Jessica Foley, PhD, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Neurology

Jessica M Foley, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology

Dr. Jessica Foley is a board certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, who has served within the Memory and Aging Center of the UCSF School of Medicine since 2014. Dr. Foley was awarded a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 2002, followed by a Ph.D. and Psy.D. from Nova Southeastern University (2007) with a specialization in clinical neuropsychology. She completed predoctoral internship training specializing in neuropsychology at Brown Medical School Department of Psychiatry, and postdoctoral fellowship training in neuropsychology at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neurosciences and Human Behavior. She previously (2009-2014) served as a Neuropsychologist and Instructor of Psychiatry within the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry and the Boston VA Medical Center, where she functioned as the senior Neuropsychologist within the Brockton division (specialized in the assessment of medically complex older adults). She also served as faculty within the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology and Training Leader for neuropsychology training within the geropsychology internship and fellowship programs.

Dr. Foley currently functions as an Attending Neuropsychologist within the UCSF Department of Neurology Memory and Aging Center, in which capacity she serves a multidisciplinary team and performs neuropsychological evaluations for patients presenting with suspicion of neurodegenerative illness. She also performs comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of adults with a variety of known or suspected neurologic illnesses through the Department of Neurology Adult Outpatient Neuropsychology Clinic. Dr. Foley also serves as a faculty mentor for neuropsychology students in training, supporting clinical and research skills among developing scientist-practitioners in clinical neuropsychology.

Dr. Foley’s primary research interest concerns preclinical detection of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions by exploring genetic, metabolic, and cognitive factors that predict brain white matter deterioration. An additional interest entails understanding factors that moderate cognitive and white matter changes in older adults with HIV-infection.

Funded Grants:

1. Preferential white matter degeneration among individuals at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease vs. Healthy Older Controls: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: American Psychological Association Division 40 (Neuropsychology)
Funding Period: February, 2011-August, 2014

2. Effects of Aging on White Matter Pathology in HIV versus other Neurodegenerative Illnesses
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institutes of Aging (NIA) Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program (LRP; declined due to conflict)
Funding Period: August, 2009- August, 2011

3. White matter pathology, cognition and functional abilities in geriatric HIV
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: UCLA AIDS Institute and the UCLA Center for AIDS Research (AI28697)
Funding Period: June, 2008-June, 2009

4. The influence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) on Cognition:
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) study (PI: Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.)
Role: Co-Investigator (replacement)
Funding Source: UCLA Faculty Senate Grant (FAU 56199 AQ 19914)
Funding Period: January, 2007-June, 2009

Ad Hoc Review
Journals: The Clinical Neuropsychologist, AIDS and Behavior, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Child Neuropsychology, European Journal of Neurology, American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias
Abstracts: National Academy of Neuropsychology, HIV Prevention Conference

Grant Review
Reviewer Alzheimer’s Association International Research Grants Program (2014-current)
Reviewer APA Division 40 (Neuropsychology) Pilot Grants (2012-2014)
Reviewer Benton Meier Neuropsychology Scholarship ( 2012-2014)
Reviewer APA Division 40 (Neuropsychology) Blue Ribbon Award (2012-2014)
Reviewer Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Early Career Award (2012-2014)

Board Certification Work Sample Review
Reviewer American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) (2015-current)

Publications: 

Long-term test-retest reliability of the California Verbal Learning Test - second edition.

The Clinical neuropsychologist

Alioto AG, Kramer JH, Borish S, Neuhaus J, Saloner R, Wynn M, Foley JM

White matter hyperintensities correlate to cognition and fiber tract integrity in older adults with HIV.

Journal of neurovirology

Watson C, Busovaca E, Foley JM, Allen IE, Schwarz CG, Jahanshad N, Nir TM, Esmaeili-Firidouni P, Milanini B, Rosen H, Carmichael OT, Thompson PM, Valcour VG

Mild Cognitive Impairment is Associated With White Matter Integrity Changes in Late-Myelinating Regions Within the Corpus Callosum.

