Dr. Grant congratulates Jessica Montoya on receiving her PhD during at the UCSD graduation ceremony on June 17, 2017. Dr. Montoya successfully completed the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Clinical Psychology and worked under the supervision of David J. Moore, Ph.D. and Igor Grant, M.D.


Dr. David J. Moore recently presented “Daily Text Message Responses as Compared to Retrospective Self Report of Antiretroviral Adherence among HIV-infected Methamphetamine Users” at the 11th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence (IAPAC). Among a sample of individuals living with HIV and who reported recent methamphetamine (METH) use, responses to text messages sent as medication prompts were significantly associated with an objective “gold standard” for measuring medication adherence (i.e., Medication Event Monitoring System; MEMS).

Robert Bryan has joined the study participant recruiting team at the TMARC. He brings with him extensive experience in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counseling. Robert has been active in the community serving on multiple committees dealing with a diverse range of issues including The Faith-Based Action Coalition, Recovery Happens San Diego, Project Homeless Connect, and The Association of Community Housing Solutions.  His community service  has contributed to his success in matching participants to our research studies. Besides his professional work ethic and experience, his genuine caring demeanor has already touched the lives of the participants as well as his fellow colleagues.  

TMARC affiliated presenters at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society include Drs. Lisa Obermeit and Erin Morgan.   The presentations explore sexual risk taking intentions and emotional regulation.  These topics could lead to improved understanding and treatments to prevent HIV transmission and substance abuse. 

To Cite:

Obermeit L, Morgan E, Iudicello J, Heaton R, Grant I. 2017.  The cognitive profile of sexual risk taking intentions. 45th Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Morgan E, Doyle K, Heaton R, Villalobos J, Grant I. 2017. Higher levels of emotion dysregulation in methamphetamine users compared to non-users relates to neurobehavioral deficits and craving.  45th Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Click here to review the posters (the ordering of the citations is alphabetical by title within year).



The Paul Satz Award recognizes Dr. Grant’s career contributions to the mentorship of doctoral students. In the award presentation it was noted that Dr. Grant has mentored 35 Ph.D.s and M.D.s, and served as the primary dissertation advisor to 23 of these as part of the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.  The nominees were two former graduate students that Dr. Grant mentored, Sean Rourke, Ph.D., who is now Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Jennifer Manly, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University.


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