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Derin Cobia, Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology



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.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, 2010
  • Internship, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2008
  • PhD, St. Louis University, 2008
  • MS, St. Louis University, 2006
  • BS, Brigham Young University, 2003

Research Interests

Dr. Cobia's laboratory is focused on the implementation of computational anatomy tools to study neuropsychiatric diseases, particularly schizophrenia. His 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. Dr. Cobia also conducts research in a rare language-based dementia known as Primary Progressive Aphasia


  • Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
  • University of Michigan Training Course in fMRI, University of Michigan - NIH, 2013
  • International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias Trainee Travel Award, Association for Frontotemporal Dementias, 2010
  • St. Louis University Severin Endowed Fund, St. Louis University, 2007

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • American Psychological Association - Division 40
  • International Neuropsychological Society