April Thames, Ph.D.

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UCLA Associate Professor In-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

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(310) 206-9296

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740 Westwood Plaza, 28-263
Los Angeles, CA


A selected list of publications:

Thames, A.D., Mahmood, Z., Burggren, A., Karimian, A., Kuhn, T.P.   Combined effects of HIV and marijuana use on neurocognitive functioning and immune status , 2015; 1-5.
Williamson Timothy J, Mahmood Zanjbeel, Kuhn Taylor P, Thames April D   Differential relationships between social adversity and depressive symptoms by HIV status and racial/ethnic identity Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2017; 36(2): 133-142.
Kuhn Taylor, Schonfeld Daniel, Sayegh Philip, Arentoft Alyssa, Jones Jacob D, Hinkin Charles H, Bookheimer Susan Y, Thames April D   The effects of HIV and aging on subcortical shape alterations: A 3D morphometric study Human brain mapping, 2017; 38(2): 1025-1037.
Thames April D, Kuhn Taylor P, Mahmood Zanjbeel, Bilder Robert M, Williamson Timothy J, Singer Elyse J, Arentoft Alyssa   Effects of social adversity and HIV on subcortical shape and neurocognitive function Brain imaging and behavior, 2017; 38(2): 1025-1037.
Thames April D, Kuhn Taylor P, Williamson Timothy J, Jones Jacob D, Mahmood Zanjbeel, Hammond Andrea   Marijuana effects on changes in brain structure and cognitive function among HIV+ and HIV- adults Drug and alcohol dependence, 2017; 170(2): 120-127.
Thames April D, Sayegh Philip, Terashima Kevin, Foley Jessica M, Cho Andrew, Arentoft Alyssa, Hinkin Charles H, Bookheimer Susan Y   Increased subcortical neural activity among HIV+ individuals during a lexical retrieval task Neurobiology of disease, 2016; 92(Pt B): 175-82.
Anderson Ariana E, Kerr Wesley T, Thames April, Li Tong, Xiao Jiayang, Cohen Mark S   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, 2016; 60(Pt B): 162-8.
Arentoft Alyssa, Van Dyk Kathleen, Thames April D, Sayegh Philip, Thaler Nicholas, Schonfeld Daniel, LaBrie Joseph, Hinkin Charles H   Comparing the unmatched count technique and direct self-report for sensitive health-risk behaviors in HIV+ adults AIDS care, 2016; 28(3): 370-5.
Singer Elyse J, Thames April D   Neurobehavioral Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/AIDS: Diagnosis and Treatment Neurologic clinics, 2016; 34(1): 33-53.
Thames April D, Briones Marisa S, Magpantay Larry I, Martinez-Maza Otoniel, Singer Elyse J, Hinkin Charles H, Morgello Susan, Gelman Benjamin B, Moore David J, Heizerling Keith, Levine Andrew J   The role of chemokine C-C motif ligand 2 genotype and cerebrospinal fluid chemokine C-C motif ligand 2 in neurocognition among HIV-infected patients AIDS (London, England), 2015; 29(12): 1483-91.
Thaler Nicholas S, Sayegh Philip, Arentoft Alyssa, Thames April D, Castellon Steven A, Hinkin Charlie H   Increased Neurocognitive Intra-individual Variability Is Associated With Declines in Medication Adherence in HIV-Infected Adults Neuropsychology, 2015; 29(12): .
Chiappelli Francesco, Bakhordarian Andre, Thames April D, Du Angela M, Jan Allison L, Nahcivan Melissa, Nguyen Mia T, Sama Nateli, Manfrini Ercolano, Piva Francesco, Rocha Rafael Malagoli, Maida Carl A   Ebola: translational science considerations Journal of translational medicine, 2015; 13(1): 11.
Thames April D, Castellon Steven A, Singer Elyse J, Nagarajan Rajakumar, Sarma Manoj K, Smith Jason, Thaler Nicholas S, Truong Jonathan Hien, Schonfeld Daniel, Thomas M Albert, Hinkin Charles H   Neuroimaging abnormalities, neurocognitive function, and fatigue in patients with hepatitis C Neurology├é┬« neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation, 2015; 2(1): e59.
Barkhordarian Andre, Thames April D, Du Angela M, Jan Allison L, Nahcivan Melissa, Nguyen Mia T, Sama Nateli, Chiappelli Francesco   Viral immune surveillance: Toward a TH17/TH9 gate to the central nervous system Bioinformation, 2015; 11(1): 47-54.
Sayegh Philip, Arentoft Alyssa, Thaler Nicholas S, Dean Andy C, Thames April D   Quality of education predicts performance on the Wide Range Achievement Test-4th Edition Word Reading subtest Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, 2014; 29(8): 731-6.
Chiappelli Francesco, Santos Silvana Maria Eloi, Caldeira Brant Xenia Maria, Bakhordarian Andre, Thames April D, Maida Carl A, Du Angela M, Jan Allison L, Nahcivan Melissa, Nguyen Mia T, Sama Nateli   Viral immune evasion in dengue: toward evidence-based revisions of clinical practice guidelines Bioinformation, 2014; 10(12): 726-33.
Thames April D, Panos Stella E, Arentoft Alyssa, Byrd Desiree A, Hinkin Charles H, Arbid Natalie   Mild Test Anxiety Influences Neurocognitive Performance Among African Americans and European Americans: Identifying Interfering and Facilitating Sources Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology, 2014; .
Thames April D, Arbid Natalie, Sayegh Philip   Cannabis use and neurocognitive functioning in a non-clinical sample of users Addictive behaviors, 2014; 39(5): 994-9.
