Natacha Akshoomoff, PhD

Angela Ballantyne, PhD

Katherine Bangen, PhD

Ursula Bellugi, EdD

Mark W. Bondi, PhD

Gregory G. Brown, PhD

Sandra J. Brown, PhD

Kristin Cadenhead, MD

Ruth Carper, PhD

Leslie J. Carver, PhD

Mariana Cherner, PhD

Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD

Lisa Delano-Wood, PhD

Dean C. Delis, PhD

Lisa T. Eyler, PhD

J. Vincent Filoteo, PhD

Inna Fishman, PhD

Jay Giedd, MD

Paul E. Gilbert, PhD

Tamar H. Gollan, PhD

Eric Granholm, PhD

Igor Grant, MD

Frank Haist, PhD

Deborah L. Harrington, PhD

Robert K. Heaton, PhD

Phillip Holcomb, PhD

Jennifer E Iudicello, PhD

Amy J. Jak, PhD

Terry L. Jernigan, PhD

Emily Kappenman, PhD

William Kremen, PhD

Marta Kutas, PhD

Gregory Light, PhD

James Lohr, MD

Thomas D. Marcotte, PhD

Ksenija Marinkovic, PhD

Sarah N. Mattson, PhD

Jeffrey E. Max, MMBCh-MD

Carrie McDonald, PhD

David J. Moore, PhD

Raeanne Moore, PhD

Erin E. Morgan, PhD

Ralph-Axel Mueller, PhD

Claire Murphy, PhD

Sharon L. Nichols, PhD

Marc Norman, PhD

Barton W. Palmer, PhD

William Perry, PhD

Edward P. Riley, PhD

David P. Salmon, PhD

Dawn M. Schiehser, PhD

Martin I. Sereno, PhD

Susan F. Tapert, PhD

Michael J. Taylor, PhD

Jennifer D. Thomas, PhD

Jeanne Townsend, PhD

Doris A. Trauner, MD

Elizabeth W. Twamley, PhD

Christina E. Wierenga, PhD

Jillian Lee Wiggins, PhD

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Natacha Akshoomoff, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. natacha@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Pediatric neuropsychology: normal variations in neural, neuropsychological, and academic development and their genetic associations in children; the neural and neuropsychological impact of significant preterm birth on math skills. Behavioral phenotypes associated with rare genetic syndromes and methods to improve identification of young children at risk for developmental disorders. Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in children.
   

 

Angela Ballantyne, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Project Scientist
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. aballantyne@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
   

 

Katherine Bangen, PhD

Katie Bangen
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. kbangen@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-552-8585 x5794
Address
  1. Department of Psychiatry / University of California, San Diego / 9500 Gilman Drive / La Jolla, CA 92093-9151
Website
  1. profiles.ucsd.edu/katherine.bangen
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Dr. Bangen completed her doctoral training at the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Her research aims to better understand the functional and structural brain changes that occur in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia. Her current projects utilize neuropsychological and multimodal neuroimaging tools to elucidate vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bangen’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, VA Clinical Services Research and Development, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Representative Publications
  1. Bangen, K.J., Nation, D.A., Clark, L.R., Harmell, A.L., Wierenga, C.E., Dev, S.I., Delano-Wood, L., Zlatar, Z.Z., Salmon, D.P., Liu, T.T., & Bondi, M.W. (2014). Interactive effects of vascular risk burden and advanced age on cerebral blood flow. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6, 159.
  2. Bangen, K.J., Nation, D.A., Delano-Wood, L., Weissberger, G.H., Hansen, L.A., Galasko, D.R., Salmon, D.P., & Bondi, M.W. (2015). Aggregate vascular risk factors predict cerebrovascular changes in autopsy-confirmed Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 41(3), 809-817.
  3. Bangen, K.J., Clark, A.L., Werhane, M., Edmonds, E.C., Nation, D.A., Evangelista, N., Libon, D.J., Bondi, M.W., Delano-Wood., L., Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. (in press). Cortical amyloid burden differences across empirically-derived mild cognitive impairment subtypes and interaction with APOE e4 genotype. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Collaborators
  1. Dr. Mark Bondi / Dr. Lisa Delano-Wood / Dr. Gregory Brown / Dr. Amy Jak

 

Ursula Bellugi, EdD

Academic Title
  1. Professor and Director of Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. bellugi@salk.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Harvard University
Research Description
  1. Biological foundations of language and cognition; cognitive neuroscience.
   

 

Mark W. Bondi, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. mbondi@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Arizona
Research Description
  1. Neuropsychology of aging and dementia; neuropsychological and neuroimaging changes of older adults at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
   

 

 

Gregory G. Brown, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. gbrown@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Wayne State University
Research Description
  1. Mathematical and computer models of amnesia; functional magnetic resonance imaging; neuropsychology of Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, and schizophrenia.
   

 

Sandra J. Brown, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Clinical Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. s6brown@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Windsor
Research Description
  1. Neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents, developmental psychopathology.
   

 

Kristin Cadenhead, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. kcadenhead@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Texas Medical Branch
Research Description
  1. Schizophrenic spectrum illness-basic and clinical issues.
   

 

Ruth Carper, PhD

Carper R
Academic Title
  1. Research Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. rcarper@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 619-594-7350
Address
  1. 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 200 / San Diego, CA 92120
Website
  1. http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/bdil/web/BDIL.html
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, San Diego
Research Description
  1. Brain bases of autism from early development through aging. Methods include anatomical MRI and structural connectivity MRI (diffusion MRI) in combination with cognitive measures and other imaging modalities. Particular interest in the brain and cognitive changes that occur in middle age and aging in adults with autism.
Representative Publications
  1. Carper, R.A., Treiber, J., White, N., Kohli, J.S., Müller, R.-A. (2017). Restriction Spectrum Imaging detects changes in cortical neurite density in autism. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  2. Carper, R.A., Treiber, J.M., Yandall DeJesus, S., Müller, R.-A. (2016). Reduced hemispheric asymmetry of white matter microstructure in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  3. Nair, A., Carper, R.A., Abbott, A.E., Chen, C.P., Solders, S., Nakutin, S., Datko, M.C., Fishman, I. & Müller, R.-A. (2015). Regional specificity of aberrant thalamocortical connectivity in autism. Human Brain Mapping, 36: 4497-4511.
Collaborators
  1. Ralph-Axel Müller / Inna Fishman / Jeanne Townsend

 

Leslie J. Carver, PhD

Carver L
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. ljcarver@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-534-4634
Address
  1. UCSD Psychology Department / 9500 Gilman Drive / La Jolla, CA 92093-0109
Website
  1. dnlab.ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Minnesota
Research Description
  1. My research focuses on the development of brain systems that underlie social and cognitive development. I am particularly interested in how social relationships affect the development of brain systems involved in memory, face processing, and social cognition in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), typical development, and children at risk for developing ASD.
Representative Publications
  1. Cluver, A., Heyman, G., &Carver, L.J. (in press). Young Children Selectively Seek Help When Solving Problems. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
  2. Stavropoulous, K.K.M. & Carver, L.J. (in press). Social motivation and oxytocin in autism: Implications for joint attention development and intervention. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
  3. Cornew, L. Dobkins, K., Akshoomoff, N.A., McCleery, J., & Carver, L.J. (2012). Social referencing in infants at risk for autism: Evidence for a broader autism phenotype at 18 months of age. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 2611-2621. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-012-1518-8.
Collaborators
  1. Gail Heyman / Margaret Friend / Christopher Bryan

 

Mariana Cherner, PhD

DCF 1.0
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. mcherner@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Individual differences in vulnerability to brain dysfunction in methamphetamine and HIV; cross-cultural neuroAIDS research; culturally and linguistically competent assessment of cognitive abilities in Spanish speakers.
   

