Social Neuroscience in Health Psychology


  1. Blanco, L., Hernandez, I., Thames, A.D., Chen, L., Serido, J. (2023). Mind Your Money: A community-based digital intervention for improving financial behavior among Hispanics. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. PubMed.
  2. Wells, K., Thames, A.D., Young, A.S., Zhang, L., Heilemann, M.V., Romero, D.F., Oliva, A., Jones, F., Tang, L., Brymer, M., Elliott, T., Arevian, A. (2023). Engagement, Use and Impact of Digital Mental Health Resources for Diverse Populations in COVID-19: Community-Partnered Evaluation. JMIR Form Research. PubMed.
  3. Delfel, E., *Hammond, A., Spahr, C., Moore, D.J., Slavich, G.M., Thames, A.D. (2023). Psychological grit moderates the relation between lifetime stressor exposure and functional outcomes among HIV-positive and HIV-seronegative Adults. Stress and Health. PubMed.
  1. McIntosh, E., Slavich, G.M., Beam, C., Spahr, C.M., Thames, A.D. (2022). Prefrontal cortex volume mediates the relationship between lifetime stress exposure and cognition in people living with and without HIV.  Psychosomatic Medicine. PubMed.
  1. Thames, A.D., Nunez, R.A., Slavich, G.M., Irwin, M.R., Senturk, D. Racial differences inhealth and cognition as a function of HIV among older adults (2021). The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25:1-21. PubMed.
  2. Weissberger, G., Nunez, R.A., Tureson, K., Gold, A., Thames, A.D. (2021). Socioeconomic mobility and psychological and cognitive functioning in a diverse sample of adults with and without HIV.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 83, 218-227. PubMed.
  3. Ssewamala, F.M., Bahar, O.S., Nabunya, P., Thames, A.D., Neilands, T.B., Damulira, C., Mukasa, B., Brathwaite, R., Mellins, C., Santelli, J., Brown, D., Guo, S., Namatovu, P., Kiyingi, J., Namuwonge, F., McKay, M.M. (2021).  Suubi+Adherence-Round 2: A study protocol to examine the longitudinal HIV treatment adherence among youth living with HIV transitioning into young adulthood in Southern Uganda.  BMC Public Health, 21(1): 179-200. PubMed.
  4. Byrd, D.A., Rivera-Mindt, M., Clark, U.S., Clark, Y., Thames, A.D., Gammada, E.Z., Manly, J.J. (2021).  Creating an antiracist psychology by addressing professional complicity in psychological assessment.  Psychological Assessment, 33(3):279-285. doi: 10.1037/pas0000993. PubMed.
  5. Nir, T., Fouche, J.P., Ananworanich,J., Ances, B.M., Boban, J., Brew, B.J., Chaganti, J.R., Chang, L., Ching, C., Cysique, L.A., Ernst, T., Faskowitz, J., Gupta, V., Harezlak, J., Heaps-Woodruff, J.M., Hinkin, C.H., Hoare, J., Joska, J.A., Kallianpur, K.P., Kuhn, T.K., Lam, H.Y., Law, M., Lebrun-Frénay, C., Levine, A., Mondot, L., Nakamoto, B.K., Navia, B., Pennec, X., Porges, E.C., Salminen, L.M., Shikuma, C.M., Surento, W., Thames, A.D., Valcour, V.,  Vassallo, M., Woods, A.J., Thompson, P.M., Cohen, R.A., Paul, R. & Stein, D.J. (2021).  Association of Immunosuppression and Viral Load With Subcortical Brain Volume in an International Sample of People Living With HIV.  Jama Network, 4(1):e2031190. PubMed.
  1. Gold, A.I., Meyerowitz, B., Thames, A.D. (2020). The influence of posttraumatic stress on memory complaints in neuropsychological settings. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. [E-pub ahead of print]. PubMed.
  2. McIntosh, E., Tureson, K., Roblatt, L., Singer, E., Thames, A.D. (2020).  HIV, vascular risk factors, and cognition in the cART Era: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. [E-pub ahead of print]. PubMed.
  3. Ajilore, O., Thames, A.D. (2020). The fire this time: The stress of racism, inflammation and COVID-19.  Brain, Behavior and Immunity. [E-pub ahead of print]. PubMed.
  4. Heinzerling, K.G., Briones, M., Thames, A.D., Hinkin, C.H., Zhu, T. Wu, Y.N., Shoptaw, S.J. (2020). Randomized, placebo-controlled trial of targeting neuroinflammation with Ibudilast to treat methamphetamine use disorder. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology; 15 (2): 238-248. PubMed.
  1. Thames, A.D., Irwin, M.R., Breen, E., Cole, S.C. (2019). Experienced discrimination and racial differences in leukocyte gene expression. Psychoneuroendocrinology [E-pub ahead of print]. PubMed.
