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    Robert Heaton

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0603
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-534-4044
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      Biography

      Dr. Heaton received his B.S. in International Affairs from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. He was an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine from 1973 to 1987, before joining our faculty. In 1987 he became the UCSD Director of the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, which recently has been ranked the #1 Clinical Psychology program in the U.S. by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Since 2005 he has been the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department.

      Research Interests

      Dr. Heaton’s research focuses on three areas: effects of HIV and comorbid conditions (methamphetamine use disorders, Hepatitis C co-infection) on the brain and behavior; psychometric issues in neuropsychology (cross cultural neuropsychology, demographic influences on test performance, developing demographically corrected test norms for accurate detection and characterization of CNS disorders, longitudinal measurement of treatment outcome and disease progression); and schizophrenia (detection of prodromal phase, effects of cognitive impairment on everyday functioning, and measuring outcomes of treatments aimed at such effects.

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      Age related determinants of HAND: A 12 year follow-up of CHARTER participants
      NIH/NIMH R01MH107345Sep 24, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Training in Research on Addictions in Interdisciplinary NeuroAIDS (TRAIN)
      NIH/NIDA T32DA031098Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2021
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC)
      NIH/NIDA P50DA026306Dec 1, 2008 - May 31, 2019
      Role: Co-Investigator
      Neurobehavioral Effects of HIV &Host Genetics in China
      NIH/NIMH R01MH073433May 13, 2005 - Apr 30, 2011
      Role: Principal Investigator
      HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center
      NIH/NIMH P30MH062512Apr 24, 2001 - Feb 28, 2021
      Role: Principal Investigator
      NEUROAIDS: EFFECTS OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND HCV
      NIH/NIDA P01DA012065Jul 1, 1999 - Apr 30, 2011
      Role: Co-Investigator
      FUNCTIONAL IMPACT OF NEUROBEHAVIORAL IMPAIRMENTS IN HIV
      NIH/NIMH R01MH057226May 1, 1997 - Apr 30, 2003
      Role: Principal Investigator
      CRC ON PSYCHOSIS AND ANTIPSYCHOTICS IN LATE LIFE
      NIH/NIMH P30MH049671Sep 30, 1992 - Aug 31, 2002
      Role: Co-Investigator
      HIV NEUROBEHAVIORAL RESEARCH CENTER
      NIH/NIMH P50MH045294Jun 1, 1989 - Nov 30, 2000
      Role: Co-Investigator
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