 

Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. jcoreybloom@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. UCSD School of Medicine
Research Description
  1. Clinical research on the causes and treatment of dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions associated, foremost, with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Huntington’s disease (HD), and multiple sclerosis (MS).
   

 

 

Lisa Delano-Wood, PhD

DelanoWood L
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. ldelano@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Michigan State University
Research Description
  1. Dr. Delano-Wood’s research focuses on understanding the relationship between cognitive functioning, vascular risk, and brain changes across the aging spectrum (normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease). Additionally, she studies the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on brain structure, cognition, and clinical outcome. Dr. Delano-Wood uses novel, innovative neuroimaging methods such as diffusion tensor imaging to examine changes to white matter underlying neuropsychological disorders of late life and TBI. Her current research is funded by a Department of Defense Investigator-Initiated Award, VA Merit Award, and an Alzheimer’s Association Investigator-Investigator Award.
Representative Publications
  1. Delano-Wood L, Stricker NH, Sorg SF, Nation DA, Jak AJ, Woods SP, Libon DJ, Delis DC, Frank LR, Bondi MW. (2012). Posterior cingulum white matter disruption and its associations with verbal memory and stroke risk in mild cognitive impairment. J Alzheimers Dis, 29(3), 589-603.
  2. Sorg, SF, Delano-Wood, L., Luc N, Schiehser DM, Hanson KL, Nation DA, Lanni E, Jak AJ, Lu K, Meloy MJ, Frank LR, Lohr JB, Bondi MW. (2013) White matter integrity in veterans with mild traumatic brain injury: Associations with executive function and loss of consciousness. J Head Trauma Rehabil.
  3. Delano-Wood L, Bondi MW, Jak AJ, Horne NR, Schweinsburg BC, Frank LR, Wierenga CE, Delis DC, Theilmann RJ, Salmon DP (2010). Stroke risk modifies regional white matter differences in mild cognitive impairment. Neurobiol Aging, 31(10), 1721-31.
Collaborators
  1. Mark Bondi / Dean Delis / Amy Jak / Dawn Schiehser
   
   

 

Dean C. Delis, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor Emeritus
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. ddelis@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Wyoming
Research Description
  1. Cognitive neuropsychology, neuropsychological test development.
   

 

 

Lisa T. Eyler, PhD

Eyler L
Academic Title
  1. Associate Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. lteyler@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-552-8585 x7666
Address
  1. Mail Code 9151B / 9500 Gilman Drive / La Jolla, CA 92093-9151
Website
  1. www.bipolar-aging.com
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Pennsylvania
Research Description
  1. Dr. Eyler’s research focuses on understanding individual differences in cognitive and emotional functioning using structural and functional brain imaging. In particular, she has examined the relationship between cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and abnormalities of brain function and how these relationships may change with age. Her current NIMH-funded R01 project aims to examine whether brain structure and function appear to age more rapidly among individuals with bipolar disorder and how this may relate to increasing cognitive deficits with age. Dr. Eyler also has an interest in healthy aging and has conducted studies examining the relationship of cognitive and emotional success to brain function among healthy seniors, and she is a co-investigator on the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging MRI study which aims to understand genetic and environmental contributions to brain aging and its association with cognitive and emotional functioning. Dr. Eyler is also involved in studies that aim to discover a bio-behavioral fingerprint of autism at a very young age by combining neuroimaging, behavioral, and genetic measures in infants and toddlers at risk for autism to improve diagnostic predictions and better understand the developmental etiology of the disorder.
Representative Publications
  1. Eyler, L. T., Kaup, A. R., Mirzakhanian, H. M., & Jeste, D. V. (2009). Schizophrenia patients lack normal positive correlation between age and brain response during verbal learning. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 17(1), 43-55.
  2. Eyler, L. T., Pierce, K., & Courchesne, E. (2012). A failure of left temporal cortex to specialize for language is an early emerging and fundamental property of autism. Brain, 135(Pt 3), 949-960.
  3. Eyler, L. T., Prom-Wormley, E., Panizzon, M. S., Kaup, A. R., Fennema-Notestine, C., Neale, M. C., Jernigan, T. L., Fischl, B., Franz, C. E., Lyons, M. J., Grant, M., Stevens, A., Pacheco, J., Perry, M. E., Schmitt, J. E., Seidman, L. J., Thermenos, H. W., Tsuang, M. T., Chen, C. H., Thompson, W. K., Jak, A., Dale, A. M., & Kremen, W. S. (2011). Genetic and environmental contributions to regional cortical surface area in humans: a magnetic resonance imaging twin study. Cereb Cortex, 21(10), 2313-2321.
Collaborators
  1. William Kremen / Dilip Jeste / Karen Pierce

 

J. Vincent Filoteo, PhD

Filoteo V
Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. vfiloteo@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Cognitive neuroscience of memory, categorization, attention, and visual perception. Clinical neuropsychology of subcortical neurological disease.
   

 

Inna Fishman, PhD

Inna Fishman
Academic Title
  1. Research Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. ifishman@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 619-594-2299
Address
  1. 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 200 / San Diego, CA 92120
Website
  1. scan.sdsu.edu
Research Description
  1. I’m interested in how brain networks are organized and function in typical and atypical development, and how and which of these neural circuits are related to, and give rise to our complex social behaviors (i.e., the way we interact with others). To this end, we utilize advanced multimodal MRI approaches (functional connectivity MRI, diffusion imaging) to examine brain networks that support social cognition in children with typical and atypical development (such as autism), theorizing that abnormalities in connections among these neural systems can interfere with, and disrupt social-cognitive development. In this line of research, we have demonstrated that neural circuits supporting social abilities, such as understanding of others, are immature and aberrantly organized in children and adolescents with ASD. Current work is focusing on characterizing structure and function of cortical networks at the time of first behavioral signs of autism (in 18-24 month old toddlers), and tracking changes in brain network organization through the full symptom manifestation at age 4-5 years, using longitudinal design.
Representative Publications
  1. Fishman, I., Datko, M., Cabrera, Y., Carper, R. A., & Müller, R.-A. (2015). Reduced integration and differentiation of the imitation network in autism: A multimodal fcMRI and DWI study. Annals of Neurology, 78, 958-969.

