|Ph.D.||Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York|
|Office||Science Building A346|
Veronica J Hinton is a developmental neuropsychologist whose research focuses on delineating the cognitive and behavioral phenotypes associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her primary focus has been on examining the neuropsychological profile of disorders of known genetic etiology that present with selective cognitive deficits. By examining the phenotype in depth and considering the underlying physiology due to the known genetic mutation, these disorders serve as models to investigate the neuroscience associated with the cognitive skills involved. Dr. Hinton has done extensive work characterizing the specific cognitive and behavioral profile associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and is currently investigating the cognitive and behavioral profile associated with children who are carriers of the premutation of Fragile X Syndrome. In addition, her work has studied neuropsychological function in children with Glut-1 Deficiency syndrome, mitochondrial disease, febrile seizures and low birth weight. Dr. Hinton combines clinical assessment with rigorous hypothesis testing to offer valuable information to each individual child and family , while adding to the scientific knowledge about each disorder.
Dr. Hinton graduated with a PhD from the Queens College, CUNY graduate program in Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology track, in 1994. She completed a clinical internship in neuropsychology at Long Island Jewish Hospital, as well as post-doctoral training in developmental disabilities at the NYS Institute for Basis Research and in developmental research skills at the Psychobiology Training program at Columbia University. Dr. Hinton was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University in 1996, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006, and remained there until 2018. During her time at Columbia, she worked in clinical research, as a clinician, and running a clinical training externship program for graduate students in psychology. Her research examined the cognitive and behavioral profiles associated with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Hinton was the recipient of numerous NIH and private foundation grants as both a principal and co-investigator, and has 57 published manuscripts, in addition to multiple chapters, abstracts and presentations. In addition, she mentored and graduated multiple master’s students and five PhD students. Dr. Hinton’s clinical work involved starting and then directing a pediatric clinical neuropsychology service in the Division of Child Neurology, which she ran for over seven years and which simultaneously provided an externship training program for graduate students in psychology. She is delighted to return to her former graduate program at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York to help train and mentor students in their future roles of clinician-scholars.