Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Professor UCSD Neuropsychology

Graduate Institution

California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

Research Description

Dr. Marcotte is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and Co-Director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, which has conducted clinical trials of cannabis for almost 20 years, and has an active, ongoing portfolio exploring the effects of cannabinoids in various medical/psychiatric conditions. His primary research focus is on the effects that substance use and neurologic conditions have on brain function, and real-world performance. In the cannabis field, he is currently the principal investigator on studies addressing cannabis for the treatment of pain, and the effects of acute cannabis use, with and without concomitant alcohol use, on driving performance, and ways to better detect related impairments. He was previously a co-investigator on cannabis studies addressing pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Marcotte also has a long-standing research program in the neuropsychology of HIV infection. He has been the PI on numerous HIV studies over the years, including projects aimed at examining ART initiation in India, the development of brief screening tools for HAND, and studies examining the impact of HAND on real-world functioning. He has developed techniques for assessing the most complex of everyday tasks, driving an automobile, and examined the types of deficits that may predispose an individual to impaired driving abilities. He has also designed tablet-based tools for assessing cognitive impairment. He co-edited the book Neuropsychology of Everyday Functioning, and has served on the editorial boards of Neuropsychology and the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.


Thomas Marcotte CV