  2. Fishman, I., Keown, C., Lincoln, A. J., Pineda, J., & Müller, R.-A. (2014). Atypical cross-talk between mentalizing and mirror neuron networks in autism spectrum disorder. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(7), 751-760.

Collaborators
  1. Ralph-Axel Mueller / Jillian Wiggins

 

Jay Giedd, MD

Jay Giedd
Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. jgiedd@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-822-5214
Address
  1. 9500 Gilman Drive / MC 0949 / La Jolla, CA 92093
Website
  1. psychiatry.ucsd.edu/About/faculty/Pages/jay-giedd
Graduate Institution
  1. University of North Dakota Medical School
Research Description
  1. Jay N. Giedd, M.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. In addition, he is an adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in the Department of Family and Reproductive Medicine. Over the past 25 years Dr. Giedd has combined brain imaging, genetics, and behavioral analysis to explore the path and influences of brain development in health and illness. As one of the most highly cited neuroscientists of his generation, his over 200 scientific publications have had a transformative impact on medicine, psychology, education, judicial, and public policy. Dr. Giedd’s recent work has focused on how new insights from pediatric neuroscience can be used to optimize the environment for healthy brain development, particularly regarding education and the use of digital technologies that have transformed the way youth learn, play, and interact with each other. In addition to his numerous academic awards, his work has been prominently featured in the general media with cover stories in Time, National Geographic, and national newspapers as well as over 30 television documentaries. For his outreach to students of all ages and frequent talks to parents, teachers, mental health workers, legislators, and the general public, Dr. Giedd was honored as co-recipient of the 2012 Society for Neuroscience’s Science Educator Award.
Representative Publications
  1. Child psychiatry branch of the National Institute of Mental Health longitudinal structural magnetic resonance imaging study of human brain development. Giedd JN, Raznahan A, Alexander-Bloch A, Schmitt E, Gogtay N, Rapoport JL. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Jan;40(1):43-9. Epub 2014 Sep 8. PMID: 25195638
  2. Longitudinal four-dimensional mapping of subcortical anatomy in human development. / Raznahan A, Shaw PW, Lerch JP, Clasen LS, Greenstein D, Berman R, Pipitone J, Chakravarty MM, Giedd JN. / Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 28;111(4):1592-7. Epub 2014 Jan 13. PMID: 24474784
  3. A case-control study of brain structure and behavioral characteristics in 47,XXX syndrome. / Lenroot RK, Blumenthal JD, Wallace GL, Clasen LS, Lee NR, Giedd JN. / Genes Brain Behav. 2014 Nov;13(8):841-9. Epub 2014 Oct 27. PMID: 25287572
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Collaborators
  1. Susan F. Tapert, Ph.D., Professor / Terry L. Jernigan, Ph.D., Professor of Cognitive Sci, Psychiatry & Radiology / Anders M. Dale, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience

Paul E. Gilbert, PhD

Gilbert P
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. pgilbert@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 619-594-7409
Address
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology / 6363 Alvardo Court, Ste. 101 / San Diego CA 92120
Website
  1. psychology.sdsu.edu/people/paul-gilbert
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Utah
Research Description
  1. My research examines neurocognitive and behavioral changes associated with aging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzherimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
Representative Publications
  1. Pirogovsky, E., Woods, S.P, Filoteo, J.V., & Gilbert, P.E. (2012). The relationship between prospective memory impairment and everyday functioning deficits in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 986-995.
  2. Tolentino, J.C., Pirogovsky, E., Luu, T.T., Toner, C.K., & Gilbert, P.E. (2012). The effect of interference on temporal order memory for random and fixed sequences in nondemented older adults. Learning and Memory, 19, 251-255.
  3. Holden, H. M., Hoebel, C., Loftis, K., & Gilbert, P. E. (2012). Spatial pattern separation in cognitively normal young and older adults. Hippocampus, 22, 1826-1832.
Collaborators
  1. Dr. Mark Bondi / Dr. Lisa Delano-Wood / Dr. Jody Corey-Bloom / Dr. Vincent Filoteo / Dr. Sarah Mattson / Dr. Carrie McDonald / Dr. Claire Murphy

 

Tamar H. Gollan, PhD

Golan T
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. tgollan@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Arizona
Research Description
  1. Consequences of biligualism for cognitive functioning in young and aging bilinguals, and differential diagnosis in bilinguals with Alzheimer’s disease. Implications of bilingualism for normal models of language production and memory.
   

 

Eric Granholm, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. egranholm@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Los Angeles
Research Description
  1. Cognitive neuropsychology; psychophysiology, pupillometry; attention and memory in schizophrenia and dementia, CBT for psychosis.
   

 

Igor Grant, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. igrant@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of British Columbia
Research Description
  1. Stressors, human coping, and health; neuropsychology of alcohol, drug abuse, and other diseases; neurobehavioral research on AIDS; neurobiological and neurocognitive complications of HIV.
   

 

Frank Haist, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. fhaist@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Developmental cognitive neuroscience studies of perception with emphasis on face and object processing in typically and atypically developing children. Studies of memory, language, and attention across the lifespan. fMRI is used to evaluate regional and systems level brain activation.
   

 

Deborah L. Harrington, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. dharrington@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Univeristy of New Mexico
Research Description
  1. Current research uses fMRI to study the neural basis for cognitive symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and the responsiveness of the brain to dopamine therapy.
   

 

Robert K. Heaton, PhD

Heaton R
Academic Title
  1. Professor and Joint Doctoral Program Co-Director
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. rheaton@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Washington
Research Description
  1. Neurobehavioral effects of HIV infection; schizophrenia; clinical vs. statistical prediction in neuropsychology; correcting for demographic influences on test performance; use of neuropsychological tests results to predict aspects of everyday functioning; Cross-cultural (international) neuropsychology.
   

 

Phillip Holcomb, PhD

Holcomb P
Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. pholcomb@sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. New Mexico State University
Research Description
  1. Dr. Holcomb’s research focuses on providing a better understanding of the cognitive and underlying neural mechanisms involved in language comprehension in healthy adults, children learning to read and cognitively impaired populations. He is also interested in questions of multi- and bilingual language processing. The primary question his lab is interested in is how language and other, possibly related, cognitive systems are organized and function in the human brain. His lab primarily uses event-related potentials (ERPs) but also magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG), to track the time course of language processes in the brain. His research has been funded continuously for the past 25 years by the NIH.
Representative Publications
  1. Grainger, J. Lopez, D., Eddy, M. Dufau, S. & Holcomb, P.J. (2012). How word frequency modulates masked repetition priming: An ERP investigation. Psychophysiology.49, 604-616.
  2. Daffner, K.D., Haring, A.E., Alperin, B.R., Zhuravleva, T.Y., Mott, K.K., & Holcomb, P.J. (2012). The impact of visual acuity on age-related differences in neural markers of early visual processing. NeuroImage, 67,127-136.
  3. Midgley, K.J., Holcomb, P.J. & Grainger, J. (2011). Effects of cognate status on word comprehension in second language learners: An ERP investigation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 23, 1634-1647.
Collaborators
  1. Jonathan Grainger / Katherine Midgley / Gina Kuperberg / Kirk Daffner / Marianna Eddy
   
