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April Denise Thames

Associate Professor
Psychology
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

April Denise Thames

Research Topics

  • 1 Lifetime stress and cognitive aging among individuals with and without HIV-infection
  • 2 Early brain changes among individuals at risk for Alzheimer's disease
  • 3 Neurocognitive and functional consequences of HIV infection
  • 4 Validity of cognitive testing among ethnic/racial minorities

Contact Information

Mailing Address 3620 S. McClintock Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90089
Office Location SGM 520
Office Phone (213) 740-4436
Lab Location SGM 824
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Office Location SGM 520

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Education

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology

Selected Publications

  • Mahmood, Z., Hammond, A., Nunez, R. A., Irwin, M. R., & Thames, A. D. (2018). Effects of sleep health on cognitive function in HIV+ and HIV- adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24, 1038–1046
  • Thames, A.D., Kim, M.S., Becker, B., Foley, J.M., Hines, L.J., Singer, E.J., Heaton, R.K., Castellon, S., &Hinkin, C.H. (2010). Medication and finance management among individuals with HIV-infection: The influence of age and cognition. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33 (2)1-10. 
  • 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, 39(6), 2532-2540.  Link
  • Thames, A. D., Kuhn, T., Mahmood, Z., Williamson, T. J., Singer, E. J., Bilder, R. M., & Arentoft, A. (2017) Effects of social adversity and HIV on subcortical shape and neurocognitive function. Brain Imaging and Behavior. Link
  • Thames, A. D., Kuhn, T., Williamson, T. J., Jones, J., Mahmood, Z., & Hammond, A. (2016) Marijuana effects on changes in brain structure and cognitive function among HIV+ and HIV- adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Link
  • Kuhn, T., Schonfeld, D., Sayegh, P., Jones, J.D., 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. Link
  • 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. Link
  • 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. Link
  • Thames, A.D.,Foley, J.M., Wright, M., Panos, S.P., Ettenhofer, M., Ramezani, A., Patel, V., Streiff, V., El-Saden, S., Goodwin, S., Bookheimer, S.Y., &Hinkin, C.H. (2012). Basal ganglia differentially contribute to verbal fluency among HIV-infected adults. Neuropsychologia, 50 (3), 390-395. Link
  • Thames, A.D.,Foley, J.M., Panos, S.E., Singer, E.J., Hinkin, C.H. (2011). Cognitive reserve masks the neurobehavioral expression of HIV neurological disorder in older adults. Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine, 3, 87-93.  Link
  • Thames, A.D., Kim, M.S., Becker, B., Foley, J.M., Hines, L.J., Singer, E.J., Heaton, R.K., Castellon, S., &Hinkin, C.H. (2010). Medication and finance management among individuals with HIV-infection: The influence of age and cognition. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33 (2)1-10.  Link