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    Gina Vincent PhD

    TitleResearch Associate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
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        Dr. Gina Vincent, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Translational Law
        & Psychiatry Research in the Center for Mental Health Services Research in the
        Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester,
        MA. She received her Ph.D. in the Forensic Psychology and Law program from Simon Fraser
        University in 2003. Dr. Vincent has received funding from NIDA, NIMH and the MacArthur
        Foundation for studies relevant to risk assessment for re-offending/violence, mental
        health screening, and addiction among youth involved in the juvenile justice system or 
        with callous-unemotional conduct disorder. She has a NIDA K01 Young Investigator’s Award to study the
        underlying functionalities of cocaine addiction among youth with callous-unemotional conduct disorder. 
        She is also the Co-Director of the National Youth Screening & Assessment Project (NYSAP; Director:
        Thomas Grisso), a national technical assistance centers to assist juvenile justice agencies with the
        selection and implementation of mental health screening and risk assessment tools.  Dr. Vincent also
        has years of experience as a trainer and consultant for clinical forensic assessments of
        psychopathic personality disorder using the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised. 
        Dr. Vincent has specialized interests in juvenile justice, particularly with respect to implementation 
        and policy research, risk assessment for reoffending and violence, callous-unemotional conduct disorder and psychopathy, 
        and development of screening and assessment tools. Her main goals pertain to the fair and
        accurate use of risk assessment procedures in juvenile justice and identificaiton of the underlying 
        neuropsychological functionalities of drug abuse. 

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        1. Vincent GM, Guy LS, Perrault RT, Gershenson B. Risk Assessment Matters, But Only When Implemented Well: A Multisite Study in Juvenile Probation. Law Hum Behav. 2016 Oct 31.
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        2. Tsang S, Schmidt KM, Vincent GM, Salekin RT, Moretti MM, Odgers CL. Assessing psychopathy among justice involved adolescents with the PCL:YV: an item response theory examination across gender. Personal Disord. 2015 Jan; 6(1):22-31.
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        3. Aharoni E, Vincent GM, Harenski CL, Calhoun VD, Sinnott-Armstrong W, Gazzaniga MS, Kiehl KA. Neuroprediction of future rearrest. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 9; 110(15):6223-8.
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        4. Vincent GM, Guy LS, Gershenson BG, McCabe P. Does risk assessment make a difference? Results of implementing the SAVRY in juvenile probation. Behav Sci Law. 2012 Jul-Aug; 30(4):384-405.
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        5. Perrault RT, Paiva-Salisbury M, Vincent GM. Probation officers' perceptions of youths' risk of reoffending and use of risk assessment in case management. Behav Sci Law. 2012 Jul-Aug; 30(4):487-505.
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        6. Vincent GM, Guy LS, Fusco SL, Gershenson BG. Field reliability of the SAVRY with juvenile probation officers: Implications for training. Law Hum Behav. 2012 Jun; 36(3):225-36.
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        7. Viljoen JL, McLachlan K, Vincent GM. Assessing violence risk and psychopathy in juvenile and adult offenders: a survey of clinical practices. Assessment. 2010 Sep; 17(3):377-95.
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        8. Murrie DC, Henderson CE, Vincent GM, Rockett JL, Mundt C. Psychiatric symptoms among juveniles incarcerated in adult prison. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Aug; 60(8):1092-7.
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        9. Vincent GM, Odgers CL, McCormick AV, Corrado RR. The PCL: YV and recidivism in male and female juveniles: a follow-up into young adulthood. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2008 Jun-Jul; 31(3):287-96.
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        10. Vincent GM, Grisso T, Terry A, Banks S. Sex and race differences in mental health symptoms in juvenile justice: the MAYSI-2 national meta-analysis. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 Mar; 47(3):282-90.
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        11. Vincent GM. Psychopathy and violence risk assessment in youth. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2006 Apr; 15(2):407-28, ix.
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        12. Andrade JT, Vincent GM, Saleh FM. Juvenile sex offenders: a complex population. J Forensic Sci. 2006 Jan; 51(1):163-7.
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        13. Grisso T, Vincent GM. The empirical limits of forensic mental health assessment. Law Hum Behav. 2005 Feb; 29(1):1-5.
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        14. Corrado RR, Vincent GM, Hart SD, Cohen IM. Predictive validity of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version for general and violent recidivism. Behav Sci Law. 2004; 22(1):5-22.
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        15. Lexcen FJ, Vincent GM, Grisso T. Validity and structure of a self-report measure of youth psychopathy. Behav Sci Law. 2004; 22(1):69-84.
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        16. Vincent GM, Vitacco MJ, Grisso T, Corrado RR. Subtypes of adolescent offenders: affective traits and antisocial behavior patterns. Behav Sci Law. 2003; 21(6):695-712.
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        17. Lee Z, Vincent GM, Hart SD, Corrado RR. The validity of the Antisocial Process Screening Device as a self-report measure of psychopathy in adolescent offenders. Behav Sci Law. 2003; 21(6):771-86.
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        18. Hart SD, Watt KA, Vincent GM. Commentary on Seagrave and Grisso: impressions of the state of the art. Law Hum Behav. 2002 Apr; 26(2):241-5.
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