Latrice Vinson, PhD, MPH

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Latrice D. Vinson, Ph.D., M.P.H. is completing a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center with an emphasis in geropsychology and severe mental illness. Dr. Vinson received her undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University. She completed a dual degree program where she earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of Alabama with a concentration in geropsychology and a Master of Public Health in Health Care Organization from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Vinson has clinical and research experience in the field of long-term care for older adults and has worked on a number of projects that have led to improved quality of life and access to care for residents in long-term care settings. Her research on workforce diversity management in long-term care was supported by the Southern Regional Education Board. She also has research experience in minority aging and health disparities. Dr. Vinson has presented her research at national conferences and has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Her clinical interests are non-pharmacologic interventions to improve challenging dementia-related behaviors, long-term care culture change, and resident-centered care practices. Dr. Vinson is a member of several professional associations, including the American Psychological Association, the American Public Health Association, and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Additionally, she is the 2015-2016 Co-Convener of the GSA Mental Health Practice & Aging Interest Group.