   

 

Jennifer E Iudicello, PhD

Jennifer Iudicello
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. jiudicello@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. (619) 543-5027
Address
  1. HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program / 220 Dickinson Street, Suite B / San Diego, CA 92103
Website
  1. hnrp.hivresearch.ucsd.edu/
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Neurocognitive and real-world consequences associated with HIV, substance use disorders, and aging; the relationship between vascular injury and central nervous system outcomes in older HIV+ adults and HIV+ individuals with comorbid substance use disorders.
Representative Publications
  1. Montoya, J. L., Iudicello, J. E., Fazeli, P. L., Hong, S., Potter, M., Ellis, R. J., Grant, I., Letendre, S. L., Moore, D. J., & the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) Group. (in press). Pulse pressure is associated with neurocognitive function in older adults with HIV disease on suppressive antiretroviral therapy. Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes.
  2. Iudicello, J. E., Morgan, E. E., Gongvatana, A., Letendre, S. L., Grant, I., Woods, S. P., & the Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC) Group. (2014). Detrimental impact of remote methamphetamine dependence on neurocognitive and everyday functioning in older but not younger HIV+ adults: evidence for a legacy effect?. Journal of Neurovirology, 20(1), 85-98.
  3. Marquine, M. J., Iudicello, J. E., Morgan, E. E., Brown, G. G., Letendre, S. L., Ellis, R. J., … & Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC) Group. (2014). “Frontal systems” behaviors in comorbid human immunodeficiency virus infection and methamphetamine dependency. Psychiatry Research, 215(1), 208-216.
Collaborators
  1. Scott Letendre, M.D. / Robert K. Heaton, Ph.D. / Igor Grant, M.D. / Ronald J. Ellis, M.D., Ph.D. / David J. Moore, Ph.D. / Erin E. Morgan, Ph.D.

 

Amy J. Jak, PhD

Jak A
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. ajak@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-642-3742
Address
  1. 3350 La Jolla Village Dr. (151B) / San Diego, CA 92161
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Cincinnati
Research Description
  1. Dr. Jak’s program of research is focused on the neuropsychology of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as aging. Her research in TBI is an extension of her clinical work in the VA Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic and examines the neuropsychological presentation of mild traumatic brain injury and its comorbidity with mental health disorders. Her research in aging focuses specifically on diagnostic approaches to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as well as how protective behavioral factors (e.g., physically and mentally active lifestyles) impact cognition and brain structural integrity in normally aging elders as well as those with MCI.
Representative Publications
  1. Jak, A.J., Seelye, A.M., Jurick, S.M. (2013). Crosswords to computers: A critical review of popular approaches to cognitive enhancement. Neuropsychology Review, 23, 13-26. doi: 10.1007/s11065-013-9226-5.
  2. Jak, A.J., Bondi, M.W., Delano-Wood, L., Wierenga, C., Corey-Bloom, J, Delis, D., and Salmon, D. (2009). Quantification of five neuropsychological approaches to defining mild cognitive impairment. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17, 368-75.
  3. Jak, A.J. (2012). The Impact of Physical and Mental Activity on Cognitive Aging. In M. Pardon & M. Bondi (Eds), CTBN Behavioral Neurobiology of Aging. Springer: Berlin.

 

Terry L. Jernigan, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor of Cognitive Science, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Director of UCSD Center for Human Development
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. tjernigan@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Los Angeles
Research Description
  1. Director, UCSD Center for Human Development. Brain imaging of neural architecture, relationship to behavioral differences, especially in developing children, genetic factors mediating these relationships, and imaging correlates of HIV infection and other neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders.
   

 

Emily Kappenman, PhD

Emily Kappenman
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. emily.kappenman@sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. (619) 594-2437
Address
  1. Department of Psychology / San Diego State University / 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 250 / San Diego, CA 92120-1863
Website
  1. www.emilykappenman.org
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Davis
Research Description
  1. My program of research is broadly focused on cognition, emotion, their interactions, and their neural substrates. My work is evenly divided between basic science—aimed at understanding how these processes operate in typical healthy individuals—and clinical science—directed at characterizing how these processes are disrupted in clinical disorders, including anxiety and schizophrenia. The bulk of my current research is aimed at understanding how typical healthy individuals respond to motivationally salient events—including the appearance of emotional images, the presentation of rewards and punishers, and the commission of error—and how variations in processing these events relate to psychopathology. My research heavily incorporates cognitive and affective neuroscience techniques, primarily event-related potentials (ERPs) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). I also focus significant effort on the development and dissemination of ERP and tDCS methods, which includes a separate line of work creating tools to facilitate the use of ERPs and tDCS, establishing reproducibility, disseminating best practices, and creating standards for the field.
Representative Publications
  1. Kappenman, E. S., Farrens, J. L., Luck, S. J., & Hajcak Proudfit, G. (2014). Behavioral and ERP measures of attentional bias to threat in the dot-probe task: Poor reliability and lack of correlation with anxiety. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1368.
  2. Kappenman, E. S. & Luck, S. J. (2016). Best practices for event-related potential research in clinical populations. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 1, 110-115.
  3. Luck, S. J. & Kappenman, E. S. (Eds.) (2012). The Oxford handbook of event-related potential components. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Collaborators
  1. Steve Luck (UC Davis) / Greg Hajcak (Stony Brook University) / Marom Bikson (City College of New York) / Greg Strauss (University of Georgia) / Nader Amir (SDSU) / Jillian Wiggins (SDSU)

 

William Kremen, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. wkremen@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Boston University
Research Description
  1. Behavior genetics (twin studies) of cognitive aging and dementia; neuropsychological and neuroimaging changes in normal and pathological aging; early identification of risk for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.
   

 

Marta Kutas, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor and Chair of Cognitive Sciences
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. kutas@cogsci.ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Illinois at Champaign
Research Description
  1. Cognitive neurosciences with emphasis on language and memory; electrophysiological approaches to human cognition; interface between mood and cognition.
   

 

Gregory Light, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. glight@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Neurophysiological and neurocognitive endophenotypes of schizophrenia.
   

 

James Lohr, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor and Vice Chair-Clinical Affairs
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. jlohr@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Pritzker School of Medicine at University of Chicago
Research Description
  1. Schizophrenia and movement disorders research.
   

