Michael Taylor

TitleClinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0680
La Jolla CA 92093
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    A long-term resident of San Diego, Dr. Taylor received his B.A. in psychology from UCSD in 1989 and his M.A. in psychology from SDSU in 1991. After his internship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System /Yale Clinical Campus, he earned a PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in 1996. Dr. Taylor completed a postdoctoral internship at UCSD and is currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD and a member of the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology faculty.

    Research Interests

    Dr. Taylor’s primary research goal is to apply magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and other novel neuroimaging techniques to the study of diseases impacting the CNS in order to evaluate treatment efficacy and/or disease progression. He is currently conducting three NIMH funded studies tracking the brain changes associated with HIV treatment. He is also the lead investigator of a VA funded study of the CNS consequences of alcoholism measured with MRS, diffusion tensor imaging, and cognitive testing.

    Clinical Focus

    Dr. Taylor is a licensed clinical psychologist, with specific interests in the generation and application of demographically-corrrected norms in neuropsychological assessment. He is also a member of the Disaster Mental Health Services team for the San Diego Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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    Brain Response to HAART Measured with MR Spectroscopy
    NIH/NIMH R01MH064920Jan 1, 2003 - Dec 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Patt VM, Brown GG, Thomas ML, Roesch SC, Taylor M, Heaton RK. Factor Analysis of an Expanded Halstead-Reitan Battery and the Structure of Neurocognition. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2018 Feb 01; 33(1):79-101. PMID: 28505273.
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    2. Vella L, Patterson TL, Harvey PD, McClure MM, Mausbach BT, Taylor M, Twamley EW. Exploratory analysis of normative performance on the UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment-Brief. Psychiatry Res. 2017 10; 256:150-155. PMID: 28633056.
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    3. Anderson AM, Fennema-Notestine C, Umlauf A, Taylor M, Clifford DB, Marra CM, Collier AC, Gelman BB, McArthur JC, McCutchan JA, Simpson DM, Morgello S, Grant I, Letendre SL. CSF biomarkers of monocyte activation and chemotaxis correlate with magnetic resonance spectroscopy metabolites during chronic HIV disease. J Neurovirol. 2015 Oct; 21(5):559-67. PMID: 26069183.
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    4. Anderson AM, Harezlak J, Bharti A, Mi D, Taylor M, Daar ES, Schifitto G, Zhong J, Alger JR, Brown MS, Singer EJ, Campbell TB, McMahon DD, Buchthal S, Cohen R, Yiannoutsos C, Letendre SL, Navia BA. Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers Predict Cerebral Injury in HIV-Infected Individuals on Stable Combination Antiretroviral Therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 May 01; 69(1):29-35. PMID: 25622053; PMCID: PMC4424074.
    5. Sorg SF, Squeglia LM, Taylor M, Alhassoon OM, Delano-Wood LM, Grant I. Effects of aging on frontal white matter microstructure in alcohol use disorder and associations with processing speed. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Mar; 76(2):296-306. PMID: 25785805.
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    6. Keltner JR, Fennema-Notestine C, Vaida F, Wang D, Franklin DR, Dworkin RH, Sanders C, McCutchan JA, Archibald SL, Miller DJ, Kesidis G, Cushman C, Kim SM, Abramson I, Taylor M, Theilmann RJ, Julaton MD, Notestine RJ, Corkran S, Cherner M, Duarte NA, Alexander T, Robinson-Papp J, Gelman BB, Simpson DM, Collier AC, Marra CM, Morgello S, Brown G, Grant I, Atkinson JH, Jernigan TL, Ellis RJ. HIV-associated distal neuropathic pain is associated with smaller total cerebral cortical gray matter. J Neurovirol. 2014 Jun; 20(3):209-18. PMID: 24549970; PMCID: PMC4040150.
    7. Hua X, Boyle CP, Harezlak J, Tate DF, Yiannoutsos CT, Cohen R, Schifitto G, Gongvatana A, Zhong J, Zhu T, Taylor M, Campbell TB, Daar ES, Alger JR, Singer E, Buchthal S, Toga AW, Navia B, Thompson PM. Disrupted cerebral metabolite levels and lower nadir CD4 + counts are linked to brain volume deficits in 210 HIV-infected patients on stable treatment. Neuroimage Clin. 2013; 3:132-42. PMID: 24179857.
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    8. Fennema-Notestine C, Ellis RJ, Archibald SL, Jernigan TL, Letendre SL, Notestine RJ, Taylor M, Theilmann RJ, Julaton MD, Croteau DJ, Wolfson T, Heaton RK, Gamst AC, Franklin DR, Clifford DB, Collier AC, Gelman BB, Marra C, McArthur JC, McCutchan JA, Morgello S, Simpson DM, Grant I. Increases in brain white matter abnormalities and subcortical gray matter are linked to CD4 recovery in HIV infection. J Neurovirol. 2013 Aug; 19(4):393-401. PMID: 23838849; PMCID: PMC3776609.
    9. Alhassoon OM, Sorg SF, Taylor M, Stephan RA, Schweinsburg BC, Stricker NH, Gongvatana A, Grant I. Callosal white matter microstructural recovery in abstinent alcoholics: a longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 Nov; 36(11):1922-31. PMID: 22551067; PMCID: PMC3993083.
    10. Sorg SF, Taylor M, Alhassoon OM, Gongvatana A, Theilmann RJ, Frank LR, Grant I. Frontal white matter integrity predictors of adult alcohol treatment outcome. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Feb 01; 71(3):262-8. PMID: 22047719; PMCID: PMC4208753.
