Andrew C. Dean

Mailing Address:
760 Westwood Plaza
Box 951759
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Brain Research Institute
Member, Center for Addictive Behaviors, Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Andrew (Andy) C. Dean, Ph.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry. He is a licensed psychologist, board-certified (ABPP-CN) clinical neuropsychologist, and is credentialed by the state of California as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). Dr. Dean conducts assessments and treats individuals with a variety of psychiatric and neuropsychological conditions. He has worked at UCLA since 2007 where he has conducted grant-funded research on the relationship between cognition, brain function and drug use. He also trains doctoral students in psychological and neuropsychological assessment.


A selected list of publications:

Dean Andy C, Kohno Milky, Morales Angelica M, Ghahremani Dara G, London Edythe D   Denial in methamphetamine users: Associations with cognition and functional connectivity in brain Drug and alcohol dependence, 2015; 151: 84-91.
Ballard Michael E, Mandelkern Mark A, Monterosso John R, Hsu Eustace, Robertson Chelsea L, Ishibashi Kenji, Dean Andy C, London Edythe D   Low Dopamine D2/D3 Receptor Availability is Associated with Steep Discounting of Delayed Rewards in Methamphetamine Dependence The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology / official scientific journal of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP), 2015; 18(7): pyu119.
Ballard Michael E, Dean Andy C, Mandelkern Mark A, London Edythe D   Striatal Dopamine D2/D3 Receptor Availability Is Associated with Executive Function in Healthy Controls but Not Methamphetamine Users PloS one, 2015; 10(12): e0143510.
Dean Andy C, Kohno Milky, Hellemann Gerhard, London Edythe D   Childhood maltreatment and amygdala connectivity in methamphetamine dependence: a pilot study Brain and behavior, 2014; 4(6): 867-76.
Sayegh Philip, Arentoft Alyssa, Thaler Nicholas S, Dean Andy C, Thames April D   Quality of education predicts performance on the Wide Range Achievement Test-4th Edition Word Reading subtest Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, 2014; 29(8): 731-6.
Dean Andy C, Groman Stephanie M, Morales Angelica M, London Edythe D   An evaluation of the evidence that methamphetamine abuse causes cognitive decline in humans Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2013; 38(2): 259-74.
Dean Andy C, Altstein Lily L, Berman Mitchell E, Constans Joseph I, Sugar Catherine A, McCloskey Michael S   Secondary Psychopathy, but not Primary Psychopathy, is Associated with Risky Decision-Making in Noninstitutionalized Young Adults Personality and individual differences, 2013; 54(2): 272-277.
Dean Andy C, Hellemann Gerhard, Sugar Catherine A, London Edythe D   Educational attainment is not a good proxy for cognitive function in methamphetamine dependence Drug and alcohol dependence, 2012; 123(1-3): 249-54.
Payer Doris E, Dean Andy C, Boileau Isabelle   What matters in measuring methamphetamine-related cognitive impairments: 'abnormality detection' versus 'everyday import'? Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2012; 37(5): 1081-2.
Dean Andy C, Sevak Rajkumar J, Monterosso John R, Hellemann Gerhard, Sugar Catherine A, London Edythe D   Acute modafinil effects on attention and inhibitory control in methamphetamine-dependent humans Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 2011; 72(6): 943-53.
Dean Andy C, Sugar Catherine A, Hellemann Gerhard, London Edythe D   Is all risk bad? Young adult cigarette smokers fail to take adaptive risk in a laboratory decision-making test Psychopharmacology, 2011; 215(4): 801-11.
Simon Sara L, Dean Andy C, Cordova Xochitl, Monterosso John R, London Edythe D   Methamphetamine dependence and neuropsychological functioning: evaluating change during early abstinence Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 2010; 71(3): 335-44.
Tobias Marc C, O'Neill Joseph, Hudkins Matthew, Bartzokis George, Dean Andrew C, London Edythe D   White-matter abnormalities in brain during early abstinence from methamphetamine abuse Psychopharmacology, 2010; 209(1): 13-24.
Dean Andy C, London Edythe D, Sugar Catherine A, Kitchen Christina M R, Swanson Aimee-Noelle, Heinzerling Keith G, Kalechstein Ari D, Shoptaw Steven   Predicting adherence to treatment for methamphetamine dependence from neuropsychological and drug use variables Drug and alcohol dependence, 2009; 105(1-2): 48-55.
Dean Andy C, Victor Tara L, Boone Kyle B, Philpott Linda M, Hess Ryan A   Dementia and effort test performance The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2009; 23(1): 133-52.
Dean Andy C, Boone Kyle B, Kim Michelle S, Curiel Ashley R, Martin David J, Victor Tara L, Zeller Michelle A, Lang Yoshado K   Examination of the impact of ethnicity on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) Fake Bad Scale The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2008; 22(6): 1054-60.
Dean Andy C, Victor Tara L, Boone Kyle B, Arnold Ginger   The relationship of IQ to effort test performance The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2008; 22(4): 705-22.
Arnold Ginger, Boone Kyle Brauer, Lu Po, Dean Andy, Wen Johnny, Nitch Steve, McPherson Susan   Sensitivity and specificity of finger tapping test scores for the detection of suspect effort The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2005; 19(1): 105-20.