 

Thomas D. Marcotte, PhD

Marcotte T
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. tmarcotte@ucsd.edu
Website
  1. http://profiles.ucsd.edu/Thomas.Marcotte#toc-id2
Graduate Institution
  1. California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Research Description
  1. Dr. Marcotte’s research focuses on the neuropsychology of HIV infection, the impact that mild cognitive deficits have on everyday functioning, and behavioral interventions to improve real-world performance. Etiologies of interest include neurologic conditions/infectious diseases (HIV, HCV), substance use (methamphetamine, cannabis [including medicinal cannabis]), and normal aging. Dr. Marcotte has developed techniques for assessing the most complex of everyday tasks, driving an automobile, and examined the types of deficits that may predispose an individual to impaired driving abilities. He co-edited the book Neuropsychology of Everyday Functioning. Dr. Marcotte has also led international studies on the cognitive effects of HIV, host and viral predictors of impairment, and the impact of antiretroviral treatments.
   

 

Ksenija Marinkovic, PhD

 
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU / UCSD
E-mail
  1. kmarinkovic@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 619 594-1510
Address
  1. 6505 Alvarado Rd. Suite 202 / San Diego, CA 92120
Graduate Institution  
Research Description
  1. The overall goal of the Spatio-Temporal Brain Imaging Lab is to examine the “where and when” characteristics of distributed neural circuits underlying cognitive and affective functions such as cognitive control, language, and face perception. Of particular interest are alcohol-related impairments of self-regulatory functions which may contribute to drinking as a function of family history and neurotransmitter genetic markers. We use multimodal functional imaging including magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), functional and structural MRI, and psychophysiological measures of autonomic functions. The synergistic approach based on complementary methods allows precise insight into on-line dynamics of these processes, with implications for individualized prevention strategies and pharmacogenetics.
Representative Publications
  1. Marinkovic, K., Courtney, M. G., Witzel, T., Dale, A. M., & Halgren, E. (2014). Spatio-temporal dynamics and laterality effects of face inversion, feature presence and configuration, and face outline. Front Hum Neurosci, 8, 868.
  2. Marinkovic, K., Dhond, R. P., Dale, A. M., Glessner, M., Carr, V., & Halgren, E. (2003). Spatiotemporal dynamics of modality-specific and supramodal word processing. Neuron, 38(3), 487-497.
  3. Marinkovic, K., Rickenbacher, E., Azma, S., Artsy, E., & Lee, A. K. (2013). Effects of acute alcohol intoxication on saccadic conflict and error processing. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 230(3), 487-497.

 

Sarah N. Mattson, PhD

Mattson S
Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. sarah.mattson@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 619-594-7228
Address
  1. Center for Behavioral Teratology / 6330 Alvarado Court, Suite 100 / San Diego, CA 92120
Website
  1. psychology.sdsu.edu/people/sarah-mattson
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. In general, my research focuses on brain and behavior in children with developmental disabilities. Specifically, I am interested in the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol and other substances and study these using neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques. Recent studies have focused on specifiying the neurobehavioral profile of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), examining aspects of attention and response inhibition in children with FASD, and examining cogntion in a rare genetic condition known as Jacobsen syndrome (11q terminal deletion disorder).
Representative Publications
  1. O’Brien, J.W., Norman, A.L., Fryer, S.L., Tapert, S.F., Paulus, M.P., Jones, K.L., Riley, E.P., and Mattson, S.N. (2013). Effect of predictive cuing on response inhibition in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, in press. / DOI: 10.1111/acer.12017 / http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23094678
  2. Mattson, S.N., Roesch, S.C., Glass, L., Deweese, B.N., Coles, C.D., Kable, J.A., May, P.A., Kalberg, W.O., Sowell, E.R., Adnams, C.M., Jones, K.L., Riley, E.P., and the CIFASD (2013). Further development of a neurobehavioral profile of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37 (3): 517-528. / DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01952.x / http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22974253
  3. Mattson, S.N., Crocker, N., and Nguyen, T.T. (2011). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Neuropsychological and behavioral features. Neuropsychology Review, 21 (2): 81-101. / DOI: 10.1007/s11065-011-9167-9 / PMCID: PMC3410672 / http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21503685

 

Jeffrey E. Max, MMBCh-MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. jmax@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of the Witwatersrand
Research Description
  1. Neuropsychiatry clinical research and neuroimaging of child and adolescent traumatic brain injury and focal lesions due to stroke.
   

 

Carrie McDonald, PhD

McDonald C
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. camcdonald@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-534-2678
Address
  1. 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive / Multimodal Imaging Laboratory (Suite C101) / La Jolla, CA 92037
Website
  1. mmil.ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Florida
Research Description
  1. Dr. McDonald’s research focuses on understanding neuropsychological deficits in patients with intractable epilepsy before and after surgical resection of the epileptic focus. Her research uses structural (i.e., volumetric MRI and DTI) and functional (MEG and fMRI) neuroimaging to explore the timing and localization of language and memory processing in patients with epilepsy, with the goal of determining the best predictors of postsurgical outcome. Her research goals are aligned with the clinical goal of developing and implementing new cognitive/imaging paradigms for clinical use. She is also involved in neuroimaging and neuropsychological research in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment, as well as research examining the application of new, advanced diffusion methods for the detection and monitoring of brain tumors in patients with high-grade gliomas and cerebral metastases.
Representative Publications
  1. McDonald, C.R., White, N.S., Farid, N., Lai, G., Kuperman, J.M., Bartsch, H., Hagler, D.J., Kesari, S., Carter, B.S., Chen, C.C., & Dale, A.M. (in press). Recovery of white matter tracts in regions of peritumoral FLAIR hyperintensity using restriction spectrum imaging. Am J Neuroradiol.
  2. Kemmotsu, N., Girard, H.M., Kucukboyaci, E., McEvoy, L.K., Hagler, D.J. Jr., Dale, A.M., Halgren, E., & McDonald, C.R. (2013). Age-related changes in the neurophysiology of language in adults: Relationship to regional cortical thinning and white matter microstructure. Journal of Neuroscience, 32 (35), 12204-13.
  3. Kucukboyaci, N.E., Girard, H.M., Hagler, D.J., Kuperman, J., Tecoma, E.S., Iragui, V.J., Halgren, E., & McDonald, C.R. (2012). Role of frontotemporal fiber tract integrity in task-switching performance of healthy controls and patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(1), 57-67.
Collaborators
  1. Anders M. Dale, Ph.D. / Eric Halgren, Ph.D. / Mark Bondi, Ph.D. / Lisa Delano-Wood, Ph.D.

 

David J. Moore, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. djmoore@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Neurobehavioral and everyday functioning of HIV+ persons with mental illness; clinicopathological studies of neuroAIDS.
   

