Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine


Igor Grant, MD



Research Interests

Jessica’s research has focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of mobile health interventions to promote health behaviors (e.g., medication adherence and physical activity). She is also interested in understanding the neurologic impact of comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease and addictions, among individuals aging with HIV.

Representative Publications
  • Montoya, J. L., Iudicello, J., Oppenheim, H. A., Fazeli, P., Potter, M., Ma, Q., Mills, P. J., Ellis, R. J., Grant, I., Letendre, S. L., Moore, D. J., & the HNRP Group (2017). Coagulation imbalance and neurocognitive functioning in older HIV+ adults on suppressive antiretroviral therapy. AIDS, 31(6), 787-795.

  • Montoya, J. L., Iudicello, J., Fazeli, P., Potter, M., Ellis, R. J., Grant, I., Letendre, S. L., Moore, D. J., & the HNRP Group (2017). Elevated markers of vascular remodeling and arterial stiffness are associated with neurocognitive function in older HIV+ adults on suppressive antiretroviral therapy. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 74(2), 143-141.

  • Montoya, J. L., Cattie, J., Morgan, E., Woods, S. P., Cherner, M., Moore, D. J., Atkinson, J. H., Grant, I., & the TMARC Group (2016). The impact of age, HIV serostatus and seroconversion on methamphetamine use. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 42(2): 168-77.

  • Montoya, J. L., Wing, D., Knight, A., Moore, D. J., & Henry, B. (2015). Development of an mHealth intervention (iSTEP) to promote physical activity among people living with HIV. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC), 14(6): 471-5.

  • Montoya, J.L., Georges, S., Poquette, A. Depp, C.A., Atkinson, J.H. & Moore, D.J. (2014). Refining a personalized mHealth intervention to promote medication adherence among HIV+ methamphetamine users. AIDS Care, 26(12), 1477-81.

  • Montoya, J. L, Umlauf, A., Abramson, I., Badiee, J., Woods, S. P., Atkinson, J. H., Grant, I., Moore, D. J., & the TMARC Group (2013). Dynamic indices of methamphetamine dependence and HIV infection predict fluctuations in affective distress: A five-year longitudinal analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 151(2), 728-737.

  • 2015 HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC/CSPAR) Developmental Grant (Title: Determinants of Successful Aging Among Older HIV+ Persons; Role: Co-investigator)
  • 2015 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP; Title: Protective Effect of Physical Activity on Cognition: Cardiovascular Mechanisms)
  • 2014-2016 NIMH Diversity Supplement, RO1 MH099987 (Title: Multi-Dimensional Successful Aging Among HIV-Infected Adults)
  • 2011-2013 UCSD San Diego Fellowship
  • 2014, 2015 Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Meritorious Student Abstract
  • 2014 SBM Citation Award
  • 2014 Dorathe Frick Memorial Scholarship, San Diego State University

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