James T. Becker, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Becker is a member of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Training Program.
Office Location:
Suite 830 Oxford Building
3501 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-624-0142
Fax: 412-383-1755
Email: beckerjt@upmc.edu


  • PhD - Johns Hopkins University, 1980

Research Interests

Human memory disorders, the neuroanatomical damage which produces human memory disorders

Awards and Honors

Editor, Neuropsychology, (American Psychological Association Journal)(2002-present)

Selected Publications

View Dr. Becker's publications on PubMed

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., Davis, S.W., Hayashi, K.M., Meltzer, C.C., Toga, A.W., Lopez, O.L., and Thompson, P.M., for the IMAGe Research Group. (2006). Three-Dimensional Patterns of Hippocampal Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Archives of Neurology, 63, 97-101. (Abstract-pdf)

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. (Abstract-pdf)

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. (Abstract-pdf)

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. (Abstract-pdf)