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Mariana Cherner

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Dr Cherner is a neuroAIDS researcher and neuropsychologist trained in the scientist-practitioner model. She is the current Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship in NeuroAIDS. Dr. Cherner has been actively mentoring and training developing scientists, from the undergraduate to the junior faculty level, through her involvement as a faculty member, as a researcher in the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Programs at UCSD, and through participation in the mentoring programs of several professional organizations. She has had a special interest in mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, who number 11 out of a total of 23 to date. 

Dr. Cherner's primary scientific interests include: 1) Individual differences in vulnerability to brain dysfunction associated with methamphetamine and other drugs in the context of HIV infection. 2) Neurocognitive consequences of comorbid HIV and hepatitis c. 3) Vultural and linguistic considerations in the assessment of cognition and everyday functioning.

Mariana Cherner