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Derin Cobia

Associate Professor
Psychology, Psychology

Continuing Education
Provo, UT 84602


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.

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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 of the illness.

Teaching Interests

Behavioral Neurobiology, Principles of Neuroimaging, Neuropsychology, Neuroanatomy, History of Psychology, Graduate School Preparation


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cognitive Neuroscience , Psychiatry, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology , Mesulam Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (2010)
  • Internship, Clinical Psychology , Neuropsychology, West Virginia University School of Medicine (2008)
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology , Neuropsychology, St. Louis University (2008)
  • MS, Clinical Psychology , Neuropsychology, St. Louis University (2006)
  • BS, Psychology , Hebrew, Brigham Young University (2003)

Licenses and Certifications

  • State of Illinois, Clinical Psychologist (2011 - 2018)

Honors and Awards

  • Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health (2015 - 2017)
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (2014 - 2017)


  • Schizophrenia International Research Society (2018 - Present)
  • Society for Biological Psychiatry (2014 - Present)
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (2011 - Present)
  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2010 - Present)
  • American Psychological Association - Division 40 (2008 - Present)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (2002 - Present)

Courses Taught