Jason DeFelice, B.S.

Jason DeFeliceBiography

Jason DeFelice is a doctoral student in the neuropsychology track of UF’s Department of Clinical and Health Psychology . He graduated from Bates College in 2017 with a  B.S.  in Neuroscience. During his undergraduate career, Jason worked in a neuropsychology lab researching reward responsiveness, basal dopamine levels, and social hedonic capacity. Following graduation, Jason worked as a biomedical research assistant on a number of clinical trials focused on HIV prevention and treatment at Fenway Health in Boston, MA. Jason later worked as a clinical research coordinator in the Department of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He joined the UF CHP program in 2020, under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Porges. Jason also works with Dr. Ronald Cohen in the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory (CAM) and Dr. Robert Cook in the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC).

Research Focus

Jason is broadly interested in using neurocognitive assessments and neuroimaging modalities to study associations between cognitive decline and substance use in HIV+ older adults.


Johnson, J., Anderson, D., Li, J. F., Tino, A. S., Politch, J., Lipscomb, J., DeFelice, J., Gelman, M., & Mayer, K. (2019). HIV particles expressed in semen under INSTI-based suppressive therapy are largely myeloid cell-derived and exhibit widely diverse genotypes. Journal of Virus Eradication5, 42-43.

Professional Memberships

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)

Honors and Awards

Bates College Dean’s List (2014-2017)

Bates College Dana Scholar (2013-2017)

Bates College Key (2017)

Harward Center Award for Outstanding Community Volunteerism and Student Leadership (2017)