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Lisa Kinoshita Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Lisa Kinoshita is a Social Science Research Associate at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Dr. Kinoshita completed her clinical psychology internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System where she received extensive training in clinical geropsychology, neuropsychological assessment and Asian American psychology.  During her internship, she learned extensive memory evaluation methods using neuropsychological measures and directly observed the benefits of early dementia evaluations for older adults.  She also conducted cognitive behavioral therapy with ethnically diverse depressed dementia caregivers. Dr. Kinoshita was the first postdoctoral fellow in dementia research with the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC).  As a fellow, she pursued additional training in neuropsychological assessment with older adults and began conducting research on culture fair memory assessments, in particular with Japanese and Chinese elders.  She continues to do neuropsychological evaluations, particularly with older adults who have memory concerns. She also coordinates medication trials aimed at slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Kinoshita has published a number of articles and book chapters that focus on cultural diversity within a clinical setting. She recently published an article on the influence of traditional Japanese cultural beliefs on Japanese American caregiving. She also co-authored a book chapter on cognitive behavioral therapy with ethnically diverse older adults.  Dr. Kinoshita is the past Secretary-Historian for the Asian American Psychological Association (2001-2003).