Our faculty and residents are leaders in diversity research, including cultural psychiatry, social determinants of mental health, structural racism, and immigrant and refugee mental health, to name a few.

Areas of diversity research

Our faculty and residents have interests in several areas of diversity-related research, including the following:

  • Cultural psychiatry
  • Social determinants of mental health
  • Structural racism in psychiatry
  • Social injustice and mental health
  • Refugee mental health
  • Immigrant mental health
  • LGBTQ+ mental health care
  • Mental and physical health needs of human trafficking survivors
  • Aging-related health inequities

Selected publications

Our faculty and residents are active in writing and publishing in psychiatric and health care journals on diversity topics. Following is a list of some of the publications from present to 2018:

Chaka Batley, Katherine Chon, Ashley Garrett, Jordan Greenbaum, Elizabeth Hopper, Laura Murphy, Jessica Peck, Elizabeth Pfenning, Rachel Robitz, Hanni Stoklosa. Report: Core Competencies for Human Trafficking Response in Health Care and Behavioral Health Systems, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center, February 2021.

Poh Choo How, Christine E. Kho, Raquel Rodríguez, Ruth S. Shim. Immigration as a Social Determinant of Mental Health: Implications for Training and Education in Psychiatry. Acad Psychiatry. 2021 Feb;45(1):93-99. doi: 10.1007/s40596-020-01362-2. Epub 2021 Jan 9. PMID: 33420700.

Quiñones AR, Susan L Mitchell SL, Jackson JD , María P Aranda MP, Peggye Dilworth-Anderson P, Ellen P McCarthy EP, Hinton L. Achieving Health Equity in Embedded Pragmatic Trials for People Living with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers. J Am Geriatr Soc 2020 Jul;68 Suppl 2(Suppl 2):S8-S13.

Nguyen, H., Hinton, L. Applying Buddhism to enhance the skills and well-being of interventionists in a clinical trial to support family caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s disease in Vietnam. Social Work Journal of the National University of Mongolia, Special Issue: Integration of Diversity and Culturally Sensitive Practices in Social Work, 34-40, 2020.

Rote S, Angel J, Hinton L. Characteristics and Consequences of Family Support in Latino Dementia Care. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2019 Dec; 34(4):337-354

Tuan Anh Nguyen, Thang Pham, Thu Ha Dang, Walter Ladson Hinton, Anh Trung Nguyen, Tuan Le Pham,Maria Crotty, Susan Kurrle, Quang Thuc Bui, Huong Nguyen, Elizabeth E. Roughead. Towards the development of Vietnam’s national dementia plan—the first step of action. Australasian Journal of Ageing. December 9, 2019.

Garcia ME, Hinton L, Gregorich SE, Livaudais-Toman J, Kaplan C, Karliner L. Unmet Mental Health Need Among Chinese and Latino Primary Care Patients: Intersection of Ethnicity, Gender, and English Proficiency. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2019 Oct 30. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05483-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Hinton L, Tran D, Nguyen TN, Ho J, Gitlin L. Interventions to support family caregivers of people living with dementia in high, middle, and low-income countries in Asia: a scoping review. BMJ Global Health. 2019 Sep 12;4:e001830

Jerant A, Sciolla AF, Henderson MC, Griffin E, Talamantes E, Fancher T, Franks P. Medical Student Socioeconomic Disadvantage, Self-Designated Disadvantage, and Subsequent Academic Performance. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2019;30(4):1419-1432. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2019.0095. PMID: 31680106.

Sciolla AF, Wilkes MS, Griffin EJ. Adverse Childhood Experiences in Medical Students: Implications for Wellness. Acad Psychiatry. 2019 Aug;43(4):369-374. doi: 10.1007/s40596-019-01047-5. Epub 2019 Mar 8. PMID: 30850989; PMCID: PMC6647886.

Brewster P, Barnes L, Haan M, Johnson JK, Manly JJ, Nápoles AM, Whitmer RA, Carvajal-Carmona L, Early D, Farias S, Mayeda ER, Melrose R, Meyer OL, Al Hazzouri AZ, Hinton L, Mungas D. Progress and future challenges in aging and diversity research in the United States. Alzheimers Dement. 2019 Jul;15(7):995-1003.

Hinton L, Kohrt BA, Kleinman A. Engaging families to advance global mental health intervention research. Lancet Psychiatry. 2019 May;6(5):365-367

Ruth S. Shim, Michael T. Compton. Addressing the Social Determinants of Mental Health: If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who? Psychiatric Services. 2018.

Ruth S. Shim, Christine E. Kho, Jann Murray-García. Inequities in Mental Health and Mental Health Care: A Review and Future Directions. Psychiatr Ann. 2018.

Meyer OL, Fukurai M, Ho J, Limtiaco P, Nguyen HH, Dang J, Zane N, Hinton L. Dementia caregiver intervention development and adaptation in the Vietnamese American community: A qualitative study. Dementia (London). 2018 Aug 6:1471301218792704

Perales J, Hinton L, Burns J, Vidoni ED. Cardiovascular health and cognitive function among Mexican older adults: cross-sectional results from the WHO Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Apr 18:1-10.

Swati Rao, Poh Choo How, Hendry Ton. Education, Training, and Recruitment of a Diverse Workforce in Psychiatry. Psychiatric Annals. 2018 Mar 1; 48(3):143-148. 

Sciolla AF. Screening for Childhood Adversities in Prenatal Care: What Works and Why. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Jul;27(7):854-855.

Rachel Robitz, Amy Gajaria, Hanni Stoklosa, Ebony Jones, Susie Baldwin. A Young Transgender Woman with Fatigue, Malnutrition, and a Previous Suicide Attempt. Psychiatr Ann. 2018.

Meyer OL, Liu XL, Tancredi D, Ramirez AS, Schulz R, Hinton L. Neighborhood socioeconomic status and cognitive trajectories in a diverse longitudinal cohort. Clinical gerontologist. 2018 Jan 1;41(1):82-93.

Goldstein E, Murray-García J, Sciolla AF, Topitzes J. Medical Students’ Perspectives on Trauma-Informed Care Training. Perm J. 2018.