• Dr. Pariya Fazeli is an experimental psychologist with academic training in lifespan development, cognitive aging, and gerontology. Her primary research interests include cognitive aging among older adults with HIV, with a focus on predictors of successful cognitive aging as well as rehabilitation strategies to promote successful cognitive aging in this population. Her work is currently funded by the National Institute on Aging.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 Critical, and not functional, health literacy is associated with missed HIV clinic visits in adults and older adults living with HIV in the Deep South. 2020
    2020 Effects of speed of processing training and transcranial direct current stimulation on global sleep quality and speed of processing in older adults with and without HIV: A pilot study 2020
    2020 Cognitive Effects of a Ketogenic Diet on Neurocognitive Impairment in Adults Aging With HIV 2020
    2020 Older HIV+ and HIV- Adults Provide Similar Definitions of Successful Aging: A Mixed-Methods Examination 2020
    2020 Dementia knowledge is low in adults with HIV disease 2020
    2020 Apathy is Associated with Critical Psychological Determinants of Medication Adherence in HIV Disease 2020
    2020 Differences in health-related quality of life by implant strategy: Analyses from the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support 2020
    2019 Informing adults with HIV of cognitive performance deficits indicative of hiv-associated neurocognitive disorder a content analysis 2019
    2019 Experience Sampling Method Versus Questionnaire Measurement of HIV Stigma: Psychosocial Predictors of Response Discrepancies and Associations With HIV Outcomes. 2019
    2019 Cognitive Reserve Over the Lifespan: Neurocognitive Implications for Aging With HIV 2019
    2019 The Association Between Olfactory Function and Cognition in Aging African American and Caucasian Men With HIV: A Pilot Study 2019
    2019 Targeting HIV-Related Neurocognitive Impairments with Cognitive Training Strategies: Insights from the Cognitive Aging Literature. 2019
    2019 Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training on cognitive functioning in older adults with HIV: A pilot study 2019
    2019 Computerized Cognitive Training for the Neurocognitive Complications of HIV Infection: A Systematic Review 2019
    2019 Olfactory Dysfunction in Aging African American and Caucasian Men With HIV 2019
    2019 Resilience attenuates the association between neurocognitive functioning and everyday functioning in individuals aging with HIV in the Deep South 2019
    2019 Revisiting Successful Aging With HIV Through a Revised Biopsychosocial Model: An Update of the Literature 2019
    2019 Successful Functional Aging in Middle-Aged and Older Adults with HIV 2019
    2018 HIV/AIDS in Later Life 2018
    2018 A pilot investigation on the effects of combination transcranial direct current stimulation and speed of processing cognitive remediation therapy on simulated driving behavior in older adults with HIV 2018
    2018 Grit and Ambition are Associated with Better Neurocognitive and Everyday Functioning Among Adults Living with HIV 2018
    2018 Individualized-Targeted Computerized Cognitive Training to Treat HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder: An Interim Descriptive Analysis 2018
    2018 A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Physical Activity on Neurocognitive Functioning Among HIV-Infected Adults 2018
    2018 Positive Psychological Factors are Linked to Successful Cognitive Aging Among Older Persons Living with HIV/AIDS 2018
    2018 Can computerized cognitive training reverse the diagnosis of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder? A research protocol 2018
    2018 Differences in Neurocognitive Impairment among HIV-Infected Latinos in the United States 2018
    2018 Speed of processing training in middle-aged and older breast cancer survivors (SOAR): results of a randomized controlled pilot 2018
    2018 The ketogenic diet as a non-pharmacological treatment for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder: A descriptive analysis. 2018
    2017 Everyday Multitasking Abilities in Older HIV+ Adults: Neurobehavioral Correlates and the Mediating Role of Metacognition 2017
    2017 Perceptions of Brain Health and Cognition in Older African Americans and Caucasians With HIV: A Focus Group Study 2017
    2017 The Potential of Computerized Cognitive Training on HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder: A Case Comparison Study 2017
    2017 Screening for neurocognitive impairment in HIV-positive adults aged 50 years and older: Montreal Cognitive Assessment relates to self-reported and clinician-rated everyday functioning 2017
    2017 Feedback on a Multimodal Cognitive Intervention for Adults Aging With HIV: A Focus Group Study 2017
    2017 Clinical utility of the UCSD performance-Based skills assessment—Brief (UPSA-B) in adults living with HIV: Associations with neuropsychological impairment and patient-reported everyday functioning difficulties 2017
    2017 Moment-to-moment within-person associations between acts of discrimination and internalized stigma in people living with HIV: An experience sampling study. 2017
    2017 Testing a Computerized Cognitive Training Protocol in Adults Aging With HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders: Randomized Controlled Trial Rationale and Protocol. 2017
    2017 Coagulation imbalance and neurocognitive functioning in older HIV-positive adults on suppressive antiretroviral therapy 2017
