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Vanessa Serrano, B.A.

Pronouns: Vanessa

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Behavioral Medicine

San Diego

Areas of Research

Biological and Neuropsychological Markers of Aging


Vanessa is interested in exploring the biological and neuropsychological markers of aging, as well as the contribution of social factors, in the context of HIV and substance use. She is also interested in how mobile technology may be leveraged to promote medication adherence among vulnerable populations.


David J. Moore, Ph.D., UC San Diego


  1. 2020-2025: Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grant, National Institutes of Health: T32, Training in Research on Addictions in Interdisciplinary NeuroAIDS (TRAIN). PD/PI: Robert K. Heaton