.P. (1992). Externalizing behavior problems and academic underachievement in childho and adolescence: Causal relationships and underlying mechanisms. Psychological Bulletin, 111, 12 155.
  3. Hinshaw, S.P., Lahey, B.B., & Hart, E.L. (1993). Issues of taxonomy and comorbidity in the development of conduct disorder. Development and Psychopathology, 5, 31-49.
  4. Hinshaw, S. P., & Melnick, S. (1995). Peer relationships in children with attention-deficit hyperactivit disorder with and without comorbid aggression. Development and Psychopathology, 7, 627-647.
  5. Hinshaw, S. P., Owens, E. B., Zalecki, C., Huggins, S. P., Montenegro-Nevado, A., Schrodek, E., & Swanson, E. N. (2012). Prospective follow-up of girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder into young adulthood: Continuing impairment includes elevated risk for suicide attempts and self-injury. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 1041-1051.
  6. Miller, M., Ho, J., & Hinshaw, S. P. (2012). Executive functions in girls with ADHD followed prospectively into young adulthood. Neuropsychology, 26, 278-287.
  7. Swanson, E. N., Owens, E. B., & Hinshaw, S. P. (2014). Pathways to self-harmful behaviors in young women with and without ADHD: A longitudinal investigation of mediating factors. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 44, 505-515.
  8. Guendelman, M., Owens, E. B., Galan, C., Gard, A., & Hinshaw, S. P. (2016). Early adult correlates of maltreatment in girls with ADHD: Increased risk for internalizing problems and suicidality. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 1-14.
  9. Hinshaw S.P., Owens, E.B., Wells, K.C., Kraemer, H.C., Abikoff, H.B., Arnold, L.E., Conners, C.K., Elliott, G., Greenhill, L.L., Hechtman, L., Hoza, B., Jensen, P.S., March, J.S., Newcorn, J.H., Pelham W.E., Swanson, J.M., Vitiello, B,, & Wigal, T. (2000). Family processes and treatment outcome in th MTA: Negative/ ineffective parenting practices in relation to multimodal treatment. Journal of Abnorm Child Psychology, 28, 555-568.
  10. Hinshaw, S. P. (2002). Intervention research, theoretical mechanisms, and causal processes related to externalizing behavior patterns. Development and Psychopathology, 14, 789-818.
  11. Owens, E. B., Hinshaw, S. P., Kraemer, H. C., Arnold, L. E., Abikoff, H. B., Cantwell, D. P., Conners
  12. C. K., Elliott, G., Greenhill, L. L., Hechtman, L. T., Hoza, B., Jensen, P. S., March, J. S., Newcorn, J. H., Pelham, W.E., Richters, J. E., Schiller, E., Severe, J. B., Swanson, J. M., Vereen, D., Vitiello, B., Wells, K. C., & Wigal, T. (2003). Which treatment for whom for ADHD? Moderators of treatment response in the MTA. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 540-552.
  13. Hinshaw, S. P., & Arnold, L. E. (2015). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, multimodal treatment, and longitudinal outcome: Evidence, paradox, and challenge. WIRES Cognitive Science, 6, 39-52.
  14. Hinshaw, S. P. (2005). The stigmatization of mental illness in children and parents: Developmental issues family concerns, and research needs. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46, 714- 734.
  15. Hinshaw, S. P., & Stier, A. (2008). Stigma in relation to mental disorders. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 4, 269-293.
  16. Martinez, A., Piff, P. K., Mendoza-Denton, R., & Hinshaw, S. P. (2011). The power of a label: Mental illness diagnoses, ascribed humanity, and social rejection. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30, 1-23.
  17. Murman, N., Buckingham, K. C. E., Fontilea, P., Villanueva, R., Leventhal, B., & Hinshaw, S. P. (2014). Let’s Erase the Stigma (LETS): A quasi-experimental evaluation of adolescent-led school groups intended to reduce mental illness stigma. Child and Youth Care Forum, 43, 631-637.