Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Derin J Cobia, PhD

Derin J Cobia, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



Abbott Hall Suite 1316
710 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611

d-cobia( at )

Education and Certification

PhD: Saint Louis University, Clinical Psychology (2008)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine, Neuropsychology (2010)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine, Neuroscience (2011)


Description of Interests

Dr. Cobia is a neuropsychologist and neuroscientist with particular interest in utilizing neuroimaging techniques to study how changes in brain structure influence cognition and behavior. He is the member of a laboratory focused on the development and implementation of computational anatomy tools in studying neuropsychatric diseases, particularly schizophrenia. Dr. Cobia’s interests are in the clinical and biological heterogeneity that exists in schizophrenia by taking a cognitive neuroscience perspective. His work has involved linking cognitive and neurobiological characteristics to important clinical dimensions (e.g., negative symptoms) of the illness. As a clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Cobia evaluates the cognitive functioning of individuals with various brain injuries and illnesses, including adult ADHD, autoimmune disorders, hepatic encephalopathy, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, tumors, as well as the influence of psychiatric illness on cognition.

Interests (Keywords)

Alzheimer's Disease; Brain Injury; Dementia; Neuropsychology; Neuroscience; Psychology; Radiology; Schizophrenia

Research and Publications

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