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*Gonzales, M.M., Tarumi, T., Kaur, S., Nualnim, N., Fallow, B.A., Pyron, M., Tanaka, H., Haley, A.P. (2012) Aerobic Fitness & The Brain: Increased N-Acetyl-Aspartate and choline concentrations in endurance-trained middle-aged adults. Brain Topography. Aug 28. Epub ahead of print.

*Gonzales, M.M., Tarumi, T., Eagan, D.E., Tanaka, H., Vaghasia, M., Haley, A.P. (2012)  Indirect effects of elevated Body Mass Index on memory performance through altered cerebral metabolite concentrations. Psychosomatic Medicine, Sep;74(7):691-698.

Sweet, L.H., Hassenstab, J.J., McCaffery, J.M., Raynor, H.A., Bond, D.S., Demos, K.E., Haley, AP, Cohen, R.A., Del Parigi, A., Wing, R.R.  (2012). Brain response to food stimulation in obese, normal weight, and successful weight loss maintainers. Obesity, May 9. Epub ahead of print.

Haley, A.P., Gonzales, M.M., Tarumi, T., Tanaka, H. (2012). Subclinical vascular disease and cerebral glutamate elevation in Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Brain Disease, May 3. Epub ahead of print.

Eagan, D., Gonzales, M.M., Tarumi, T., Tanaka, H., Stautberg, S., Haley, A.P. (2012). Elevated serum C-reactive protein relates to increased cerebral myo-Inositol levels in middle-aged adults. Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology, Feb 22. Epub ahead of print.

Hassenstab, J.J., Sweet, L.H., Del Parigi, A., McCaffery, J.M., Haley, A.P., Demos, K.E., Cohen, R.A., Wing, R.R. (2012) Cortical thickness of the cognitive control network in obesity and successful weight loss maintenance: A preliminary MRI study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 202(1):77-79.


Haley, A.P., Eagan, D.E., Gonzales, M.M., Biney, F.O., Cooper, R.A. (2011) fMRI of working memory reveals frontal hypoactivation in middle-aged adults with cognitive complaints. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Sep;17(5):915-24.

Haley, A.P. (2011) Subclinical atherosclerosis and neuronal integrity in midlife. International Atherosclerosis Society [On-line].

Hoth, K.F., Gonzales, M.M., Tarumi, T., Miles, S.C., Tanaka, H., Haley, A.P. (2011) fMRI evidence of altered functional activation in Metabolic Syndrome. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 32(3):541-547.

Gonzales MM, Tarumi T, Eagan D, Tanaka H, Biney, F.O., Haley AP. (2011) Current serum lipoprotein levels and fMRI Response to working memory in midlife. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 31(4):259-267.

Tarumi, T., Shah, F., Tanaka, H., Haley, A.P. Association between central artery stiffness and cerebral perfusion in deep subcortical gray and white matter. American Journal of Hypertension, 24(10):1108-13.

Haley, A.P. and Knight-Scott, J. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS): A practical guide for the clinical neuroscientist. In Brain Imaging in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience, Cohen, R.A. & Sweet, L.H. Eds., New York, NY: Springer.


Haley, A.P., Gonzales, M.M., Tarumi, T., Miles, S., Goudarzi, K., Tanaka, H.  (2010) Elevated cerebral glutamate and myo-inositol levels in cognitively normal middle-aged adults with Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Brain Disease, 25(4), 397-405.

Gonzales, M.M., Tarumi, T., Tanaka, H., Sugawara, J., Swann-Sternberg, T., Goudarzi, K., Haley, A.P. (2010) Functional imaging of working memory and peripheral endothelial function in middle-aged adults. Brain and Cognition, 73, 146-151.

Haley, A.P., Tarumi, T., Gonzales, M.M., Sugawara, J., Tanaka, H. (2010) Subclinical atherosclerosis is related to lower neuronal integrity in middle-aged adults: a 1H MRS study. Brain Research, 1344, 54-61.

Gonzales, M.M., Tarumi, T., Miles, S., Tanaka, H., Shah, F., Haley A.P.  (2010) Insulin sensitivity as a mediator of the relationship between body mass index and working memory-related brain activation.  Obesity. 18, 2131-2137.


Cohen, R.A., Poppas, A., Forman, D.E., Hoth, K.F., Haley, A.P., Gunstad, J., Jefferson, A.L., Tate, D.F., Paul, R.H., Sweet, L.H., Ono, M., Jerskey, B., Gerhard-Herman, M. (2009) Vascular and cognitive functions associates with cardiovascular disease in the elderly. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 31(1), 96-110.

