Roger C. McIntosh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology (2015)
Florida Atlantic University, 2012

Research Interests

I began at the University of Miami in 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow (NIMH-T32 MH018917) examining psychoneuroimmunological processes in HIV disease. My work examines a wide range of affective traits and states, (e.g., alexithymia, apathy, psychological distress), and their association with markers of hormonal, inflammatory-immune and cardio-metabolic dysfunction in HIV disease.

My current research initiatives, at the UM neuroimaging facility, focus on the structural and functional brain correlates of affect regulation, within the context of aging and HIV disease progression. I am particularly interested in the use of voxel-based morphology, tractography, spectroscopy and functional connectivity of frontal-striatal and limbic areas commonly implicated in the neuropathogenesis of HIV disease. Moreover, we will examine how these structural and functional changes may lead to downstream changes in autonomic, inflammatory-immune, psychological and cognitive functioning. Additionally, we are interested in plasticity of neural networks implicated in response to pharmacological, behavioral and mind-body interventions.

Job Openings

Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position Our research lab in the Health Division of the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami invites applicants interested in a Lab Manager/Research Assistant position beginning July 2015. For more information, please forward CV/resume and a formal statement of inquiry to .

Selected Publications

McIntosh, R., Tartar, J.L., Rosselli, M., Widamayer, S. Emotion Dysregualtion in Women with HIV: An ERP Study. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. (In press)

McIntosh, R., Hurwitz, B., Antoni, M., Schneiderman, N. The ABCs of Anger, Psychological Distress and HIV Disease Severity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine (In press)

McIntosh, R., Ironson, G., Antoni, M., Kumar, M., Fletcher, M., Schneiderman, N. (2013). Alexithymia is Linked to Neurocognitive, Psychological, Neuroendocrine, and Immune Dysfunction in Persons Living with HIV. Brain Behavior and Immunity

McIntosh, R., Seay, J., Antoni M., Duran, R., Schneiderman, N. (2013). Cognitive vulnerability for depression in HIV: A Moderated Mediation Model. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Tartar, J.L., McIntosh, R., Rosselli, M., Nash, A.J. (2013). HIV-positive females show blunted neurophysiological responses in an emotion-attention dual task paradigm" Clinical Neurophysiology.

Seay, J.S., McIntosh, R., Fekete, E.M., Fletcher, M.A., Kumar, M., Schneiderman, N. Antoni, M. (2013). Self-Reported Sleep Disturbance is associated with Lower CD4 Count and 24-Hour Urinary Dopamine Levels in Ethnic Minority Women Living with HIV. Psychoneuroendocrinology

Tartar, J.L., de Almeida, K.E., McIntosh, R., Rosselli, M., Nash, A.J. (2012). Emotionally negative pictures increase attention to an immediately subsequent auditory stimulus. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 83, 36-44.

McIntosh, R., & Rosselli, M. (2012). Stress and Coping in Women Living with HIV: A Meta-Analytic Review. AIDS and Behavior, 1-16.