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Jennifer Iudicello, PhD / Robert Heaton, PhD

Research Interests

Mariam is interested in the study of central nervous system (CNS) outcomes from HIV infection, substance use, and aging. Her specific focus includes impairments in neurocognitive health, immune health, and everyday functioning as a consequence of disease, lifestyle factors, and aging.

Representative Publications
  • Prakash, R. S., Hussain, M. A., & Schirda, B. (2015). The role of emotion regulation and cognitive control in the association between mindfulness disposition and stress. Psychology and aging, 30, 160. doi: 10.1037/a0038544.

  • Bethoux, F., Boulis, N., McClelland, S.,Willis, M. A., Hussain, M., Machado, A., Mychkovsky, L., Stough, D., Sutliff, & Pioro, E. P., (2013). Use of intrathecal baclofen for treatment of severe spasticity in selected patients with motor neuron disease. Neurorehabilition and Neural Repair, 27(9), 828-833. doi:10.1177/1545968313496325.

  • 2017: APA Convention Division 40–Clinical Neuropsychology Blue Ribbon Awardee, “Age-Related Differences on The Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool (VRFCAT) in HIV Infected (HIV+) and/or Methamphetamine Dependent (METH+) Adults”
  • 2016 – 2021: Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grant, National Insitutes of Health: T32, Training in Research on Addictions in Interdisciplinary NeuroAIDS (TRAIN). PD/PI: Robert K. Heaton
  • 2012 – 2013: Pelotonia Cancer Research Fellowship, The Ohio State University: Heart Rate Variability and Intrusive Thoughts in Breast Cancer Survivors, PI: Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser
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