Andrea Spadoni-TownsendX250
Contact Information:
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161 (151-B)


Dr. Spadoni earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology, from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. After completing her APA Division 40 approved predoctoral internship at the New Mexico VA Healthcare System and the University of New Mexico, she returned to UCSD as a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Alan Simmons (CESAMH Neuroscience Research Investigator) and Dr. Susan Tapert (Psychology Service Chief at VA San Diego Healthcare System; VASDHS). Dr. Spadoni is currently a Research Health Science Specialist at the VASDHS and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD.

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. Spadoni uses functional neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural mechanisms driving the development and maintenance of comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorders and their empirically supported treatments. She is also interested in the direct and interactive effects of affective disorders and substance abuse on neurocognition and affective processing.

To participate in current research studies, please visit VASDHS and  VMRF.

Selected Publications