Entry Year

2020

Major Area of Study

Neuropsychology

Mentor

Igor Grant, MD / David J. Moore, PhD

E-mail

liham@health.ucsd.edu

Research Interests

My primary research interest is to explore risk and protective factors, including mental health disorders, cultural differences, and positive psychological factors, in order to promote cognitive resiliency in adults with HIV. I have specific interests in minority populations and research to promote cultural competency in neuropsychology.

Representative Publications
  • Divers, R., Ham, L., Matchanova, A., Hackett, K., Mis, R., Howard, K., Rycroft, S.S., Roll, E., Giovannetti, T. (2020). When and how did you go wrong? Characterizing mild functional difficulties in older adults during an everyday task. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition. DOI: 10.1080/13825585.2020.1756210.

  • Traino, K., Snow, J., Ham, L., Summers, A.C., SegalĂ , L., Shirazi, T., Biassou, N., Panackal, A., Anjum, S., Marr, K., Kreisl, W.C., Bennett, J.E., Williamson, P.R. (2019). HIV-negative cryptococcal meningoencephalitis results in a persistent frontal-subcortical syndrome. Scientific Reports, 9(1). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-54876-7.

  • Ham, L., & Gunderson, E. A. (2019). Utilizing analogical reasoning to aid children’s proportional reasoning understanding. Journal of Numerical Cognition, 5(2), 140-157. DOI: 10.5964/jnc.v5i2.193.

  • Shirazi, T., Snow, J., Ham, L., Raglan, G.B., Wiggs, E.A., Summers, A.C., Toro, C., Introne, W.J. The neuropsychological phenotype of Chediak-Higashi disease. (2019). Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 14(1), 101. DOI: 10.1186/s13023-019-1049-x.

  • Giovannetti, T., Yamaguchi, T., Roll, E., Harada, T., Seligman Rycroft, S., Divers, R., Hulswit, J., Tan., C.C., Matchanova, A., Ham, L., Hackett, K., & Mis, R. (2018). The Virtual Kitchen Challenge: Preliminary data from a novel virtual reality test of mild difficulties in everyday functioning. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 823-841. DOI: 10.1080/ 13825585.2018.1536774.

Grants/Awards
  • 2020-2023: Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation