• 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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    2022 A Randomized Clinical Trial on the Impact of Individually Targeted Computerized Cognitive Training on Quality of Life Indicators in Adults With HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder in the Southeastern United StatesJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  33:295-310. 2022
    2022 Infertility-related stress: A concept analysis 2022
    2022 Olfactory Dysfunction in Aging African American and Caucasian Men With HIV: A Pilot StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  33:E19-E30. 2022
    2022 Olfactory Dysfunction in Aging African American and Caucasian Men With HIV: A Pilot StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  33:e19-e30. 2022
    2022 Examining the Acceptability of a Resilience Building Intervention among Adults Aging with HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  33:155-167. 2022
    2022 Differential Associations Between BDNF and Memory Across Older Black and White Adults With HIV Disease 2022
    2022 Association Between VACS Index and Health-Related Quality of Life in Persons with HIV: Moderating Role of Fruit and Vegetable ConsumptionInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine2022
    2022 Psychological resilience is an independent correlate of health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults with HIV in the Deep SouthJournal of Health Psychology2022
    2022 The Mediating Role of Social Support and Resilience between HIV-Related Stigmas and Patient Activation among Young Black Women Living with HIV in the Southern United States: A Cross-sectional StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  33:78-88. 2022
    2022 Values elicitation among adults making health-related decisions: A concept analysis 2022
    2021 Can Individualized-Targeted Computerized Cognitive Training Benefit Adults with HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder? The Training on Purpose Study (TOPS)AIDS and Behavior.  25:3898-3908. 2021
    2021 The Association Between Leisure Activity Engagement and Health-Related Quality of Life in Middle-Aged and Older People with HIV.Gerontologist2021
    2021 The Association of Persistent Low Back Pain With Older Adult Falls and Collisions: A Longitudinal AnalysisJournal of Applied Gerontology.  40:1455-1464. 2021
    2021 A Clinical Pilot Study of Spaced Retrieval Practice with a Self-Generation Booster to Improve Health-Related Memory in Persons With HIV DiseaseArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  36:1296-1306. 2021
    2021 Parallels between NeuroHIV and NeuroCOVID-19: Considerations for a Post-COVID-19 EraJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  32:E55-E59. 2021
    2021 Description of the Nature of Musculoskeletal Shoulder Injuries in a Cohort of Commercial Truck Drivers: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional StudyWorkplace Health and Safety.  69:375-382. 2021
    2021 Apathy is Associated with Critical Psychological Determinants of Medication Adherence in HIV DiseaseJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  28:301-312. 2021
    2021 Association between personality and cognitive performance in middle-aged and older adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 2021
    2021 Can individualized-targeted computerized cognitive training improve everyday functioning in adults with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder? 2021
    2021 Cognitive Intra-individual Variability in HIV: an Integrative ReviewNeuropsychology Review2021
    2021 Driving habits, cognition, and health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults with HIV 2021
    2021 Emerging directions of cognitive aging with HIV: practice and policy implications for social workJournal of Gerontological Social Work2021
    2021 Factors associated with health-related quality of life 2 years after left ventricular assist device implantation: Insights from intermacs 2021
    2021 Latent structure of health literacy and its association with health-related management and decision-making in HIV 2021
    2021 Older Caregivers With HIV: An Unrecognized Gap in the LiteratureJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  32:29-36. 2021
    2021 Targeting HIV-Related Neurocognitive Impairments with Cognitive Training Strategies: Insights from the Cognitive Aging LiteratureCurrent topics in behavioral neurosciences.  50:503-515. 2021
    2021 The Intersection of Cognitive Ability and HIV: A Review of the State of the Nursing ScienceJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  32:306-321. 2021
    2020 A Longitudinal Investigation of Falls and Motor Vehicle Crashes in Older DriversJournal of Aging and Health.  32:1258-1266. 2020
    2020 Neurocognitive Functioning is Associated with Self-Reported and Performance-Based Treatment Management Abilities in People Living with HIV with Low Health LiteracyArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  35:517-527. 2020
    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 Successful Functional Aging in Middle-Aged and Older Adults with HIVAIDS and Behavior.  24:1592-1598. 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: A Pilot StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  31:312-324. 2020
    2020 Reactions to a Probable Diagnosis of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder: A Content AnalysisJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  31:279-289. 2020
    2020 An Exploratory Study of Correlates of Allostatic Load in Older People Living with HIV 2020