 

Raeanne Moore, PhD

Moore R
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. r6moore@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 619-543-5378
Address
  1. 220 Dickinson Street, Suite B / San Diego, CA 92103-8231
Website
  1. http://profiles.ucsd.edu/raeanne.moore
Graduate Institution
  1. California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego
Research Description
  1. Dr. Moore’s research focuses on using innovative mobile technologies to improve assessment of daily, cognitive, and emotional functioning among older adults with chronic medical problems (e.g., HIV) and serious mental illness. Her current work utilizes Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and wearable technology as low cost, efficient, objective measures of everyday functioning among older persons with HIV. She is also studying the effectiveness of mobile cognitive tests (administered via smartphones) to identify the influence of environmental, social, psychological, and behavioral influences on real-time cognitive function. Dr. Moore is involved in interdisciplinary collaborations with investigators from global public health, engineering, wireless technologies, computer science, and medicine to further develop innovative technology-based, real-time assessment techniques for research and clinical use.
Representative Publications
  1. Moore RC, Fazeli PL, Jeste DV, Moore DJ, Grant I, Woods SP & the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) Group (2014). Successful cognitive aging and health-related quality of life in younger and older adults infected with HIV. AIDS and Behavior, 18(6):1186-97.
  2. Moore RC, Kaufmann CN, Rooney AS, Moore DJ, Eyler LT, Granholm E, Woods SP, Swendsen J, Heaton RK, Scott JC, & Depp CA (2016). Feasibility and acceptability of ecological momentary assessment of daily functioning among older adults with HIV. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Epub ahead of print.
  3. Depp CA, Moore RC, Perivoliotis D, & Granholm E (2016). Technology to assess and support self-management in serious mental illness. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 8(2):171-83.
Collaborators
  1. Colin Depp / David Moore / Robert Heaton / Lisa Eyler / Eric Granholm

 

Erin E. Morgan, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. eemorgan@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 619-543-5076
Address
  1. 220 Dickinson Street, Suite B / HNRP/TMARC, MC 8231 / San Diego, CA 92103
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. My research focuses on the independent and combined effects of HIV and addiction on neurocognitive and everyday functioning consequences. A theme of my work is the examination of cognitive models in clinical populations with the goal of expanding the characterization of the central nervous system consequences of these conditions and to possibly identify factors that are highly relevant to real world outcomes. Examples of the cognitive models I have explored include intraindividual variability in neurocognitive performance, cognitive reserve, and more recently, social and emotional cognition. As part of the Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC), I am Project Director and PI of a study examining whether impairments in social and emotional cognition due to HIV and methamphetamine dependence relate to HIV transmission risk behavior.
Representative Publications
  1. Morgan, E. E., Woods, S. P., & Grant, I. (2012). Intra-individual neurocognitive variability confers risk of dependence in activities of daily living among HIV-seropositive individuals without HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, acs003.
  2. Morgan, E. E., Woods, S. P., Smith, C., Weber, E., Scott, J. C., Grant, I., & HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) Group. (2012). Lower cognitive reserve among individuals with syndromic HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND). AIDS and Behavior, 16(8), 2279-2285.
  3. Grabyan, J.M., Morgan, E.E., Cameron, M.V., Villalobos, J., Grant, I., Woods, S.P., & The HNRP Group. (2015). Facial emotion processing deficits and social functioning capacity in HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorders. Manuscript under review.
Collaborators
  1. Igor Grant, MD / Robert K. Heaton, PhD / Jennifer E. Iudicello, PhD

 

Ralph-Axel Mueller, PhD

Mueller RA
Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. rmueller@mail.sdsu.edu
Website
  1. www.sci.sdsu.edu/bdil
Graduate Institution
  1. J. W. Goethe University
Research Description
  1. My lab (BDIL) investigates functional and anatomical brain development in neurotypical children and those with developmental disorders. Specific focus lies on the study of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Our studies apply multimodal magnetic resonance imaging techniques (functional and functional connectivity MRI, anatomical volumetrics, diffusion tensor imaging and tractography, MR spectroscopy), as well as eye-tracking, behavioral, and neuropsychological measures. These techniques are used for investigating disturbances of functional brain organization in ASD during child and adolescent development, in particular with regard to local cortical differentiation and long distance connectivity within distributed networks. We further investigate associations between basic neurofunctional abnormalities and diagnostic and neuropsychological measures, as well as neurocognitive improvements following biological intervention (neurofeedback training).
Representative Publications
  1. Norm  Shukla, D.K., Keehn, B. & Müller, R.-A. (2011) Tract-specific analyses of diffusion tensor imaging show widespread white matter compromise in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 52(3), 286-95.
  2. Shih, P., Keehn, B., Oram, J.K., Leyden, K.M., Keown, C.L. & Müller, R.-A. (2011) Functional differentiation of posterior superior temporal sulcus in autism: a functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging study. Biological Psychiatry, 70(3), 270-7.
  3. Keehn, B., Shih, P., Brenner, L., Townsend, J. & Müller, R.-A. (2012) Functional connectivity for an “island of sparing” in autism spectrum disorder: An fMRI study of visual search. Human Brain Mapping, in press.
  4. Shen, M.D., Shih, P., Öttl, B., Keehn, B.M., Leyden, K.M., Gaffrey, M.S. & Müller, R.-A. (2012) Atypical lexicosemantic function of extrastriate cortex in autism spectrum disorder: Evidence from functional and effective connectivity. Neuroimage, 62, 1780-91.
  5. Nair, A., Treiber, J.M., Shukla, D.K., Shih, P. & Müller, R.-A. (2013) Thalamocortical connectivity in autism spectrum disorder: A study of functional and anatomical connectivity. Brain, 136(Pt 6), 1942-55.
  6. Cardinale, R.C., Shih, P., Fishman, I., Ford, L.M. & Müller, R.-A. (in press) Pervasive rightward asymmetry shifts of functional networks in autism spectrum disorder: An fMRI study using independent component analysis. JAMA Psychiatry.
   

 

Claire Murphy, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. cmurphy@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Massachusetts
Research Description
  1. Age-associated sensory-perceptual changes, cognitive function, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, evoked potentials, fMRI.
   

 

Sharon L. Nichols, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. slnichols@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Description
  1. Pediatric neuropsychology; development of behavioral inhibition, attention and working memory after early brain injury; neuropsychology of HIV infection in children.
   

 

Marc Norman, PhD

Norman M
Academic Title
  1. Associate Clinical Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. mnorman@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 619-543-2827
Address
  1. 200 West Arbor Drive (8218) / San Diego, CA 92103-8218
Website
  1. medicalneuropsychology.com
Graduate Institution
  1. Brigham Young University
Research Description
  1. Dr. Norman’s He has extensive experience with persons with multiple sclerosis, psychiatric disorders, transplantation, epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries, dementia, brain tumors, and stroke, as well as a variety of other neurological diseases. His current research involves normative neuropsychological data, stroke, organ transplantation, brain tumors, and high altitude cerebral edema.
Representative Publications
  1. Norman, M.A., Moore, D.J., Taylor, M.J., Franklin, D., Cysique, L., Ake, C., Lazarretto D., Vaida, F., Heaton, R.K., and the HNRC Group. (2011). Demographically Corrected Norms for African Americans and Caucasians on the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test-Revised, Brief Visuospatial Memory Test-Revised, Stroop Color and Word Test, and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test 64-Card Version, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33, 793-804.
  2. Norman, M.A. (2011). The Psychological Impact of Natural Disasters in School. In V. Ooka Pang, W. Fernekes, and J.L. Nelson (eds). The Human Impact of Natural Disasters: Issues for the Inquiry-Based Classroom.
  3. Norman, M.A. (2010). A Case of and Hepatic Encephalopathy in End Stage Liver Disease Alcoholic Cirrhosis. In J. Morgan, J. Ricker, and I.S. Baron (eds) Casebook of Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

