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Major Area of Study



Mariana Cherner, PhD / David Moore, PhD



Research Interests

Rowan’s research focuses on individual differences in vulnerability to methamphetamine-related brain dysfunction in HIV. Additionally, he is interested in neurobehavioral outcomes associated with alcohol, stimulant use and aging with HIV infection.

Representative Publications
  • Saloner R., & Cysique, L. (2017). HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders: A global perspective. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23(9-10), 860-869. doi:10.1017/S1355617717001102

  • Saloner, R., Campbell, L.M., Serrano, V., Montoya, J.L., Pasipanodya, E., Paolillo, E.W., … Moore, D.J. (2019). Neurocognitive SuperAging in older adults living with HIV: demographic, neuromedical and everyday functioning correlates. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1-13. doi:10.1017/S1355617719000018.

  • Saloner, R., Heaton, R.K., Campbell, L.M., Chen, A., Franklin, D.R., Jr., Ellis, R.J., … Fennema-Notestine (2019). Effects of comorbidity burden and age on brain integrity in HIV. AIDS. doi:10.1097/QAD.0000000000002192.

  • Saloner, R., Marquine, M. J., Sundermann, E. E., Hong, S., McCutchan, J. A., Ellis, R. J., . . . Cherner, M. (2019). COMT Val158Met Polymorphism, Cardiometabolic Risk, and Nadir CD4 Synergistically Increase Risk for Neurocognitive Impairment in Men Living with HIV. Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes. doi:10.1097/qai.0000000000002083

  • Saloner, R., Paolillo, E.W., Umlauf, A., Moore, D.J., Heaton, R.K., Grant, I., Cherner, M., and the TMARC Group (2019). Conditional effects of lifetime alcohol consumption on methamphetamine associated neurocognitive performance. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. doi: 10.1017/S1355617719000493

  • 2017-2019: Institutional Research Training Grant, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA): T32 AA013525, Alcohol Research in the Science/Practitioner Model. PI: Edward P. Riley
  • International Neuropsychological Society Phillip Rennick Award (2017)
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