    2020 Older HIV+ and HIV- Adults provide similar definitions of successful aging: A mixed-methods examinationGerontologist.  60:385-395. 2020
    2020 Health-Related Quality of Life Differs by Pre-Operative Implant Strategy from before through Mid-Term after Surgery: Findings from INTERMACS 2020
    2020 Dementia knowledge is low in adults with HIV diseaseInternational Psychogeriatrics.  32:415-416. 2020
    2020 Cognitive reserve attenuates the association between HIV serostatus and cognitive performance in adults living in the deep South 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 analysisJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  57:48-55. 2019
    2019 Experience Sampling Method Versus Questionnaire Measurement of HIV Stigma: Psychosocial Predictors of Response Discrepancies and Associations With HIV Outcomes.Stigma and Health.  4:487-494. 2019
    2019 Cognitive Reserve over the Lifespan: Neurocognitive Implications for Aging with HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  30:E109-E121. 2019
    2019 The Association between Olfactory Function and Cognition in Aging African American and Caucasian Men with HIV: A Pilot StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  30:144-155. 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 ReviewJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  30:51-72. 2019
    2019 Resilience attenuates the association between neurocognitive functioning and everyday functioning in individuals aging with HIV in the Deep SouthInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  34:72-78. 2019
    2019 Revisiting Successful Aging with HIV through a Revised Biopsychosocial Model: An Update of the LiteratureJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  30:5-14. 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 HIVTransportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.  58:1061-1073. 2018
    2018 Grit and Ambition are Associated with Better Neurocognitive and Everyday Functioning Among Adults Living with HIVAIDS and Behavior.  22:3214-3225. 2018
    2018 Individualized-Targeted Computerized Cognitive Training to Treat HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder: An Interim Descriptive AnalysisJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  29:604-611. 2018
    2018 A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Physical Activity on Neurocognitive Functioning Among HIV-Infected AdultsAIDS and Behavior.  22:1562-1572. 2018
    2018 Positive Psychological Factors are Linked to Successful Cognitive Aging Among Older Persons Living with HIV/AIDSAIDS and Behavior.  22:1551-1561. 2018
    2018 Can computerized cognitive training reverse the diagnosis of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder? A research protocolResearch in Nursing and Health.  41:11-18. 2018
    2018 Differences in Neurocognitive Impairment among HIV-Infected Latinos in the United StatesJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  24:163-175. 2018
    2018 Speed of processing training in middle-aged and older breast cancer survivors (SOAR): results of a randomized controlled pilotBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  168:259-267. 2018
    2018 The ketogenic diet as a non-pharmacological treatment for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder: A descriptive analysis.J Psychiatry Behav Sci.  3. 2018
    2017 Everyday multitasking abilities in older HIV+ Adults: Neurobehavioral correlates and the mediating role of metacognitionArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  32:917-928. 2017
    2017 Perceptions of Brain Health and Cognition in Older African Americans and Caucasians With HIV: A Focus Group StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  28:862-876. 2017
    2017 The Potential of Computerized Cognitive Training on HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder: A Case Comparison StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  28:971-976. 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 functioningJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  39:842-853. 2017
    2017 Feedback on a Multimodal Cognitive Intervention for Adults Aging With HIV: A Focus Group StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  28:685-697. 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 difficultiesPLoS ONE.  12. 2017
    2017 Moment-to-moment within-person associations between acts of discrimination and internalized stigma in people living with HIV: An experience sampling study.Stigma and Health.  2:216-228. 2017
    2017 Testing a computerized cognitive training protocol in adults aging with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders: Randomized controlled trial rationale and protocolJMIR Research Protocols.  6. 2017
    2017 Coagulation imbalance and neurocognitive functioning in older HIV-positive adults on suppressive antiretroviral therapyAIDS.  31:787-795. 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 OutcomesAIDS and Behavior.  21:283-291. 2017
    2016 The Design and Redesign of a Clinical Ladder Program: Thinking Big and Overcoming ChallengesJournal for Nurses in Professional Development.  32:E1-E7. 2016
    2016 Social support and moment-to-moment changes in treatment self-efficacy in men living with HIV: Psychosocial moderators and clinical outcomesHealth Psychology.  35:1126-1134. 2016
    2016 The Influence of Neurocognitive Functioning on Proactive Coping Behaviors in Adults with HIVJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  48:285-294. 2016
    2016 The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index and Neurocognitive Change: A Longitudinal StudyClinical Infectious Diseases.  63:694-702. 2016
    2016 The impact of ethnicity/race on the association between the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index and neurocognitive function among HIV-infected personsJournal of NeuroVirology.  22:442-454. 2016
    2016 The neuroprotective influence of employment on cognitive reserve: Implications for an aging HIV populationJournal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services.  15:284-298. 2016
    2016 Lower CSF Aβ is associated with HAND in HIV-infected adults with a family History of DementiaCurrent HIV Research.  14:324-330. 2016
    2016 Complement component 3 is associated with metabolic comorbidities in older HIV-positive adultsAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  32:271-278. 2016
    2016 A Description and Critical Analysis of the Therapeutic Uses of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Implications for Clinical Practice and Research.Nursing : Research and Reviews.  6:23-31. 2016
    2015 Feasibility of a home-based speed of processing training program in middle-aged and older adults with HIVJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  47:247-254. 2015
    2015 Physical Activity is Associated with Better Neurocognitive and Everyday Functioning Among Older Adults with HIV DiseaseAIDS and Behavior.  19:1470-1477. 2015
    2015 Complex Interplay between Health and Successful Aging: Role of Perceived Stress, Resilience, and Social SupportAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  23:622-632. 2015
    2015 UPSA-M: Feasibility and initial validity of a mobile application of the UCSD Performance-Based Skills AssessmentSchizophrenia Research.  164:187-192. 2015
    2015 Infusing safety and quality into nursing education.Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Newsline2015
    2014 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 transplantationNursing : Research and Reviews.  129-129. 2014
    2014 The synergistic effects of HIV, diabetes, and aging on cognition: Implications for practice and researchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  46:292-305. 2014
    2014 Cognitive Functioning and Driving Simulator Performance in Middle-aged and Older Adults With HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  25. 2014
    2014 Cognitive Functioning in Adults Aging with HIV: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Cognitive Subtypes and Influential Factors.Journal of Clinical Research in HIV AIDS and Prevention..  1:155-169. 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 infectionJournal of NeuroVirology.  20:233-242. 2014
    2014 Shallow encoding and forgetting are associated with dependence in instrumental activities of daily living among older adults living with HIV infectionArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  29:278-288. 2014
    2014 Successful cognitive aging and health-related quality of life in younger and older adults infected with HIVAIDS and Behavior.  18:1186-1197. 2014
    2013 Physical exercise is associated with less neurocognitive impairment among HIV-infected adultsJournal of NeuroVirology.  19:410-417. 2013
    2013 The role of neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve in aging with HIV: Recommendations for cognitive protection and rehabilitationJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  45:306-316. 2013
    2013 The Impact of Neuropsychological Performance on Everyday Functioning Between Older and Younger Adults With and Without HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  24:112-125. 2013
    2013 Assessing and Treating Forgetfulness and Cognitive Problems in Adults With HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  24. 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 staffJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  44:246-254. 2013
    2012 Speed of Processing Training With Middle-Age and Older Adults With HIV: A Pilot StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  23:500-510. 2012
    2012 Neuroplasticity and successful cognitive aging: A brief overview for nursingJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  44:218-227. 2012
    2012 An overview of nonpathological geroneuropsychology: Implications for nursing practice and researchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  44:43-53. 2012
    2012 Neuropsychology and cognitive health in healthy older adults: A brief overview for psychiatric nursesJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  50:30-37. 2012
    2011 Sleep and cognition on everyday functioning in older adults: Implications for nursing practice and researchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  43:261-271. 2011
    2011 Aging, HIV and wellness: Augmenting the components of successful agingAging Health.  7:435-446. 2011
    2011 Predictors of cognition in adults with HIV: Implications for nursing practice and researchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  43:36-50. 2011
    2011 Cognitive prescriptions: A nursing approach to increasing cognitive reserveJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  37:22-31. 2011
    2011 Successful aging and the epidemiology of HIVClinical Interventions in Aging.  6:181-192. 2011
    2010 Aging, speed of processing training, and everyday functioning: Implications for practice and research 2010
    2010 How neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve protect cognitive functioningJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  48:23-30. 2010


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    2017 Geriatric psychiatry: Assessment of functioning. 2017

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