April Thames
    Title Professor/Psychologist
    Job Responsibility Research, Teaching, Patient Care
    Organization UCLA
    Organization Web Site
    Institution Type Colleges & Universities
    Industry Type Education
    Languages I speak English
    Please list your areas of Expertise Stress effects/Brain health
    Summarize your expertise in greater detail I am a clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in stress effects on the brain and health outcomes. My research examines the effects of "social adversity" which includes discrimination, poverty, and marginalization on the brain as well as drugs of abuse, particularly marijuana. I conduct neuropsychological evaluations for adolescent and adult populations for a variety of issues such as head injury, stroke, medical risk factors, ADHD, and dementia. I also conduct medical-legal evaluations as an expert witness.
    White paper/research Research and white papers White paper/research
    Books & Articles Published Peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and invited articles
    Books/articles Published Publications list Books/articles Published
    Awards, Associations & Memberships Awards from national organizations in psychology and neuropsychology
    Awards/Associations/Memberships Awards list Awards/Associations/Memberships
    Media Experience Radio, video series, and educational webinars. Provided commentary for Medscape and Science News related to articles about marijuana use.
    Prior Media Experience Media experience Prior Media Experience
    Educational Background Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

    Alliant International University, Los Angeles, CA

    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology California State University, Long Beach, CA
    Interested In 1. Expert Consultation

    2. Speaking as an expert in the areas of stress, health, brain functioning, and social adversity.

    3. Providing commentary on psychological issues such as trauma that impact large communities.

    4. Writing
    Office Address 1 740 Westwood Plaza 28-263
    City Los Angeles
    Zip/Postal Code 90095
    Country US
    State CA
    Office Phone 310-206-9296
    Cell Phone 562-201-6602
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    Twitter Handle (e.g., @profnet) @april_thames