Devon Hinton, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Part-time
Harvard Medical School
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD UC Davis School of Medicine 1988
cambodia; cross-cultural comparison; panic attacks; panic disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; refugee trauma; refugees; sleep paralysis; somatic symptoms; somatoform disorders

Devon E. Hinton, M.D, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and psychiatrist, and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. He has researched culturally specific presentations of somatic symptoms, panic attacks, panic disorder, and PTSD among Southeast Asian populations, particularly Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees, and among Latino populations.

He and his team have developed a manualized treatment that can be culturally adapted for the treatment of traumatized refugees, a treatment that has been shown to be effective for multiple groups including Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees and Spanish-speaking populations.

He is fluent in several languages including Cambodian and Spanish. He was a member of the DSM-V Cultural Study Group and an advisor to the Anxiety, OC, Posttraumatic, and Dissociative Disorders Work Group of DSM–V (American Psychiatric Association). He is the author of over a 130 articles and over 30 chapters, and is the co-editor of four volumes: Culture and Panic Disorder (Stanford University Press), 2009; Genocide and Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and Recovery (Cambridge University Press), 2015; Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective (University of Penn Press), 2016; and The DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation (American Psychiatric Press). 2016.