  2. Kuhn, T., Jin, Y., Huang, C., Kim, Y., Nir, T.M., Gullett, J.M., Jones, J.D., Sayegh, P., Chung, C., Dang, B.H., Singer, E., Shattuck, D.W., Jahanashad, N., Bookheimer, S.Y., Hinkin, C.H., Zhu, H., Thompson, P.M., Thames, A.D. (2019). The joint effect of aging and HIV infection on microstructure of white matter bundles. Human Brain Mapping, 40 (18), doi 10.1002/hbm.24708. PubMed.
  1. Lim, A. & Thames, A.D. (2018).  Differential relationships between cannabis consumption and sleep quality as a function of HIV status.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 192: 233-237. PubMed.
  2. Watson, C.W., Sundermann, E.E., Hussain, M.A., Umlauf, A., Thames, A.D., Moore, R.C., Letendre, S.L., Jeste, D.V., Morgan, E.E. Moore, D.J. (2018). Effects of trauma, economic hardship, and stress on neurocognition and everyday function in HIV. Health Psychology [E-pub ahead of print]. PubMed.
  3. Mahmood, Z., Hammond, A., Nunez, R.A., Irwin, M.I., Thames, A.D. (2018). Effects of sleep health on cognitive function in HIV+ and HIV- adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society [E-pub ahead of print].  PubMed.
  4. Thames, A.D., Hammond, A., Nunez, R.A., Mahmood, Z., Jones, F., Carter, S.L., Bilder, R.M., Fisher, S., Bivens-Davis, T., Jones, L. (2018). Engaging in community partnerships: The Sistahs, Sexuality, and Mental Health Wellbeing project. Journal of Women’s Health, 27 (9), 1177-1185. PubMed.
  5. He, Q., Huang, X., Turel, O., Schulte, M., Huang, D., Thames, A., Bechara, A., Hser, Y.I. (2018).  Presumed structural and functional neural recovery after long term abstinence in cocaine in male military veterans. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry; 8; 84 (Pt A), 18-29. PubMed.
  6. Kuhn, T., Kaufmann, T., Doan, N.T., Westlye, L.T., Jones, J., Nunez, R.A., Bookheimer, S.Y., Singer, E.J., Hinkin, C.H., Thames, A.D.  (2018). An augmented aging process in brain white matter in HIV. Human Brain Mapping [E-pub ahead of print]. PubMed.
  7. Jones, J.D., Kuhn, T.K., Mahmood, Z., Singer, E.J., Hinkin, C.H., Thames, A.D. (2018). Longitudinal intra-individual variability in neuropsychological performance relates to white matter changes in HIV. Neuropsychology, 32 (2), 206-212. PubMed. 
  1. Loeb, T., Joseph, N., Wyatt, G., Zhang, M., Chin, D., Thames, A.D., Aswad, Y. (2017). The role of cumulative history of trauma and adversity in a diverse community sample. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy [E-pub ahead of print]. PubMed.
  2. Kuhn, T.K., Sayegh, P., Jones, J., Sarma, M., Smith, J., Singer, E.J., Thomas, A., Thames, A.D., Castellon, S.A., Hinkin, C.H. (2017). Improvements in brain and behavior following eradication of Hepatitis C. Journal of Neurovirology, 23 (4), 593-602. PubMed.
  3. Wyatt, G.E., Thames, A.D., Simbayi, L., Stein, D.J., & Burnes, J. (2017). Trauma and Mental Health in South Africa: An Overview. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy, 9 (3), 249-251. PubMed. 
  4. Thames, A.D., Kuhn, T., Mahmood, Z., Bilder, R.M., Williamson, T.J., Singer, E.J., Arentoft, A. (2017). Effects of social adversity and HIV on subcortical shape and neurocognitive function. Brain imaging and Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s11682-017-9676-0. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed. 
  5. Thames, A.D., Kuhn, T., Williamson, T.J., Jones, J., Mahmood, Z., Hammond, A. (2017). Marijuana effects on changes in brain structure and cognitive function among HIV+ and HIV- adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 170, 120-127. PubMed.
  1. Kuhn, T., Schonfeld, D., Sayegh, P., Arentoft, A., Hinkin, C.H., Bookheimer, S.Y., Thames, A.D. (2016). The effects of HIV and aging on subcortical shape alterations: A 3D morphometric study. Human Brain Mapping, doi:10.1002/hbm.23436. PubMed.
  2. Williamson, T.J., Mahmood, Z., Kuhn, T., & Thames, A.D. (2016). Differential relationships between social adversity and depressive symptoms by HIV-status and racial/ethnic identity.  Health Psychology, 36(2):133-142.  PubMed.
  3. Thames, A.D., Mahmood, Z., Burggren, A., Karimian, A., Kuhn, T. (2016). Combined effects of HIV and marijuana use on neurocognitive functioning and immune status. AIDS Care, 28 (5): 628-32. PubMed.
  4. Singer, E.J. & Thames, A.D. (2016). Neurobehavioral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS: Diagnosis and Treatment. Neurologic Clinics, 34(1):33-53. PubMed. 
  5. Anderson, A., Kerr, W.T., Thames, A., Li, T., Xiao, J., Cohen, M.S. (2016). Electronic health record phenotyping improves detection and screening of type 2 diabetes in the general United States population: A cross-sectional, unselected, retrospective study. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 60: 162-8. PubMed.