American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Stricker NH, Salat DH, Kuhn TP, Foley JM, Price JS, Westlye LT, Esterman MS, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Leritz EC

Glucose dysregulation interacts APOE-4 to potentiate temporoparietal cortical thinning

American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Foley, J., Salat, D.H., McGlinchey, R.E., Stricker, N.H., Grande, L., Milberg, W.P., & Leritz, E.C

Increased frontal-subcortical neural activity among HIV+ individuals during a lexical retrieval task

Neurobiology of Disease

Thames, A.D., Sayegh, P., Terashima, J., Foley, J., Cho, A., Arentoft, A., Hinkin, C.H., & Bookheimer, S.Y

GeroCentral [Internet]

Decision Making Capacity Clinical Toolbox. Introduction: Decision Making Capacity

Foley J & Moye J

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

California Verbal Learning Test

Foley, J & Kramer, J

Interactive effects of apolipoprotein E4 and diabetes risk on later myelinating white matter regions in neurologically healthy older aged adults.

American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Foley JM, Salat DH, Stricker NH, Zink TA, Grande LJ, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Leritz EC

Decision making among HIV+ adults: the influence of neurocognition, sensation seeking and personality

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Arentoft, A., Thames, A.D., Foley, J., Arentsen, N., Arbid, S., Panos, S., Patel, S., Ballard, R., Castellon, S.A. & Hinkin, C.H

Decreased White Matter Integrity in Neuropsychologically-Defined Mild Cognitive Impairment is Independent of Cortical Thinning

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Stricker, N.H., Salat, D.H., Foley, J., Zink, T.A., Kellison, I.L., McFarland, C.P., Grande, L.J., McGlinchey, R.E., Milberg, W.P. & Leritz, E.C

Implicit Learning among patients with HIV/AIDS: The Role of Cognitive Reserve

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Arbid, J.N., Arentsen, T.J., Thames, A.D., Foley, J., Panos, S.E., Ballard, R.Z., Castellon, S.A., & Hinkin, C.H

Probabilistic Learning and Basal Ganglia Integrity among HIV+ Older Adults: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Arentsen, T.J., Thames, A.D., Foley, J., Arbid, N., Panos, S.E., Patel, S., Ballard, R., Castellon, S.A., & Hinkin, C.H

Visuospatial and attentional abilities predict driving simulator performance among older HIV-infected adults

American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Foley, J., Gooding, A. L., Thames, A.D., Ettenhofer, M.L., Kim, M. S., Castellon, S. A., Marcotte, T.D., Sadek, J.R., Heaton, R. K., van Gorp, W.G., & Hinkin, C.H

Basal ganglia differentially contribute to verbal fluency among HIV-infected adults

Neuropsychologia

Thames, A. D., Foley, J., Wright, M. J., Panos, S. E., Ettenhofer, M. E., Ramezani, A., Patel, V., Streiff, V., El-Saden, S., Goodwin, S., Bookheimer, S. Y., & Hinkin, C. H

Cognitive reserve in older neurocognitively unimpaired HIV-infected patients at risk for decline

Applied Neuropsychology

Foley, J., Ettenhofer, M., Kim, M. S., Behdin, N., Castellon, S., & Hinkin, C

Antiretroviral adherence and the nature of HIV-associated verbal memory impairment

Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

Wright, M. J., Woo, E., Foley, J., Ettenhofer, M. L., Cottingham, M. E., Gooding, A. L., Jang, J., Kim, M. S., Castellon, S. A., Miller, E. N. & Hinkin, C. H

Comparison of Verbal Fluency Switching Measures in HIV

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Nzerem, C., Kim, M.S., Martinez, F.W., Woo, E., Foley, J., Ettenhofer, M.L., Castellon, S.A., Hinkin, C.H. & Wright, M.J

Depression, cognition, and self-appraisal of functional abilities in HIV: an examination of subjective appraisal versus objective performance

The Clinical neuropsychologist

Thames, A. D., Becker, B. W., Marcotte, T. D., Hines, L. J., Foley, J., Ramezani, A., Singer, E. J., Castellon, S. A., Heaton, R. K., Hinkin, C. H

Gray matter integrity among older adults with HIV: the effects of age and immunological compromise

The Clinical neuropsychologist

Thames, A.D., Iriana, S., Foley, J., Panos, S., Patel, V., Streiff, V., El Saden, S., Goodwin, S., Bookheimer, S. Y., & Hinkin C.H

Medication and Finance Management among HIV-infected adults: The impact of age and cognition

Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology

Thames, A. D., Kim, M. S., Becker, B. W., Foley, J., Hines, L. J., Singer, E. J., Heaton, R. K. Castellon, S. A., & Hinkin, C. H

Neuroimaging of lexico-semantic retrieval impairments among older HIV-infected adults: An FMRI study

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Thames, A. D., Foley, J., Culbertson, C., Ettenhofer, M., Kim, M., Cole, M., Bookheimer, S. Y., Brody, A., El-Saden, S., Goodwin, S., & Hinkin, C.

