Dr. April Thames is an Associate Professor and Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Southern California. Dr. Thames directs USC’s Social Neuroscience in Health Psychology laboratory. She has led several projects funded by organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including an NIMH RO1 grant examining the impact of lifetime stress on racial disparities in cognitive aging among adults with and without HIV-infection. Publications from her lab have focused on the impact of health and social determinants on neurological and neurobehavioral outcomes. She has also been actively involved in studies that have examined psychosocial factors that obscure the validity of neuropsychological test performance among underrepresented ethnic/racial minority groups.