Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
UC San Francisco


Dr. Stephen Hinshaw is Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, where he was Department Chair from 2004-2011, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC San Francisco. He received his A.B. from Harvard (summa cum laude) and, after directing school programs and residential summer camps for children with special needs, his doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA. He was a post-doctoral fellow in clinical psychology at the Langley Porter Institute at UC San Francisco. His research focuses on developmental psychopathology, clinical interventions with children and adolescents with externalizing problems, and both understanding and reducing mental illness stigma. He has received over $20 million in NIH funding and an equal amount in foundation support. Currently, he serves as co-director of the UCSF-UC Berkeley Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center and heads the Awareness & Hope (stigma-reduction) arm of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge.

Dr. Hinshaw has authored over 375 articles and chapters plus 12 books. His memoir, Another Kind of Madness: A Journey through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness (St. Martin’s, 2017), was awarded Best Book in Autobiography/Memoir by the American BookFest in 2018. From 2009-2014 he was editor of Psychological Bulletin, the most cited journal in psychology. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). A master teacher, Hinshaw received a Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley’s Division of Social Sciences in 2001 and the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award from Phi Beta Kappa of Northern California. His Great Lecture series from the Teaching Company, “Origins of the Human Mind,” was published in 2010.

His numerous national and international awards for research contributions include the following (he is the only individual to have received all six): Distinguished Scientist Award, Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (2015) James McKeen Cattell Award, Association for Psychological Science (2016) Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award, Society for Research in Child Development (2017) Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research (2019) Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, American Psychological Association (2020) Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, National Academy of Medicine (2020) In addition, he was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021. Hinshaw’s work has been featured regularly in the media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Today Show, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, PBS, CNN, and many more.