Past stimulant abuse is associated with basal ganglia and hippocampal integrity in older HIV+ adults: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging study

Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research

Thames, A.D., Foley, J., Panos, S.E., Singer, E.J., Patel, S.M. & Hinkin, C.H

Review of the book Neuropsychology and cardiovascular disease]. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

A comprehensive update on the neuropsychology of cardiovascular disease

Foley, J

The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders

Wallenberg Syndrome

Foley J & Golden C

The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders

Zellweger Syndrome

Foley J & Golden C

HAART adherence and the expression of verbal memory impairment in HIV

Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

Wright, M. J., Woo, E., Foley, J., Ettenhofer, M. L., Cottingham, M. E., Gooding, A. L., Jang, J., Kim, M. S., Castellon, S. A., Miller, E. N. & Hinkin, C. H

Intraindividual Variability, Age, and Driving Ability in HIV+ Adults

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Hines, L., Foley, J., Thames, A., Ramezani, A., Miller, S., Marcotte, T., Sadek,, J., Heaton, R., van Gorp, W. & Hinkin, C

Longitudinal study of neurocognition in aging HIV+ adults

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Ramezani, A., Ettenhofer, M., Becker, B, Hines, L., Thames, A., Foley, J., Castellon, S., Kim, S., Lawrence, S., Jang, J. & Hinkin, C

Neurocognitive Deficits Among HIV + Hypertensive Adults

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Thames, A. D., Foley, J., Hines, L., Ramezani, A., Kim, M. S., Castellon, S. A., & Hinkin, C. H

Neurocognitive functioning in HIV-1-infection: effects of cerebrovascular risk factors and age

The Clinical neuropsychologist

Foley, J., Ettenhofer, M., Wright, M. J., Siddiqi, I., Mason, K., Castellon, S. & Hinkin, C

Operationalization of the updated diagnostic algorithm for classifying HIV-related cognitive impairment and dementia

International Psychogeriatrics,

Foley, J., Wright, M., Gooding, A., Ettenhofer, M., Kim, M. S., Choi, M., Castellon, S. A., Sadek, J., Heaton, R. K., van Gorp, W. G., Marcotte, T. D. & Hinkin, C

Reaction Time Variability in HIV+ Individuals

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Ettenhofer, M. L., Foley, J., Behdin, N., Castellon, S. A., & Hinkin, C

Reciprocal Prediction of Medication Adherence and Neurocognition in HIV/AIDS

Neurology

Ettenhofer, M. L., Foley, J., Castellon, S. A., & Hinkin, C

Aging, Neurocognition, and Medication Adherence in HIV Infection: A Latent Modeling Approach

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Ettenhofer, M., Hinkin, C., Castellon, S., Durvasula, R., Ullman, J., Lam, M., Myers, H., Wright, M., & Foley, J

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Microstructural brain pathology and its effect upon cognition and functional abilities in older HIV

Becker, B., Foley, J., Kim, M., Hines, L., Thames, A., Hinkin, C. H

Changes in cerebral volumes among healthy older adults with and without the Apolipoprotein Epsilon 4 genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease: a longitudinal study

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Foley, J., Siddarth, P., Bookheimer, S., Bartzokis, G., Hayashi, K. M., Thompson, P. M, Small, G. W., & Ercoli, L. M

Corollary and discrepancy-based approaches for examining the appropriateness of premorbid cognitive estimation in geriatric schizophrenia

International Journal of Neuroscience

Foley, J., Golden, C., Simco, E., Schneider, B., McCue, R & Shaw, L

Effects of cerebrovascular risk versus age upon cognitive functioning in HIV-1-infected patients

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Foley, J., Ettenhofer, M., Wright, M., Siddiqi, I., Mason, K., Myers, H., Singer, E., Castellon, S., & Hinkin, C

Functional consequences of HIV-1 infection

Neuropsychology review

Gorman, A., Foley, J., Ettenhofer, M., Hinkin, C. & van Gorp, W

IQ predicts neuropsychological performance in children

International Journal of Neuroscience

Foley, J., Garcia, J. Shaw, L., Golden, C

Longitudinal Changes in Medication Adherence among HIV+ Adults: Relationship with Neurocognition and Changes in Psychiatric Functioning

