Win Gongvatana, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior(research)
Psychiatry and Human Behavior
BiographyWin Gongvatana, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital.
He received a B.Eng. in industrial engineering from Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand; and an M.A. in psychology from New York University. He subsequently received a PhD in clinical neuropsychology from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego joint doctoral program in clinical psychology. He completed his predoctoral internship at Emory University School of Medicine, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium.
Gongvatana's primary research interest involves the use of state-of-the-art neuroimaging methods to examine brain dysfunction associated with HIV infection, alcoholism, and other comorbid conditions. He is currently funded by NIAAA for a study on the impact of heavy alcohol use on HIV-associated brain dysfunction, specifically using diffusion and functional MRI to examine structural connectivity between brain regions and the impact of compromised connectivity on brain responses during cognitive tasks.