  6. Arentoft, A., Van Dyk, K., Thames, A.D., Thaler, N.S., Sayegh, P., & Hinkin, C.H. (2016). HIV-transmission-related risk behavior in HIV+ African American men: Exploring biological, psychological, cognitive, and social factors. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 15 (3). PubMed.
  7. Arentoft, A. Van Dyk, K., Thames, A.D., Sayegh, P., Thaler, N.S., Schonfeld, D., LaBrie, J., & Hinkin, C.H. (2016). Comparing the unmatched count technique and conventional self-report for sensitive behaviors related to medication adherence and sexual risk behavior in HIV+ adults. AIDS Care, 28(3), 370-375. PubMed.
  8. Arentsen, T.J., Panos, S., Thames, A.D., & Hinkin, C.H. (2016). Psychosocial correlates of medication adherence among HIV-positive, cognitively impaired individuals. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services. Doi: 10.1090/15381501.2016.1228309. PubMed. 
  1. Thames, A.D., Sayegh, P., Terashima K., Foley, J., Cho, A., Arentoft, A., Hinkin, C.H., Bookheimer, S.Y. (2015). Increased subcortical neural activity among HIV+ individuals during a lexical retrieval task. Neurobiology of Disease, 92(Pt B):175-82. PubMed. 
  2. Thames, A.D., Briones, M., Magpantay, L., Martinez-Maza, O., Singer, E.J., Heinzerling, K., Hinkin, C.H., Morgello, S., Gelman, B., Moore, D.J. & Levine, A.J. (2015).  The role of CCL2 genotype and cerebral spinal fluid CCL2 in neurocognition among HIV-infected patients.  AIDS, 29 (12), 1483-1491. PubMed.
  3. Thames, A.D., Castellon, S.A., Singer, E.J., Nagarajan, R., Sarma, M., Smith, J., Truong, J., Thaler, N., Schonfeld, D., Thomas, M.A., Hinkin, C.H. (2015).  Neuroimaging abnormalities, neurocognitive function and fatigue in patients with Hepatitis C. Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, 2 (1), e59-69. PubMed.
  4. Chiappelli, F., Bakhordarian, A., Thames, A.D., Du, A.M., Jan, A.L., Nachivan, M., Nguyen, M.T., Sama, N., Manfrini, E., Piva, F., Rocha, R.M., Maida, C.A. (2015).  Ebola: Translational science considerations. Journal of Translational Medicine, 13 (11): Doi: 10.1186/s12967-014-0362-3. PubMed.
  5. Bakhordarian, A., Thames, A.D., Du, A.M., Jan, A.L., Nahcivan, M., Nguyen, M.T., Sama, N., Chiappelli, F. (2015).  Viral immune surveillance: Toward a TH17/TH9 gate to the central nervous system.  Bioinformation, 30;11 (1): 47-54. PubMed.
  6. Thaler, N. S., Sayegh, P., Arentoft, A., Thames, A. D., Castellon, S. A., & Hinkin, C. H. (2015). Increased neurocognitive intra-individual variability is associated with declines in medication adherence in HIV-infected adults. Neuropsychology, 9(6): 919-25. PubMed.
  1. Chiappelli, F., Eloi-Santos, S.M., Caldeira-Brant, X.E., Bakhordarian, A., Thames, A.D., Maida, C.A., Du, A.M., Jan, A.L., Nahcivan, M., Nguyen, M.T., Sama, N. (2014). Viral immune evasion in Dengue: Toward evidence-based revisions of clinical practice guidelines. Bioinformation, 10 (12): 726-33. PubMed.
  2. Thames, A.D., Panos, S.E., Arentoft, A., Byrd, D.A., Hinkin, C.H., Arbid, N. (2014). Mild test anxiety influences neurocognitive performance among African American and European Americans: Identifying interfering and facilitating sources.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(1):105-13. PubMed.
  3. Sayegh, P., Arentoft, A., Thaler, N., Dean, A.C., & Thames, A.D. (2014).  Quality of education predicts performance on the Wide Range Achievement Test—4th Edition word reading subtest. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29, 731-736. PubMed.
  4. Thames, A.D., Arbid, N., Sayegh, P. (2014).  Cannabis use and neurocognitive functioning in a non-clinical sample of users.  Addictive Behaviors, 39, 944-949. PubMed.
  1. Thames, A.D., Hinkin, C.H., Byrd, D.A., Bilder, R.M., Duff, K.J., Rivera-Mindt, M., Arentoft, A., & Streiff, V. (2013). The effects of stereotype threat, perceived discrimination, and examiner race on neuropsychological performance: Simple as black and white? Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. E-pub ahead of print. PubMed.
  2. Arentoft, A., Thames, A.D, Panos, S., Patel, S., & Hinkin, C. (2013). A deconstruction of gambling task performance among HIV+ individuals: The differential contributions of problem solving and risk taking. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35(10):1036-47. PubMed.