    2017 Higher cystatin c levels are associated with neurocognitive impairment in older HIV+ adults 2017
    2017 Elevated markers of vascular remodeling and arterial stiffness are associated with neurocognitive function in older HIV+ adults on suppressive antiretroviral therapy 2017
    2017 How Does Stigma Affect People Living with HIV? The Mediating Roles of Internalized and Anticipated HIV Stigma in the Effects of Perceived Community Stigma on Health and Psychosocial Outcomes 2017
    2016 The Design and Redesign of a Clinical Ladder Program: Thinking Big and Overcoming Challenges 2016
    2016 Social support and moment-to-moment changes in treatment self-efficacy in men living with HIV: Psychosocial moderators and clinical outcomes 2016
    2016 The Influence of Neurocognitive Functioning on Proactive Coping Behaviors in Adults with HIV 2016
    2016 The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index and Neurocognitive Change: A Longitudinal Study 2016
    2016 The impact of ethnicity/race on the association between the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index and neurocognitive function among HIV-infected persons 2016
    2016 The neuroprotective influence of employment on cognitive reserve: Implications for an aging HIV population 2016
    2016 Lower CSF Aβ is associated with HAND in HIV-infected adults with a family History of Dementia 2016
    2016 Complement component 3 is associated with metabolic comorbidities in older HIV-positive adults 2016
    2016 A Description and Critical Analysis of the Therapeutic Uses of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Implications for Clinical Practice and Research. 2016
    2015 Physical Activity is Associated with Better Neurocognitive and Everyday Functioning Among Older Adults with HIV Disease 2015
    2015 Complex Interplay between Health and Successful Aging: Role of Perceived Stress, Resilience, and Social Support 2015
    2015 Infusing safety and quality into nursing education. 2015
    2015 Feasibility of a home-based speed of processing training program in middle-aged and older adults with HIV 2015
    2015 UPSA-M: Feasibility and initial validity of a mobile application of the UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment 2015
    2014 Cognitive Functioning and Driving Simulator Performance in Middle-aged and Older Adults With HIV 2014
    2014 Cognitive Functioning in Adults Aging with HIV: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Cognitive Subtypes and Influential Factors. 2014
    2014 The veterans aging cohort study index is associated with concurrent risk for neurocognitive impairment 2014
    2014 An active lifestyle is associated with better neurocognitive functioning in adults living with HIV infection 2014
    2014 Shallow encoding and forgetting are associated with dependence in instrumental activities of daily living among older adults living with HIV infection 2014
    2014 Successful cognitive aging and health-related quality of life in younger and older adults infected with HIV 2014
    2014 The synergistic effects of HIV, diabetes, and aging on cognition: Implications for practice and research 2014
    2013 Physical exercise is associated with less neurocognitive impairment among HIV-infected adults 2013
    2013 The role of neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve in aging with HIV: Recommendations for cognitive protection and rehabilitation 2013
    2013 The Impact of Neuropsychological Performance on Everyday Functioning Between Older and Younger Adults With and Without HIV 2013
    2013 Assessing and Treating Forgetfulness and Cognitive Problems in Adults With HIV 2013
    2013 The relationship between computer experience and computerized cognitive test performance among older adults 2013
    2013 Use, knowledge, and attitudes toward evidence-based practice among nursing staff 2013
    2012 Speed of Processing Training With Middle-Age and Older Adults With HIV: A Pilot Study 2012
    2012 Neuroplasticity and successful cognitive aging: A brief overview for nursing 2012
    2012 An overview of nonpathological geroneuropsychology: Implications for nursing practice and research 2012
    2012 Neuropsychology and cognitive health in healthy older adults: A brief overview for psychiatric nurses 2012
    2011 Successful aging and the epidemiology of HIV 2011
    2011 Sleep and cognition on everyday functioning in older adults: Implications for nursing practice and research 2011
    2011 Aging, HIV and wellness: Augmenting the components of successful aging 2011
    2011 Predictors of cognition in adults with HIV: Implications for nursing practice and research 2011
    2011 Cognitive prescriptions: A nursing approach to increasing cognitive reserve 2011
    2010 Aging, speed of processing training, and everyday functioning: Implications for practice and research 2010
    2010 How neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve protect cognitive functioning 2010
    The partial mediation effect of satisfaction with social support and coping effectiveness on health-related quality of life and perceived stress long-term after heart transplantation


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    2017 Geriatric psychiatry: Assessment of functioning. 2017

    Research Overview

  • Research: HIV/AIDS; successful aging; cognitive interventions; transcranial direct current stimulation; health disparities; health literacy
    Teaching: psychology of aging; gerontology; neuropsychology/neuroscience; dissemination; statistics; research methods; scientific writing
  • Full Name

  • Pariya Wheeler