- Professor, Psychology
- Developmental Neuropsychology
- Ph.D., Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
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 relatively mild 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 subtle 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 to offer valuable information to each individual child and family with rigorous hypothesis testing to add to the scientific knowledge about each disorder.