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Major Area of Study



Igor Grant, MD



Research Interests

Lisa is broadly interested in the effects of substance use on neurocognitive/everyday functioning and vice versa. She is particularly interested in how substance use and executive functioning promote risk-taking behaviors (e.g., sexual risk taking) and the subsequent real-world consequences (e.g., HIV).

Representative Publications
  • Birath, J. B., Shoptaw, S., Amaya, S., Swanson, A., Tsuang, J., Furst, B., Heinzerling, K., Obermeit, L. C., Maes, L., McKay, C., Wright, M. (Under Review). Ibudilast may improve attention during early abstinence from methamphetamine. Manuscript submitted for publication.

  • Obermeit, L. C., Beltran, J. L., Casaletto, K. B., Franklin, D., Letendre, S., Ellis, R., Fennema-Notestine, C., Vaida, F., Smith, D., Collier, A., Marra, C., Clifford, D., Gelman, B., Sacktor, N., Morgello, S., Simpson, D., McCutchan, J. A., Grant, I., & Heaton, R. K. (2016). Evaluating the accuracy of self-report for the diagnosis of HIV associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND): Defining “symptomatic” versus “asymptomatic” HAND. Journal of NeuroVirology, Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1007/s13365-016-0474-z

  • Casaletto, K., Kwan, S., Montoya, J. L., Obermeit, L., Gouaux, B., Poquette, A., Heaton, R. K., Atkinson, J. H., Moore, D. J., & The HNRP Group (2016). Predictors of psychotropic medication adherence among HIV+ individuals living with bipolar disorder. International Journal of Psychiatric Medicine, 51, 69-83. doi: 10.1177/0091217415621267

  • Obermeit, L. C., Morgan, E., E., Casaletto, K. B., Grant, I., Woods, S. P., & the HIV and Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) (2015). Antiretroviral Non-Adherence is Associated with a Retrieval Profile of Deficits in Verbal Episodic Memory. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 29, 197-213. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2015.1018950

  • Casaletto, K., Obermeit, L. C., Morgan, E. E., Weber, E., Franklin, D. R., Grant, I., Woods, S. P. & The Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC) Group (2015). Depression and Executive Dysfunction Contribute to a Meta-memory Deficit Among Chronic Methamphetamine Users. Addictive Behaviors, 40, 45-50. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.08.007

  • Wright, M.J., Wong, A., Obermeit, L. C., Woo, E., Schmitter-Edgecombe, M., & Fuster, J. M. (2014). Memory for Performed and Observed Activities Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36, 268-277. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2014.884543

  • Cattie, J. E., Marquine, M. J., Bolden, K. A., Obermeit, L. C., Morgan, E. E., Franklin, R. R., Grant, I., Woods, S. P., & The Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC) Group. (2014). Predictors of attrition in a cohort study of HIV infection and methamphetamine dependence. Journal of Substance Use, 20, 407-416. doi: 10.3109/14659891.2014.942397

  • Obermeit, L. C., Cattie, J. E., Bolden, K. A., Marquine, M. J., Morgan, E. E., Franklin, D. R., Atkinson, J. H., Grant, I., Woods, S. P., & The Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC) Group. (2013). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder among chronic methamphetamine users: Frequency, persistence, and adverse effects on everyday functioning. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2874- 2878. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.08.010

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