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Hall, S. A., Bell, R. P., Davis, S. W., Towe, S. L., Ikner, T. P., & Meade, C. S. (2021). Human immunodeficiency virus-related decreases in corpus callosal integrity and corresponding increases in functional connectivity. Human Brain Mapping, 1–15. 10. 1002/hbm.25592

Chen, N., Bell, R. P., & Meade, C. S. (2021). On the down-sampling of diffusion MRI data along the angular dimension. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 82, 104-110. 10.1016/j.mri.2021.06.012

Xu, Y., Towe, S. L., Causey, S. T., & Meade, C. S. (2021). Using mobile health technologies to test the association of cocaine use with sexual desire and risky sexual behaviors among people with and without HIV who use illicit stimulants. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 225, 108744. 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108744

Hall, S. A., Towe, S. L., Nadeem, M. T., Hobkirk, A. L., Hartley, B. W., Li, R., Huettel, S. A., & Meade, C. S. (2021). Hypoactivation in the precuneus and posterior cingulate cortex during ambiguous decision making in individuals with HIV. Journal of NeuroVirology, 27, 463-475. 10.1007/s13365-021-00981-1

Xu, Y., Towe, S. L., Causey, S. T., Dennis, P. A., & Meade, C. S. (2020). Effects of substance use on monetary delay discounting among people who use stimulants with and without HIV: An ecological momentary assessment study. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 10.1037/a0027384

Bell, R.P. Towe, S.L., Lalee, Z., Huettel, S.A., & Meade, C.S. (2020). Neural sensitivity to risk in adults with co-occurring HIV infection and cocaine use disorder. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. 10.3758/s13415-020-00806-4

Towe, S. L., Hartsock, J. T., Xu, Y., & Meade, C. S. (2020). Web-based cognitive training to improve working memory in persons with co-occurring HIV infection and cocaine use disorder: outcomes from a randomized controlled trial. AIDS and Behavior. 10.1007/s10461-020-02993-0 

Towe, S. L., Sullivan, C. A., McKellar, M. S., & Meade, C. S. (2020). Examining the potential of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in a community sample of persons who use stimulants living in the southern United States. AIDS and Behavior. 10.1007/s10461-020-02987-y

Hall, S. A., Lalee, Z., Bell, R. P., Towe, S. L. & Meade, C. S. (2020). Synergistic effects of HIV and marijuana use on functional brain network organization. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2020.110040

Towe, S. L., Meade, C. S., Cloak, C. C., Bell, R. P., Baptiste, J., & Chang, L. (2020). Reciprocal influences of HIV and cannabinoids on the brain and cognitive function. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. 10.1007/s11481-020-09921-y

Meade, C. S., Towe, S. L., Xu, Y., & Rainer, C. (2020). HIV prevalence and associated risks in a respondent-driven sample of illicit stimulant users in a Southern United States city. AIDS and Behavior, 24, 2336–2346. 10.1007/s10461-020-02793-6

Meade, C. S., Bell, R. P., Towe, S. L., & Hall, S. A. (2020). Cocaine-related alterations in fronto-parietal gray matter volume correlate with trait and behavioral impulsivity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 206, 107757. 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107757

Meade, C. S., Bell, R. P., Towe, S. L., Chen, N. K., Hobkirk, A. L., & Huettel, S. A. (2019). Synergistic effects of marijuana abuse and HIV infection on neural activation during a cognitive interference task. Addiction Biology, 24, 1235–1244. 10.1111/adb.12678

Hobkirk, A. L., Bell, R. P., Utevsky, A. V., Huettel, S., & Meade, C. S. (2019). Reward and executive control network resting-state functional connectivity is associated with impulsivity during reward-based decision making for cocaine users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 194, 32–39. 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.09.013

Skalski, L. M., Martin, B., & Meade, C. S. (2019). Sexual orientation, religious coping, and drug use in a sample of HIV-infected African-American men living in the Southern USA. Journal of Religion and Health, 58, 1368–1381. 10.1007/s10943-019-00791-0

