Andrew C. Dean, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Member, Center for Addictive Behaviors
Neuroscience GPB Home Area
Assistant Professor In-Residence, Brain Research Institute

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 760 Westwood PlazaBox 951759Los Angeles, CA 90095UNITED STATES


Andy C. Dean, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry. He is a board-certified (ABPP-CN) clinical neuropsychologist who investigates the neuropsychological consequences of substance use disorders. Dr. Dean is the recipient of a K23 career award which aims to relate cognitive decline in methamphetamine-dependent individuals to abnormalities in brain structure as assessed through structural MRI. He is the course master for the “Seminar in Addiction Psychiatry” (Psychiatry 434), a lecture course broadly covering the biological, genetic and psychosocial foundations of addiction. Dr. Dean also directs the Center for Addictive Behaviors (CAB) Neuropsychology Practicum which trains clinical psychology graduate students in the neuropsychological assessment of addictive disorders.


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.