Latrice D. Vinson, Ph.D., M.P.H. is currently a Psychologist Clinician Investigator with the VISN 5 Mental Illness Research, Education, Clinical Center (MIRECC) and the Director of the Care for Patients with Complex Problems (CP)2 Program through the VHA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) and Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC). Latrice 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. She completed her clinical training through an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and the Washington DC VA Medical Center, respectively. Latrice is licensed as a clinical psychologist and has worked part-time providing therapy services to residents in community long-term care facilities.
As a policy fellow, Latrice worked as an operational coordinator for the “Complex Patient” Care Implementation Task Force, which led to the development of the (CP)2 Program. This work focused on providing safe and effective care for a growing group of vulnerable Veterans with co-occurring medical, mental health, and cognitive problems. Latrice 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. Latrice is active in several professional associations, including the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), where she serves as a Co-Convener for the GSA Mental Health Practice & Aging Interest Group.