Meade, C. S., Addicott, M., Hobkirk, A. L., Towe, S. L., Chen, N. K., Sridharan, S., & Huettel, S. A. (2018). Cocaine and HIV are independently associated with neural activation in response to gain and loss valuation during economic risky choice. Addiction Biology, 23, 796–809. 10.1111/adb.12529

Skalski, L. M., Towe, S. L., Sikkema, K. J., & Meade, C. S. (2018). Memory impairment in HIV-infected individuals with early and late initiation of regular marijuana use. AIDS and Behavior, 22, 1596–1605. 10.1007/s10461-017-1898-z

Towe, S. L., Horton, O. E., Martin, B., & Meade, C. S. (2018). A comparison of motivations for marijuana use in HIV-positive and HIV-negative adults. AIDS and Behavior, 22, 2807–2814. 10.1007/s10461-018-2123-4

Bell, R. P., Barnes, L. L., Towe, S. L., Chen, N. K., Song, A. W., & Meade, C. S. (2018). Structural connectome differences in HIV infection: brain network segregation associated with nadir CD4 cell count. Journal of Neurovirology, 24, 454–463. 10.1007/s13365-018-0634-4

Khatiwoda, P., Proeschold-Bell, R. J., Meade, C. S., Park, L. P., & Proescholdbell, S. (2018). Facilitators and barriers to naloxone kit use among opioid-dependent patients enrolled in medication assisted therapy clinics in North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal, 79, 149–155. 10.18043/ncm.79.3.149

Berg, M. K., Hobkirk, A. L., Joska, J. A., & Meade, C. S. (2017). The role of substance use coping in the relation between childhood sexual abuse and depression among methamphetamine users in South Africa. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9, 493-499. 10.1037/tra0000207

Lion, R. R., Watt, M. H., Wechsberg, W. M., & Meade, C. S. (2017). Gender and sex trading among active methamphetamine users in Cape Town, South Africa. Substance Use and Misuse, 12, 773-784. 10.1080/10826084.2016.1264964

Meade, C. S., Hobkirk, A. L., Towe, S. L., Chen, N. K., & Huettel, S. A. (2017). Cocaine dependence modulates the effect of HIV infection on brain activation during decision making. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 178, 443-451. 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.05.043

Hobkirk, A.L., Towe, S.L., Patel, P., & Meade, C.S. (2017). Food insecurity is associated with cognitive deficits among HIV-positive, but not HIV-negative, individuals in a United States sample. AIDS and Behavior, 21, 783-791. 10.1007/s10461-016-1514-7

Skalski, L.M., Towe, S.L., Sikkema, K.J., & Meade, C.S. (2017). The impact of marijuana use on memory in HIV-infected patients: a comprehensive review of the HIV and marijuana literatures. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 9, 126-141.  10.2174/1874473709666160502124503

Meade, C.S., Hobkirk, A.L., Towe, S.L., Chen, N.-K., Bell, R.P., & Huettel, S.A. (2017). Cocaine dependence modulates the effect of HIV infection on brain activation during intertemporal decision making. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 178, 443-451. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.05.043

Towe, S.L., Patel, P., & Meade, C.S. (2017). The acceptability and potential utility of cognitive training to improve working memory in persons living with HIV: a preliminary randomized trails. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 28, 633-643. 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.02.088

Cordero, D.M., Towe, S. L., CHen N. -k., Robertson, K.R., Madden, D.J., Huettel, S.A., & Meade, C.S. (2017). Cocaine dependence does not contribute substantially to white matter abnormalities in HIV infection. Journal of NeuroVirology, 23, 441-450. 10.1007/s13365-017-0512-5

Watt, M. H., Guidera, K. E., Hobkirk, A. L., Skinner, D., & Meade, C. S. (2017). Intimate partner violence among men and women who use methamphetamine: a mixed-methods study in South Africa. Drug and Alcohol Review36, 97–106. 10.1111/dar.12420

Yechoor, N., Towe, S. L., Robertson, K. R., Westreich, D., Nakasuja, N., & Meade, C.S. (2016). Utility of a brief computerized battery to assess HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment in a resource-limited setting. Journal of NeuroVirology, 22,  808-815. 10.1007/s13365-016-0456-1

