Steven Paul Woods, Psy.D.
HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program
220 Dickinson Street, Suite B (8231)
San Diego, CA 92103
Dr. Woods received his B.S. in psychology from
Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. In 2000, he
earned a Psy.D. in clinical psychology with a specialization
in neuropsychology from the Virginia Consortium Program in
Clinical Psychology (The College of William & Mary, Eastern
Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, and Old
Dominion University). He completed a predoctoral internship
at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and a postdoctoral
residency in clinical neuropsychology at the University of
Washington. Dr. Woods received the 2007 Early Career Award
for Contributions to Clinical Neuropsychology from the
National Academy of Neuropsychology and the 2008 Robert A.
and Phyllis Levitt Early Career Award in Neuropsychology
from the American Psychological Association (Division 40).
Dr. Woods' primary research interests lie in the
application of cognitive models of language (e.g., verb
generation) and memory (e.g., prospective memory) to examine
the central nervous system effects of HIV-1 infection and
substance abuse. He is currently the Principal Investigator
on an NIMH-funded R01 award to study the cognitive
mechanisms and functional consequences of prospective memory
impairment in older adults with HIV-1 infection. His other
scientific interests include the cognitive neuropsychology
of movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson's disease and
essential tremor) and enhancing the clinical relevance of
Dr. Woods is a licensed clinical psychologist, with specific interests in performing neuropsychological evaluations of older adults with psychiatric and neurological conditions.
- Woods, S.P., & Tröster, A.I. (2003). Prodromal frontal/executive dysfunction predicts incident dementia in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9, 17-24.
- Woods, S.P., Carey, C.L., Tröster, A.I., Grant, I., & The HNRC Group. (2005). Action (verb) generation in HIV-1 infection. Neuropsychologia, 43, 1144-1151.
- Woods, S.P., Rippeth, J.D., Conover, E., Gongvatana, A., Gonzalez, R., Carey, C.L., et al. (2005). Deficient strategic control of verbal encoding and retrieval in individuals with methamphetamine dependence. Neuropsychology, 19, 35–43.
- Carey, C.L., Woods, S.P., Rippeth, J.D., Heaton, R.K., Grant, I., & The HNRC Group. (2006). Prospective memory in HIV-1 infection. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28, 536-548.
- Woods, S.P., Iudicello, J.E., Moran, L.M., Carey, C.L.,
Dawson, M.S., Grant, I., & The HNRC Group. (2008).
HIV-associated prospective memory impairment increases
risk of dependence in everyday functioning.
Neuropsychology, 22, 110-117.