Panos Stella E, Del Re A C, Thames April D, Arentsen Timothy J, Patel Sapna M, Castellon Steven A, Singer Elyse J, Hinkin Charles H   The impact of neurobehavioral features on medication adherence in HIV: Evidence from longitudinal models AIDS care, 2013; .
Thames April D, Hinkin Charles H, Byrd Desiree A, Bilder Robert M, Duff Kimberley J, Mindt Monica Rivera, Arentoft Alyssa, Streiff Vanessa   Effects of stereotype threat, perceived discrimination, and examiner race on neuropsychological performance: simple as black and white? Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 2013; 19(5): 583-93.
Thames April D, Arentoft Alyssa, Rivera-Mindt Monica, Hinkin Charles H   Functional disability in medication management and driving among individuals with HIV: a 1-year follow-up study Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 2013; 35(1): 49-58.
Patel Sapna M, Thames April D, Arbid Natalie, Panos Stella E, Castellon Steven, Hinkin Charles H   The aggregate effects of multiple comorbid risk factors on cognition among HIV-infected individuals Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 2013; 35(4): 421-34.
Arentoft Alyssa, Thames April D, Panos Stella, Patel Sapna, Hinkin Charles H   A deconstruction of gambling task performance among HIV+ individuals: the differential contributions of problem solving and risk taking Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 2013; 35(10): 1036-47.
Panos Stella E, Hinkin Charles H, Singer Elyse J, Thames April D, Patel Sapna M, Sinsheimer Janet S, Del Re A C, Gelman Benjamin B, Morgello Susan, Moore David J, Levine Andrew J   Apolipoprotein-E genotype and human immunodeficiency virus-associated neurocognitive disorder: the modulating effects of older age and disease severity Neurobehavioral HIV medicine, 2013; 5(10): 11-22.
Skinner Jeannine, Carvalho Janessa O, Potter Guy G, Thames April, Zelinski Elizabeth, Crane Paul K, Gibbons Laura E, Gibbons Laura E   The Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive-Plus (ADAS-Cog-Plus): an expansion of the ADAS-Cog to improve responsiveness in MCI Brain imaging and behavior, 2012; 6(4): 489-501.
Thames April D, Moizel Jennifer, Panos Stella E, Patel Sapna M, Byrd Desiree A, Myers Hector F, Wyatt Gail E, Hinkin Charles H   Differential predictors of medication adherence in HIV: findings from a sample of African American and Caucasian HIV-positive drug-using adults AIDS patient care and STDs, 2012; 26(10): 621-30.
Thames April D, Streiff Vanessa, Patel Sapna M, Panos Stella E, Castellon Steven A, Hinkin Charles H   The role of HIV infection, cognition, and depression in risky decision-making The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2012; 24(3): 340-8.
Nagarajan Rajakumar, Sarma Manoj K, Thames April D, Castellon Steven A, Hinkin Charles H, Thomas M Albert   2D MR Spectroscopy Combined with Prior-Knowledge Fitting Is Sensitive to HCV-Associated Cerebral Metabolic Abnormalities International journal of hepatology, 2012; 2012(3): 179365.
Thames April D, Foley Jessica M, Wright Matthew J, Panos Stella E, Ettenhofer Mark, Ramezani Amir, Streiff Vanessa, El-Saden Suzie, Goodwin Scott, Bookheimer Susan Y, Hinkin Charles H   Basal ganglia structures differentially contribute to verbal fluency: evidence from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected adults Neuropsychologia, 2012; 50(3): 390-5.
Becker Brian W, Thames April D, Woo Ellen, Castellon Steven A, Hinkin Charles H   Longitudinal change in cognitive function and medication adherence in HIV-infected adults AIDS and behavior, 2011; 15(8): 1888-94.
Thames April D, Becker Brian W, Marcotte Thomas D, Hines Lindsay J, Foley Jessica M, Ramezani Amir, Singer Elyse J, Castellon Steven A, Heaton Robert K, Hinkin Charles H   Depression, cognition, and self-appraisal of functional abilities in HIV: an examination of subjective appraisal versus objective performance The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2011; 25(2): 224-43.
Thames April D, Kim Michelle S, Becker Brian W, Foley Jessica M, Hines Lindsay J, Singer Elyse J, Heaton Robert K, Castellon Steven A, Hinkin Charles H   Medication and finance management among HIV-infected adults: the impact of age and cognition Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 2011; 33(2): 200-9.
Ventura Joseph, Thames April D, Wood Rachel C, Guzik Lisa H, Hellemann Gerhard S   Disorganization and reality distortion in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of the relationship between positive symptoms and neurocognitive deficits Schizophrenia research, 2010; 121(1-3): 1-14.
Foley Jessica, Ettenhofer Mark, Wright Matthew J, Siddiqi Iraj, Choi Melissa, Thames April D, Mason Karen, Castellon Steven, Hinkin Charles H   Neurocognitive functioning in HIV-1 infection: effects of cerebrovascular risk factors and age The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2010; 24(2): 265-85.
Ventura Joseph, Hellemann Gerhard S, Thames April D, Koellner Vanessa, Nuechterlein Keith H   Symptoms as mediators of the relationship between neurocognition and functional outcome in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis Schizophrenia research, 2009; 113(2-3): 189-99.

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