Meade, C. S., Cordero, D.M., Hobkirk, A.L., Metra, B. M., Chen, N. -K., & Huettel, S.A. (2016). Compensatory activation in fronto-parietal cortices among HIV-infected persons during a monetary decision-making task. Human Brain Mapping, 37, 2455-2457. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23185

Meade, C.S., Lion, R.R., Cordero, D.M., Watt, M.H., Joska, J.A., Gouse, H., & Burnhams, W. (2016). HIV risk behavior among methamphetamine users entering substance abuse treatment in Cape Town. AIDS and Behavior, 10, 2387-2397. 10.1007/s10461-016-1333-x

Towe, S. L., Hobkirk, A. L., Ye, D. G., & Meade, C. S. (2015). Adaptation of the Monetary Choice Questionnaire to accommodate extreme monetary discounting in cocaine users. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 1048-1055.  10.1037/adb0000101

Watt, M. H., Kimani, S. M., Skinner, D., & Meade, C. S. (2016). “Nothing Is Free”: A Qualitative Study of Sex Trading Among Methamphetamine Users in Cape Town, South Africa. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 10.1007/s10508-014-0418-8

Meade, C. S., Towe, S. L., Skalski, L. M., & Robertson, K. R. (2015). Independent effects of HIV infection and cocaine dependence on neurocognitive impairment in a community sample living in the southern United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 149, 128-135.  10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.01.034

Gouse, H., Joska, J.A., Lion, R.R., Watt, M.H., Burnhams, W., Carrico, A.W., & Meade, C.S. (2016). HIV sero-prevalence among methamphetamine users seeking substance abuse treatment in Cape Town. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35, 580-583. 10.1111/dar.12371

Meade, C.S., Towe, S.L., Watt, M.H., Hobkirk, A., Skinner, D., Myers, B., Kimani, S.M., & Pieterse, D. (2015). HIV testing behaviors and attitudes among community recruited methamphetamine users in a South African township. AIDS and Behavior, 19, 186-191. 10.1007/s10461-014-0795-y

Hobkirk, A.L., Towe, S.L., Lion, R.R., & Meade, C.S. (2015). Primary and secondary HIV prevention among persons with severe mental illness: recent findings. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 12, 406-412. 10.1007/s11904-015-0294-4

Meade, C. S., Towe, S. L., Watt, M. H., Lion, R. R., Myers, B., Skinner, D., Kimani, S. & Pieterse, D. (2015). Addiction and treatment experiences among active methamphetamine users recruited from a township community in Cape Town, South Africa: A mixed-methods study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.04.016

Towe, S.T., Hobkirk, A.L., Ye, D.G., & Meade, C.S. (2015). Adaptation of the Monetary Choice Questionnaire to accommodate extreme monetary discounting in cocaine users. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 1048-1055. 10.1037/adb0000101

Hobkirk, A.L., Watt, M.H., Myers, B., Skinner, D., & Meade, C.S. (2016). A qualitative study of methamphetamine initiation in Cape Town, South Africa. International Journal of Drug Policy, 30, 99-106. 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.10.006

Watt, M.H., Myers, B., Towe, S.L., & Meade, C.S. (2015). The mental health experiences and needs of methamphetamine users in Cape Town: A mixed methods study. South African Medical Journal, 105, 685-688. 10.7196/samjnew.7910

Kimani, S.M., Watt, M.H., Merli, M.G., Skinner, D., Myers, B., Pieterse, D., MacFarlane, J.C., & Meade, C.S. (2014). Respondent driven sampling is an effective method for engaging methamphetamine users in HIV prevention research in South Africa. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 143, 134-140. 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.07.018

Hobkirk, A.L., Watt, M.H., Green, K.T., Beckham, J.C., Skinner, D., & Meade, C.S. (2015). Mediators of interpersonal violence and drug addiction severity among methamphetamine users in Cape Town, South Africa. Addictive Behaviors, 42, 167-171. 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.030


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