James Becker, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Education & Training

  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

Neural effects of aging and Alzheimers; fMRI; MEG.

Accepting Graduate Students


Representative Publications

Ravizza, S.M., Delgado, M.R., Chein, J.M., Becker, J.T., & Fiez, J.A. (2004). Functional dissociations within the inferior parietal cortex iin verbal working memory. NeuroImage, 22, 562-73.

Thompson, P.M., Dutton, R.A., Hayashi, K.M., Toga, A.W., Lopez, O.L., Aizenstein, H.J., and Becker, J.T. (2005). Thinning of the cerebral cortex visualized in HIV/AIDS reflects CD4+ T lymphocyte decline. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 102(43), 15647-52.

Becker, J.T., Aizenstein, H., Butters, M.A. (in press). Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Findings in Normal and Pathological Aging. In Geriatric Neuropsychology: Fundamentals for Practice. Bush S.S. and Martin T.A.(Eds.) New York: Psychology Press.

Becker, J.T., Lopez, O.L., Dew, M.A., & Aizenstein, H.J. (2004). Prevalence of cognitive disorders differs as a function of age in Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection. AIDS, 18:S11-S18.

Erickson, KI, Raji, C, Lopez, O, Becker, JT, Rosano, C, Newman, AB, Gach, HM, Thompson, PM, Ho, AJ, Kuller, LH. (2010). Physical activity predicts gray matter volume in late adulthood: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Neurology. 75: 1415-22.

Erickson, KI, Barr, LL, Weinstein, AM, Banducci, SE, Akl, SL, Santo, NM, Leckie, RL, Oakley, M, Saxton, J, Aizenstein, HJ, Becker, JT, Lopez, OL. (in press). Measuring physical activity with accelerometry in a community sample with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatic Society.

Accepting Graduate Students