Barton W. Palmer, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. bpalmer@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-246-0765
Address
  1. 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive / Suite B122 / La Jolla, CA 92037
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Illinois at Chicago
Research Description
  1. Dr. Palmer’s primary research interests include neuropsychological aspects of late-life schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions, as well as the impact of these deficits on patients’ everyday functioning (including their capacity to consent to treatment and research participation). He currently has several ongoing studies to examine patients’ decision making capacity. He also has an ongoing interest in general issues of neuropsychological assessment.
Representative Publications
  1. Palmer, B. W., Dawes, S. E., and Heaton, R. K. (2009). What do we know about neuropsychological aspects of schizophrenia? Neuropsychology Review, 19(3), 365–384
  2. Palmer, B. W., Ryan, K. A., Kim, H. M., Karlawish, J. H., Appelbaum, P. S., Kim, S. Y. H. (2013). Neuropsychological correlates of capacity determinations in Alzheimer’s disease: Implications for assessment. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(4), 373-381.
  3. Palmer, B. W., Savla, G. N., Roesch, S. C., and Jeste, D. V. (in press). Changes in capacity to consent over time in patients involved in psychiatric research. British Journal of Psychiatry.

 

William Perry, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor and Associate Director of Adult Psychiatry at UCSD Medical Center
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. wperry@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 619 543-2827
Address
  1. 200 west Arbor Dr / San Diego, CA. 92013-8218
Graduate Institution
  1. California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego
Research Description
  1. Dr William Perry is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Director of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at UC San Diego. He graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology-San Diego in 1989 and completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at UCSD. Since 1991, he has served as the Chief Supervising Psychologist at UCSD Medical Center, and as an Attending Psychologist and member of the medical staff. Dr. Perry is the Past-President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (2007) and currently serves as the organizations Executive Director. He has been awarded Fellow status by The National Academy of Neuropsychology and by the Society for Personality Assessment. His primary research is in the area of neuropsychology (primarily attention, working memory and executive dysfunctions) and information processing in neuropsychiatric disorders. His laboratory conducts cross-species studies and has created numerous cross species paradigms to assess select cognitive features. He also studies the neuropsychology of liver disease, HIV and methampheatmine addiction. He has published extensively on topics involving neuropsychology, psychophysiology, and thought disorder in psychiatric patients and on the neuropsychological deficits of patients with hepatitis disease. He is clinically very active. At UC San Diego he serves as Medical Director of the psychiatry- solid organ transplant program and also serves as the donor advocate. He is the head psychologist at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and for the pain and addiction program. As a member of the UCSD Neuropsychological Associates he conducts neuropsychological assessments, psychodiagnostic assessments, traumatic brain injury assessments, and fitness for duty assessments. Nationally he has served on numerous Department of Defense committees on traumatic brain injury and was a member of the Department of Defense subcommittee on traumatic brain injury.
Representative Publications
  1. Perry W., Heaton, R.K., Potterat, E., Roebuck, T., Minassian, A. & Braff, D. “Working memory in schizophrenia: transient ‘on-line’ storage versus executive functioning.” Schizophrenia Bulletin, 27 (1), 2001. (pp.157-176)
  2. Perry, W., Hassanein, T., Minnasian, A., Chronic Hepatitis C; Cognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Hepatitis C; A Review, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 2007
  3. Perry, W., Minassian, A., Paulus, M., Young, J.W., Kincaid, M.J., Ferguson, E.J., Henry, B.L., Zhuang, X., Masten, V.L., Sharp, R.F., and Geyer, M.A., From Mice to Men: A reverse translational study of dysfunctional exploration in psychiatric disorders, Archives of Gen Psychiatry,. 66(10):1072-1080, 2009

 

Edward P. Riley, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. eriley@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Tulane University
Research Description
  1. Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain and behavioral development in children; effects of other drugs of abuse on development; alcohol studies.
   

 

David P. Salmon, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. dsalmon@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Rutgers
Research Description
  1. Cognitive neuropsychology; Alzheimer’s disease; cross-cultural studies of dementia.
   

 

 

Dawn M. Schiehser, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. dschiehser@ucsd.edu
Research Description
  1. Neuropsychological  functioning, brain imaging (fMRI), and cognitive rehabilitation of individuals with movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
   

 

Martin I. Sereno, PhD

Sereno M
Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. msereno@sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 619-594-2378
Address
  1. Department of Psychology / College of Sciences / San Diego State University / 5500 Campanile Drive / San Diego, CA 92182-4611
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Chicago
Research Description
  1. Dr. Sereno uses fMRI and cortical-surface-based methods to map multiple visual, auditory, somatosensory, and motor areas in the human brain and determine how they have been modified from similar areas in non-human primates. Cognitive and mapping experiments are then combined to determine how sensory and motor maps are deployed in characteristic human abilities such as language and scene understanding. Finally, Dr. Sereno is interested in predictive analogies between the architecture and origin of the two naturally-occurring code-using systems: DNA for protein synthesis, and speech or sign streams for the peculiarly human comprehension of linguistic discourse.
Representative Publications
  1. Sood, M. and M.I. Sereno (2016) Areas activated during naturalistic reading comprehension overlap topological visual, auditory, and somatotomotor maps. Human Brain Mapping 37:2784-2810.
  2. Sereno, M.I. and R.-S. Huang (2014) Multisensory maps in parietal cortex. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 24:39-46.
  3. Sereno, M.I. (2014) Origin of symbol-using systems: speech, but not sign, without the semantic urge. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 369(1651):20130303.
   
