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Haley, Andreana

Andreana P Haley

Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Regents Professorship in Clinical Psychology (Holder)


Phone: 512-232-0863

Office Location
SEA 3.238

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712


I received my Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2005 after completing a pre-doctoral internship in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Before joining the Clinical Psychology faculty at UT Austin, I spent two years as a Dementia Research Fellow at Brown University, and a visiting research fellow at the Center for Neurological Imaging at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 

My research examines the biological underpinnings of cognitive impairment associated with aging and dementia. As a clinical neuropsychologist, I am interested in studying the neural substrates of memory, language and executive function in clinical populations, in vivo, by utilizing functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and neurospectroscopy (1H MRS). I also conduct work to determine how disturbances in glucose metabolism, hormonal regulation, and cardiovascular functioning contribute to changes in cognition, brain morphology, and energy metabolism. My goal is to bridge knowledge from basic and clinical neuroscience with the aim of improving how we understand, predict, and treat age- and disease-related cognitive impairment.

  1. Haley, A. P. , Alosco, M.L., Gunstad, J. (2015).Surgical and non-surgical interventions for obesity in service of preserving cognitive function. Psychosomatic Medicine, 77, 679-687.
  2. Laosiripisan, J., Tarumi, T., Gonzales, M.M., Haley, A.P., Tanaka, H. (2015). Association between cardiovagal baroreflex sensitivity and basal cerebral perfusion at hippocampus. Clinical Autonomic Research. (DOI) 10.1007/s10286-015-0296-8.
  3. Kaur, S.*, Gonzales, M. M., Pasha, E., Tanaka, H., Haley, A. P. ‡ (2015). Central adiposity and cortical thickness in mid-life. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2015 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Tarumi, T.*, Gonzales, M. M., Fallow, B., Nualnim, N., Lee, J., Tanaka, H., Haley, A. P. ‡  (2015). Cardiopulmonary fitness and cognitive function in middle age: associations with cerebral and peripheral vascular reactivity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2015 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Kruzliak, P, Haley, A.P., Starcevic, J.N., Gaspar, L., Petrovic, D. (2015). Polymorphisms of the Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-γ (rs1801282) and its coactivator-1 (rs8192673) are associated with obesity indexes in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 2015 Apr 28;14:42. Doi: doi: 10.1186/s12933-015-0197-0
  6. Strasser, B., Arvandi, M., Pasha, E.P., Haley, A.P., Stanforth, P., Tanaka, H. (2015). Abdominal obesity is associated with arterial stiffness in middle-aged adults. Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, 25, 495-502.
  7. Pasha, E.*, Kaur, S., Gonzales, M.M., Machin, D.R., Kasischke, K., Tarumi, T., Tanaka, H., Haley, A.P. ‡ (2015). Vascular function, cerebral cortical thickness, and cognitive performance in middle-aged Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Caucasian adults. American Journal of Hypertension, 17(4), 306-312.
  8. Pasha, E.P.*, Haley, A.P., Tanaka, H. (2015). Ethnoracial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease: Target on cardiovascular risks via lifestyle changes? Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research, 3, 5.
  9. Kaur, S.*, Eagan, D. E., Gonzales, M. M., Tarumi, T., Tanaka, H., Haley, A. P. ‡(2015). Inflammation mediates reductions in cortical thickness in adults with Metabolic Syndrome. Brain Imaging and Behavior, Nov 7, [Epub ahead of print]