John E Beauvais, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Consultation Clinic; Director, Predoctoral Training in Psychology Service

Research Interests

HIV; Neuropsychology; Psychiatry; Executive Function

Research Organizations

Psychiatry: Psychology Section

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

I have broad clinical and research interests in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology. While I have recently been involved in research looking at the relationship between neuropsychological functioning and perfusion abnormalities in patients with a history of substance abuse, more recent interest has been in the area of neuropsychological functioning in patients with HIV infection. More specifically, my colleagues and I have been looking at the ability of a novel test of prospective memory to predict medication adherence. Also, of both clinical and research interest is my development of the Tactile Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, a measure that is used to evaluate executive functions in visually impaired populations.

Specialized Terms: Clinical neuropsychology

Selected Publications

  • Abi-Saab D, Beauvais J, Mehm J, Brody M, Gottschalk C, Kosten TR. The effect of alcohol on the neuropsychological functioning of recently abstinent cocaine-dependent subjects. Am J Addict. 2005 Mar-Apr;14(2):166-78.
  • Tucker KA, Potenza MN, Beauvais JE, Browndyke JN, Gottschalk PC, Kosten TR. Perfusion abnormalities and decision making in cocaine dependence. Biol Psychiatry. 2004 Oct 1;56(7):527-30.

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