Lab webpage: http://www.temple.edu/cogneurolab/
Kate is a first year student in the Clinical Psychology Program. She received an Sc.B. with Honors in Neuroscience from Brown University in 2009 and is currently working with Tania Giovannetti in the Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory. Her research focuses on biomarkers of neuropsychological and functional impairment associated with aging, HIV infection, and cardiovascular disease. Her primary clinical interest is in adult neuropsychology.
Representative publications and presentations:
Devlin, K. N.,Gongvatana, A., Clark, U., Chasman, J., Tashima, K., Navia, B., and Cohen, R. (2013, February). The Relation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and HIV to Neuropsychological Functioning. Presented at Presented at International Neuropsychological Society 41st Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI.
Clark, U. S., Cohen, R. A., Sweet, L. H., Gongvatana, A., Devlin, K. N., Hana, G. N., Westbrook, M. L.,Mulligan, R. C., Jerskey, B. A., White, T. L., Navia, B., and Tashima, K. T. (2012). Effects of HIV andEarly Life Stress on Amygdala Morphometry and Neurocognitive Function. Journal of the InternationalNeuropsychological Society.
Devlin, K. N., Gongvatana, A., Clark, U. S., Chasman, J. D., Westbrook, M. L., Tashima, K. T., Navia, B., andCohen, R. A. (2012). Neurocognitive effects of HIV, Hepatitis C, and substance use history. Journal of theInternational Neuropsychological Society, 18: 68-78.
Gongvatana, A., Correia, S., Devlin, K., Dunsiger, S., Ross, S., Navia, B., Tashima, K., de la Monte, S., andCohen, R. (2012, March). Clinical Factors and Plasma Cytokine Markers Are Related to Brain Volumes
in HIV-infected Individuals. Presented at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections,Seattle, WA.
Cohen, R. A., de la Monte, S., Gongvatana, A., Ombao, H., Gonzalez, B., Devlin, K. N., Navia, B., andTashima, K. T. (2011). Plasma cytokine concentrations associated with HIV/hepatitis C coinfection are
related to attention, executive and psychomotor functioning. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 233: 204-210.
Gongvatana, A., Cohen, R. A., Correia, S., Devlin, K. N., Miles, J., Kang, H., Ombao, H., Navia, B., Laidlaw,D. H., Tashima, K. T. (2011). Clinical contributors to cerebral white matter integrity in HIV-infectedindividuals. Journal of Neurovirology, 17: 477-486.
Clark, U. S., Sweet, L. H., Devlin, K. N., and Cohen, R. A. (2011, June). Effects of current stress levels onverbal memory functions and hippocampal volumes in racial and ethnic minority adults. Presented at
the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, 9th Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
Devlin, K. N., Gongvatana, A., Clark, U. S., Westbrook, M. L., Tashima, K. T., and Cohen, R. A. (2010,October). Gender Differences in HIV-Associated Cognitive Impairment. Presented at Center for AIDSResearch Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women, Chicago, IL.