Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Co-Chair, Scientific Research Council

Child Mind Institute

Vice-Chair for Psychology, Department of Psychiatry

University of California, San Francisco

Professor, Department of Psychology

University of California at Berkeley

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, a leader in the field of developmental psychopathology, investigates the earliest signs and progression of childhood psychiatric disorders, particularly attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He is also a scholar of the stigmatization of mental illness. A former chair of the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, Hinshaw is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the former president of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He has authored over 300 scientific publications (h-index, Google Scholar: 96) and 12 books, including The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today’s Push for Performance, The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures, and The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change. A significant public voice, he has been interviewed by Time magazine, USA Today, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications, and has appeared on The Today Show and Good Morning America.


  • University of California, Berkeley, Distinguished Teaching Award
  • California Psychological Association, Distinguished Scientific Contribution
  • American Psychological Association, Fellow
  • Association for Psychological Science, Fellow
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (2015)
  • James McKeen Cattell Award, Association of Psychological Science, distinguished lifetime contributions to applied psychological science (2016)
  • Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award, Society for Research in Child Development (2017)


  • University of California at Los Angeles, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 1983
  • Harvard University, AB in Psychology and Social Relations, 1974