Thomas D. Marcotte, Ph.D.
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0603H
Phone #: (619) 543-5044
Fax #: (619) 543-1235
Dr. Marcotte is Center Manager of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center and a Co-Director of CHARTER, a national multi-site study of the CNS impact of treatments for HIV. He received his B.A. from UCSD, Masters Degree from the University of CT, and doctorate in clinical psychology from CSPP-Los Angeles. He spent four years under the mentorship of Wilfred van Gorp, Ph.D., at UCLA/West Los Angeles VAMC and completed post-doctoral training in neuropsychology at UCSD with Robert K. Heaton, Ph.D. Dr. Marcotte is on the editorial boards of both Neuropsychology and the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
Dr. Marcotte’s research focuses on the neuropsychology of HIV infection, as well as the impact that mild cognitive impairments have on everyday functioning (e.g., vocational performance, medication management). He is involved in projects examining the predictors and, ultimately, neuropathologic correlates of HIV-associated neuropsychological dysfunction. Dr. Marcotte has developed techniques (PC-based driving simulators, on-road evaluations) for assessing the most complex of everyday tasks, driving an automobile, and examined the types of deficits that may predispose an individual to impaired driving abilities. He has also designed simulator programs for use in clinical trials.
Neuropsychology of HIV and other dementing disorders.
- Heaton, R.K., Marcotte, T.D.. White, D.A., Ross, D., Meredith, K., Taylor, M.J., Kaplan, R., and Grant, I. (1996). The nature and vocational significance of neuropsychological impairment associated with HIV infection. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 10, 1-14.
- Marcotte, T.D., Heaton, R.K., Wolfson, T., Taylor, M.J., Alhassoon, O., Arfaa, K., Grant, I., and the HNRC Group. (1999). The impact of HIV-related neuropsychological dysfunction on driving behavior. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 5, 579-592.
- Marcotte, T.D., Grant, I., Atkinson, J.H., and Heaton, R.K. (2001). Neurobehavioral complications of HIV infection. In R.E. Tarter, M. Butters, and S.R. Beers (Eds.), Medical Neuropsychology - 2nd Edition. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
- Heaton, R. K., Marcotte, T. D., Rivera Mindt, M., Moore, D. J., Bentley, H., McCutchan, J. A., Reicks, C., Sadek, J., Grant , I., & the HNRC Group (In press). The impact of HIV-associated neuropsychological impairment on everyday functioning. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
- Marcotte, T.D., Deutsch, R., McCutchan, J.A., Moore, D..J., Letendre, S., Ellis, R.J., Wallace, M., Heaton, R.K., Grant, I., and the HNRC Group. (In press). Plasma HIV RNA and CD4 levels early after seroconversion predict the development of neurocognitive impairment. Archives of Neurology.