Thomas D. Marcotte

Dr. Marcotte is co-director of the CHARTER Study, and Co-Investigator of the CHARTER Resource. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and a neuropsychologist whose primary research interests are the impact that mild HIV-related cognitive impairments have on everyday activities, as well as the central nervous system (CNS) impact of HIV within the international context. 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. Dr. Marcotte is the Principal Investigator for a 5-year, NIMH-funded RO1 project examining neuroAIDS in India, including the influence of host and viral genetic factors in the development of HIV-related neurocognitive disorders, as well as the impact of newly initiated anti-retroviral treatment on CNS function. Dr. Marcotte is also the Center Manager of the UCSD HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center, and has served on the editorial boards of both Neuropsychology and the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.