Jerskey, B.A., Cohen, R.A., Jefferson, A.L., Hoth, K.F., Haley, A.P., Gunstad, J.J., Forman, D.E., Sweet, L.H., Poppas, A. (2009) Sustained attention is associated with systemic reduction of blood flow. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15(1), 137-141.

Stanek, K.M., Gunstad, J., Paul, R.H., Poppas, A., Jefferson, A.L., Sweet, L.H., Hoth, K.F., Haley, A., Forman, D.E., Cohen, R.A. (2009) Longitudinal cognitive test performance in older adults with cardiovascular disease: Evidence for improvement in heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 24(3), 192-197.

Sweet, L.H., Haley, A.P., Cohen, R.A. Functional Neuroimaging in Cardiovascular Disease.  In Heart Disease and the Brain, Cohen, R.A. & Gunstad, J. Eds., Oxford University Press.

Gunstad, J., Keary, T., Poppas, A., Paul, R., Jefferson, A.L., Sweet, L., Hoth, K., Haley, A., Forman, D., Cohen, R. (2009) Blood pressure and cognitive function in older adults with cardiovascular disease. International Journal of Neuroscience, 119, 2228-2242.

Haley, A.P., Hoth, K.F., Gunstad, J, Paul, R.H., Jefferson, Tate, D.T., Ono, M., Jerskey, B.A., Poppas, A., Sweet, L.H., Cohen, R.A. (2009) Subjective cognitive complaints relate to white matter hyperintensities and future cognitive decline in patients with cardiovascular disease. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17(11), 976-985.

McCaffery, J.M., Haley, A.P., Sweet, L.H., Phelan, S., Raynor, H.A., Del Parigi, A., Cohen, R., Wing, R.R. (2009) Differential fMRI response to food pictures among successful weight loss maintainers relative to normal weight and obese controls. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90(4), 928-934.

Irani, F., Sweet, L., Haley, A., Gunstad, J., Jerskey, B., Mulligan, R.C., Jefferson, A., Poppas, A., Cohen, R. (2009) An fMRI study of verbal working memory, cardiac output, and ejection fraction in elderly patients with cardiovascular disease. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 3, 350-357.


Forman, D.E., Cohen, R.A., Hoth, K.F., Haley, A.P., Poppas, A., Moser, D.J., Gunstad, J., Paul, R.H., Jefferson, A.L., Tate, D.F., Ono, M., Wake, N., Gerhard-Herman, M. (2008) Vascular health and cognitive function in older adults with cardiovascular disease. Artery Research, 2(1), 35-43.

Haley, A.P. (2008) Atherosclerosis and cognitive function. International Atherosclerosis Society [On-line].

Sweet, L.H., Paskavitz, J.F., Haley, A.P., Gunstad, J.J., Mulligan, R., Nyalakanti, P.K., Cohen, R.A. (2008) Imaging phonological similarity effects on verbal working memory.  Neuropsychologia, 46, 1114-1123.

Hoth, K.F., Haley, A.P., Gunstad, J., Paul, R.H., Poppas, A., Jefferson, A.L., Tate, D.F., Ono, M., Jerskey, B.A., Cohen, R.A. (2008) Elevated C - reactive protein is related to cognitive decline in older adults with cardiovascular disease. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 56, 1898-1903.

Haley, A.P., Gunstad, J., Cohen, R.A., Jerskey, B.A., Mullingan, R., Sweet, L.H.  (2008) Neural correlates of visuospatial working memory in healthy young adults at risk for hypertension. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 2, 192-199.


Hoth, K.F., Tate, D.F., Poppas, A., Forman, D.E., Gunstad, J., Moser, D.J., Paul, R.H., Jefferson, A.L., Haley, A.P., Cohen, R.A.  (2007) Endothelial function and white matter hyperintensities in older adults with cardiovascular disease.  Stroke, 38, 308-312.

Haley, A.P., Forman, D.E., Poppas, A., Hoth, K.F., Gunstad, J., Jefferson, A.J., Paul, R.H., Sweet, L.H., Cohen, R.A.  (2007) Carotid artery intima-media thickness and cognition in cardiovascular disease.  International Journal of Cardiology, 121, 148-151.

Haley, A.P., Sweet, L.H., Gunstad, J., Forman, D.E., Poppas, A., Paul, R.H., Cohen, R.A.  (2007) Atherosclerosis and verbal working memory in patients with cardiovascular disease: an fMRI study. Journal of Neuroimaging, 17, 227-233.

Updated 19 March 2013
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