    11. Jernigan TL, Archibald SL, Fennema-Notestine C, Taylor M, Theilmann RJ, Julaton MD, Notestine RJ, Wolfson T, Letendre SL, Ellis RJ, Heaton RK, Gamst AC, Franklin DR, Clifford DB, Collier AC, Gelman BB, Marra C, McArthur JC, McCutchan JA, Morgello S, Simpson DM, Grant I. Clinical factors related to brain structure in HIV: the CHARTER study. J Neurovirol. 2011 Jun; 17(3):248-57. PMID: 21544705; PMCID: PMC3702821.
    12. Letendre SL, Zheng JC, Kaul M, Yiannoutsos CT, Ellis RJ, Taylor M, Marquie-Beck J, Navia B. Chemokines in cerebrospinal fluid correlate with cerebral metabolite patterns in HIV-infected individuals. J Neurovirol. 2011 Feb; 17(1):63-9. PMID: 21246320; PMCID: PMC3032187.
    13. Lin K, Taylor M, Heaton R, Franklin D, Jernigan T, Fennema-Notestine C, McCutchan A, Atkinson JH, Ellis RJ, McArthur J, Morgello S, Simpson D, Collier AC, Marra C, Gelman B, Clifford D, Grant I. Effects of traumatic brain injury on cognitive functioning and cerebral metabolites in HIV-infected individuals. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2011 Mar; 33(3):326-34. PMID: 21229435.
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    14. Heaton RK, Franklin DR, Ellis RJ, McCutchan JA, Letendre SL, Leblanc S, Corkran SH, Duarte NA, Clifford DB, Woods SP, Collier AC, Marra CM, Morgello S, Mindt MR, Taylor M, Marcotte TD, Atkinson JH, Wolfson T, Gelman BB, McArthur JC, Simpson DM, Abramson I, Gamst A, Fennema-Notestine C, Jernigan TL, Wong J, Grant I. HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders before and during the era of combination antiretroviral therapy: differences in rates, nature, and predictors. J Neurovirol. 2011 Feb; 17(1):3-16. PMID: 21174240.
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    15. Gongvatana A, Schweinsburg BC, Taylor M, Theilmann RJ, Letendre SL, Alhassoon OM, Jacobus J, Woods SP, Jernigan TL, Ellis RJ, Frank LR, Grant I. White matter tract injury and cognitive impairment in human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals. J Neurovirol. 2009 Apr; 15(2):187-95. PMID: 19306228.
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    16. Cysique LA, Jin H, Franklin DR, Morgan EE, Shi C, Yu X, Wu Z, Taylor M, Marcotte TD, Letendre S, Ake C, Grant I, Heaton RK. Neurobehavioral effects of HIV-1 infection in China and the United States: a pilot study. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2007 Sep; 13(5):781-90. PMID: 17697409; PMCID: PMC2857379.
    17. Taylor M, Schweinsburg BC, Alhassoon OM, Gongvatana A, Brown GG, Young-Casey C, Letendre SL, Grant I. Effects of human immunodeficiency virus and methamphetamine on cerebral metabolites measured with magnetic resonance spectroscopy. J Neurovirol. 2007 Apr; 13(2):150-9. PMID: 17505983.
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    18. Gongvatana A, Woods SP, Taylor M, Vigil O, Grant I. Semantic clustering inefficiency in HIV-associated dementia. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2007; 19(1):36-42. PMID: 17308225.
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    19. Gonzalez R, Grant I, Miller SW, Taylor M, Schweinsburg BC, Carey CL, Woods SP, Norman MA, Rippeth JD, Martin EM, Heaton RK. Demographically adjusted normative standards for new indices of performance on the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT). Clin Neuropsychol. 2006 Sep; 20(3):396-413. PMID: 16895855.
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    20. Twamley EW, Palmer BW, Jeste DV, Taylor M, Heaton RK. Transient and executive function working memory in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2006 Oct; 87(1-3):185-90. PMID: 16737800.
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    21. Lange RT, Chelune GJ, Taylor M, Woodward TS, Heaton RK. Development of demographic norms for four new WAIS-III/WMS-III indexes. Psychol Assess. 2006 Jun; 18(2):174-81. PMID: 16768593.
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    22. Keilp JG, Corbera K, Slavov I, Taylor M, Sackeim HA, Fallon BA. WAIS-III and WMS-III performance in chronic Lyme disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2006 Jan; 12(1):119-29. PMID: 16433951.
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    23. Schweinsburg BC, Taylor M, Alhassoon OM, Gonzalez R, Brown GG, Ellis RJ, Letendre S, Videen JS, McCutchan JA, Patterson TL, Grant I. Brain mitochondrial injury in human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive (HIV+) individuals taking nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. J Neurovirol. 2005 Aug; 11(4):356-64. PMID: 16206458.
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    24. Taylor M, Letendre SL, Schweinsburg BC, Alhassoon OM, Brown GG, Gongvatana A, Grant I. Hepatitis C virus infection is associated with reduced white matter N-acetylaspartate in abstinent methamphetamine users. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2004 Jan; 10(1):110-3. PMID: 14751013.
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    25. Schweinsburg BC, Alhassoon OM, Taylor M, Gonzalez R, Videen JS, Brown GG, Patterson TL, Grant I. Effects of alcoholism and gender on brain metabolism. Am J Psychiatry. 2003 Jun; 160(6):1180-3. PMID: 12777281.
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    26. Grant I, McKibbin CL, Taylor M, Mills P, Dimsdale J, Ziegler M, Patterson TL. In-home respite intervention reduces plasma epinephrine in stressed Alzheimer caregivers. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003 Jan-Feb; 11(1):62-72. PMID: 12527541.
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    27. Taylor M, Heaton RK. Sensitivity and specificity of WAIS-III/WMS-III demographically corrected factor scores in neuropsychological assessment. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2001 Nov; 7(7):867-74. PMID: 11771630.
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