Scott M. Hayes, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

PhD, University of Arizona
MA, University of Arizona

Dr. Hayes is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, the Associate Director of the Neuroimaging Research for Veterans Center at VA Boston Healthcare System, and a core faculty member of the BU Memory Disorders Research Center. Dr. Hayes graduated from Skidmore College (Biology, Psychology) and completed his doctoral work in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Arizona. He completed an NRSA-funded cognitive neuroscience-clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University and the Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Duke University Medical Center. His research interests include the examination of the neural correlates of human memory, studying age-related cognitive and neural-decline, and identification of factors (physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, etc) that mitigate cognitive and neural decline. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Hayes clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of age-related neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, microvascular disease, and frontotemporal dementia, as well as amnesia.

VA Boston Healthcare System

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

2017-2017 Boston University School of Medicine: Spivack Emerging Leaders in Neurosciences
2010-2010 Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society: Laird Cermak Award
2007-2009 National Institute on Aging (NIA): Postdoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
2004-2004 Organization of Human Brain Mapping: Graduate Student Travel Award
2004-2004 The Vivian Smith Advanced Studies Institute of the International Neuropsychological Society: Fellow, Summer Institute: The Human Frontal Lobes
2003-2003 The Vivian Smith Advanced Studies Institute of the International Neuropsychological Society : Fellow, Summer Institute: Medial Temporal Lobes and Amnesia

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  1. Whitworth JW, Hayes SM, Andrews RJ, Fonda JR, Beck BM, Hanlon LB, Fortier CB, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Associated With Better Cardiometabolic Health and Lower PTSD Severity in Post-9/11 Veterans. Mil Med. 2020 06 08; 185(5-6):e592-e596.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32060558
  2. Prieto S, Valerio KE, Moody JN, Hayes SM, Hayes JP. Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease Moderates the Association Between Medial Temporal Lobe Volume and Episodic Memory Performance Among Older Adults. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020; 76(2):591-600. PMID: 32538837
  3. Hayes JP, Moody JN, Roca JG, Hayes SM. Body mass index is associated with smaller medial temporal lobe volume in those at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Neuroimage Clin. 2020; 25:102156. PMID: 31927127
  4. Palombo DJ, Hayes SM, Reid AG, Verfaellie M. Hippocampal contributions to value-based learning: Converging evidence from fMRI and amnesia. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2019 06; 19(3):523-536.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30767129
  5. Hegberg NJ, Hayes JP, Hayes SM. Exercise Intervention in PTSD: A Narrative Review and Rationale for Implementation. Front Psychiatry. 2019; 10:133.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30949075
  6. Sullivan DR, Marx B, Chen MS, Depue BE, Hayes SM, Hayes JP. Behavioral and neural correlates of memory suppression in PTSD. J Psychiatr Res. 2019 05; 112:30-37.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30844595
  7. Palombo DJ, Hayes SM, Peterson KM, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to Episodic Future Thinking: Scene Construction or Future Projection? Cereb Cortex. 2018 02 01; 28(2):447-458.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27913433
  8. Hayes JP, Hayes S, Miller DR, Lafleche G, Logue MW, Verfaellie M. Automated measurement of hippocampal subfields in PTSD: Evidence for smaller dentate gyrus volume. J Psychiatr Res. 2017 Dec; 95:247-252.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28923718
  9. Hayes JP, Reagan A, Logue MW, Hayes SM, Sadeh N, Miller DR, Verfaellie M, Wolf EJ, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Stone A, Schichman SA, Miller MW. BDNF genotype is associated with hippocampal volume in mild traumatic brain injury. Genes Brain Behav. 2018 02; 17(2):107-117.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28755387
  10. Hayes JP, Logue MW, Reagan A, Salat D, Wolf EJ, Sadeh N, Spielberg JM, Sperbeck E, Hayes SM, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Verfaellie M, Stone A, Schichman SA, Miller MW. COMT Val158Met polymorphism moderates the association between PTSD symptom severity and hippocampal volume. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2017 Mar; 42(2):95-102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28234210
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