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About Gina M. Vincent

Gina Vincent, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Law & Psychiatry Program, and Director of Translational Law and Psychiatry Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also is President of the National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners (NYSAP), a technical assistance center for assisting juvenile justice agencies with the selection and implementation of risk assessment and behavioral health screening tools. Dr. Vincent has received funding from NIMH, the MacArthur Foundation, and OJJDP for studies relevant to risk for reoffending, mental health problems, and substance abuse among youth involved in the juvenile justice system. She is author of the widely-used Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation: A Guidebook for Implementation manual. As such, her most recent research involves the effectiveness of implementation of risk assessment, behavioral health screening tools, and evidence-based case planning approaches in juvenile justice. Dr. Vincent also recently completed a young investigator’s award from NIDA to apply neuroimaging techniques to the study of substance abuse among high-risk youth. She has published, lectured, and presented research at over 150 international, national, and local juvenile justice agency conferences in the areas of risk assessment, adolescent substance abuse, callous-unemotional traits and psychopathy, and mental health symptoms in juvenile justice.


Present Co-Director of the Law & Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
Present Director of Translational Law & Psychiatry Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
Present Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • AAMC Early Career Women in Medicine Leadership Conference (2011)
  • American-Psychology Law Society Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award (2010)
  • Member: National Institute of Justice Workgroup on the Scientific Study of Early Adult Offending (2009)
  • UMass Psychiatry Junior Investigator Research Fellowship (2009)
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Recipient - 3 Years
  • American Psychology-Law Society Dissertation Award (2003)

Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
222 Maple Ave, Chang Building
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: (508) 856-8727
Fax: (508) 856-8605


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