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Panos, S. E., Becker, B., Kim, M., Foley, J., Jang, J., Chung, J., Castellon, S., & Hinkin, C. H

Pattern of memory performance in HIV/AIDS when compared to psychiatric, neuropsychiatric, and normal control groups

International Journal of Neuroscience

Schiller, A., Foley, J., Burns, W., Sellers, A., & Golden, C

White matter integrity, age, and executive functioning: a diffusion tensor imaging study

The Clinical neuropsychologist

Foley, J., O’Neill, J., Siddarth, P., Bookheimer, S., Xu, A., Levitt, J., & Caplan, R

Classification of HIV-related cognitive decline and dementia differs by functional assessment method

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Foley, J., Wright, M. J., Jang, J., Gooding, A., Castellon, S. A., & Hinkin, C. H

Current HIV/AIDS Reports

Emerging Issues in the Neuropsychology of HIV-Infection

Foley, J., Ettenhofer, M., Wright, M., & Hinkin, C

Pattern of memory compromise in chronic geriatric schizophrenia, frontotemporal dementia, and normal geriatric controls

Acta Neuropsychiatrica

Foley, J., Golden, C., Simco, E., Schneider, B., McCue, R. & Shaw, L

Cognitive Impairment, Hippocampal Volume, and White Matter Integrity in CADASIL

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Patel, K., Correia, S., Foley, J., Schlicting, E., Zhang, S., Laidlaw, D., and Salloway, S

Examination of Premorbid Intellectual Estimation in Geriatric Schizophrenia and Frontotemporal Dementia

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Foley, J., Golden, C., Simco, E., Schneider, B., and McCue, R

Nature and pattern of memory decline in Schizophrenia versus Frontotemporal Dementia

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Foley, J., Golden, C., Simco, E., Schneider, B., and McCue, R

Processing speed in CADASIL: Relationship to cingulum versus callosal fibers

Poster presented at the 3rd annual conference of the International Society for Vascular Behavioral and Cognitive Disorders

Correia, S., Foley, J., Zhang, S., Laidlaw, D., Malloy, P. & Salloway, S

Can the MMPI-2 discriminate between mild-moderate TBI and other neurologic and psychiatric populations?

International Journal of Neuroscience

Foley, J., Garcia, J., Harris, K., Todd, M., and Golden, C

Effects of age and education on cognitive processes and executive function performance in older women

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Shaw, L., Foley, J., Figueroa, M., & Briker, L

Evidence for a subcortical pattern of neuropsychological deficits in HIV/AIDS patients

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Schiller, A., Foley, J., Burns, W., Golden, C., & Sellers, A

Gender discrepancies in processing speed across the lifespan

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Harvey, D., Foley, J., Proctor-Weber, Z, and Golden, C

Nature and extent of neuropsychological compromise in older seriously mentally ill populations

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Foley, J. and Golden, C

Using community outreach to promote integrative health care: A pilot study

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Foley, J., Levant, R., Kleiver, A., Calzada, P., House, T., Kuemmel, A. & Kelleher, B

Effects of Parkinson’s Disease on verbally mediated frontal lobe tasks

The Clinical neuropsychologist

Scott, A., Foley, J., Tireman, E., Levy, S., Todd, M. & Golden, C

Gender differences in verbal and visual memory on the WMS-III in an adult neuropsychiatric population

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Durkin, M., Fogle, M., Foley, J., Briker, L., Figueroa, M. & Golden, C

Neuropsychological impairment as a confound in the interpretation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Second Edition, Infrequency Scale

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Foley, J., Collins, M., Proctor-Weber, Z., and Golden, C

PsycCRITIQUES--Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

(2005). Reinterpretation of the MMPI-2: A new direction? [Review of the book The Clinical Interpretation of the MMPI-2: A Content Cluster Approach

Foley, J. & Golden, C

The Sensitivity and specificity of the WCST to detect executive dysfunction in adults

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Foley, J., Collins, M., Proctor-Weber, Z., and Golden, C

Clinical relationship of coping deficits to frontal lobe damage

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Foley, J., Collins, M., Sheehan, C., Rodriguez, K., Mohrland, M. & Golden, C

Cognitive decline in normal older adults and adults with serious mental illness

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Borosh, B., Foley, J., Kelly, K., Collins, M., Faraldo, L., Stack, M. & Golden, C

Independent Practitioner

Review of the Book Addressing Cultural Complexities in Clinical Practice: A Framework for Clinicians and Counselors

Foley, J