   

 

Susan F. Tapert, PhD

Tapert S
Academic Title
  1. Professor, UCSD and Chief of Psychology, VA San Diego Healthcare System
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. stapert@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-552-8585
Address
  1. VA San Diego Healthcare System / Psychology Service / 3350 La Jolla Village Drive / San Diego, CA 92161
Website
  1. psychiatry.ucsd.edu/faculty/stapert.html
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Dr. Tapert’s research focuses on brain functioning in adolescents with substance use disorders, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and neuropsychological testing. She also studies brain functioning in youths at risk for substance use disorders, investigating children with family histories of substance use disorders and with conduct disorder. Her studies evaluate adolescent brain development and gender differences. Recent work has focused on relationships between brain functioning and the progression of substance involvement, including the formation of alcohol and drug expectancies, coping skills, and brain response to substance-related stimuli to investigate the neural substrates of cue reactivity and craving. She has been awarded eight research grants from the National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2008 was honored with the APA Division 50 Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contribution Award, and in 2010 was elected to Fellow status in the American Psychological Association.
Representative Publications
  1. Tapert SF, Brown GG, Kindermann S, Cheung E, Frank LR, & Brown SA (2001). fMRI measurement of brain dysfunction in alcohol dependent young women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 25, 236-245.
  2. Bava S, Jacobus J, Thayer RE, & Tapert SF (2013). Longitudinal changes in white matter integrity among adolescent substance users. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 81-9.
  3. Squeglia, L. M., Sorg, S. F., Dager Schweinsburg A., Wetherill, R. R., Pulido, C. & Tapert, S. F. (2012). Binge drinking differentially affects adolescent male and female brain morphometry. Psychopharmacology, 220, 529-39.
Collaborators
  1. Dr. Sandra A. Brown / Dr. Sarah Mattson / Dr. Ed Riley / Dr. Marc Schuckit

 

Michael J. Taylor, PhD

Taylor M
Academic Title
  1. Associate Clinical Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. mjtaylor@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Evaluation of treatment efficacy and/or disease progression in disorders impacting the CNS (including alcoholism, substance abuse, and HIV) using magnetic resonance spectroscopy, diffusion tensor imaging, and other novel neuroimaging techniques. Generation and application of demographically-corrected norms in neuropsychological assessment.
   

 

Jennifer D. Thomas, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. thomas3@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Iowa
Research Description
  1. Behavioral teratology and neurotoxicology with an emphasis on alcohol and nicotine; neurobiology of learning, memory, and cognition.
   

 

Jeanne Townsend, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. jtownsend@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. We use neuropsychological and behavioral testing, electrophysiological recordings (EEG, ERP), and eye-tracking to study attention, arousal, sensory and motor function in typical development, autism and other developmental disorders. Our focus is on translation of basic research to clinical intervention.
   

 

Doris A. Trauner, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurology
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. dtrauner@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Medical College of Virginia
Research Description
  1. Neurobehavioral correlates of metabolic disorders and brain injury in children; development of prosody in brain damaged, autistic, and language impaired children; visual processing.
   

 

Elizabeth W. Twamley, PhD

Twamley E
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. etwamley@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 619-543-6684
Address
  1. UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services / 140 Arbor Drive (0851) / San Diego, CA 92103
Graduate Institution
  1. Arizona State University
Research Description
  1. Dr. Twamley’s research focuses on bridging neuropsychology and interventions for individuals with severe mental illness or traumatic brain injury. Current intervention studies focus on supported employment and compensatory cognitive training. Other research interests include the neuropsychology of everyday functioning, genetic markers of cognition in schizophrenia, and cognitive impairment in PTSD.
Representative Publications
  1. Twamley, E.W., Vella, L., Burton, C.Z., Heaton, R.K., & Jeste, D.V. (2012). Compensatory Cognitive Training for psychosis: Effects in a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 73, 1212-1219.
  2. Twamley, E.W., Vella, L., Burton, C.Z., Becker, D.R., Bell, M.D., & Jeste, D.V. (2012). The efficacy of supported employment for middle-aged and older people with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 135, 100-104.
  3. Savla, G.N., Vella, L., Armstrong, C.C., Penn, D.L., & Twamley, E.W. (in press). Deficits in domains of social cognition in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of the empirical evidence. Schizophrenia Bulletin.
Collaborators
  1. Neal Swerdlow / Eric Granholm / Ming Tsuang / Thomas Patterson / Kristin Cadenhead / Amy Jak

 

Christina E. Wierenga, PhD

Wierenga C
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. cwierenga@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-534-8047
Address
  1. University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry / 4510 Executive Drive Suite 315 San Diego, CA 92121
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Florida
Research Description
  1. Dr. Wierenga is a clinical neuropsychologist whose research focuses on brain function and cognition across a broad range of disorders including aging, Alzheimer’s disease risk, and eating disorders. Specifically, she uses innovative functional neuroimaging methods to examine brain changes underlying language and memory in Alzheimer’s disease risk, and cognitive control, reward processing and interoception in eating disorders. She also studies the relationship betwen cerebral blood flow and neural activity to understand neurovascular changes in aging and disease.
Representative Publications
  1. Kaye, W.H., Wierenga, C.E., Bailer, U.F., Simmons, A.N., Bischoff-Grethe, A. (2013). Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels: The neurobiology of anorexia nervosa. Trends in Neurosciences, 36: 110-20.
  2. Wierenga, C.E., Dev, S.I., Shin, D.D., Clark, L.R., Bangen, K.J., Jak, A.J., Rissman, R.A., Liu, T.T., Salmon, D.P. & Bondi, M.W. (2012). Effect of mild cognitive impairment and APOE genotype on resting cerebral blood flow and its association with cognition. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 32, 1589-99.
  3. Wierenga, C.E., Stricker, N.H., McCauley, A., Simmons, A., Jak, A.J., Chang, Y-L, Nation, D.A., Bangen, K.J., Salmon, D.P., Bondi, M.W. (2011). Altered brain response for semantic knowledge in Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 49, 392-404.
Collaborators
  1. Gregory Brown / Mark Bondi / Walter Kaye / Tamar Gollan

 

Jillian Lee Wiggins, PhD

Jillian Wiggins
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. jwiggins@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 301-594-9144
Address
  1. 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103 / San Diego, CA 92120
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Michigan
Research Description
  1. We study brain activation patterns involved in typical and impaired socio-emotional development (for example, social interaction with other people, reading people’s emotions, reacting to people’s facial expressions). In particular, we are interested in understanding factors (e.g., genetics, social, family) that affect brain function in children and adolescents without disorders, in addition to youth with autism, depression, anxiety, and irritability symptoms. To accomplish this, we use functional MRI, functional connectivity, genetic, behavioral, and neuropsychological tools. Dr. Wiggins will join the faculty in January 2016 and is currently accepting JDP students. Dr. Wiggins is happy to talk with any interested students about these research topics.
Representative Publications
  1. Wiggins, J. L., & Monk, C. S. (2013). A translational neuroscience framework for the development of socioemotional functioning in health and psychopathology. Dev Psychopathol, 25(4 Pt 2), 1293-1309. doi: 10.1017/S095457941300062X
  2. Wiggins, J. L., Swartz, J. R., Martin, D. M., Lord, C., & Monk, C. S. (2014). Serotonin transporter genotype impacts amygdala habituation in youth with autism spectrum disorders. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 9(6), 832-838. doi: 10.1093/scan/nst039
  3. Wiggins, J. L., Mitchell, C., Stringaris, A., & Leibenluft, E. (2014). Developmental trajectories of irritability and bidirectional associations with maternal depression. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 53(11), 1191-1205, 1205 e1191-1194. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2014.08.005
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Collaborators
  1. Robin Weersing (SDSU) / Ralph-Axel Müller (SDSU) / Nader Amir (SDSU) / Daniel Pine (NIMH) / Ellen Leibenluft (NIMH) / Christopher Monk (University of Michigan) / Colter Mitchell (University of Michigan)