Faculty Profile Search


Feinberg School > Search Faculty Profiles > Derin J Cobia Profile

Derin J Cobia

Derin J Cobia, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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

Affiliated Centers

Research Collaborators

Learn more about Derin Cobia's research collaboration network


Alzheimer's Disease; Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); Autoimmune Disorders; Brain Injury; Cerebrovascular Disease; Dementia; Metabolic Disorders; Neuropsychology; Neuroscience; Psychology; Radiology; Schizophrenia; Seizure Disorders; Traumatic Brain Injury

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.

Professional Education

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

Most Recent Publications

Cobia DJ, Smith MJ, Wang L, Csernansky JG.
Schizophrenia Research. 2012 Aug;139(1-3):1-6.doi:10.1016/j.schres.2012.05.002.
PMID: 22647883   PMCID: PMC3413315   ISSN: 09209964

Reiter K, Alpert KI, Cobia DJ, Kwasny MJ, Morris JC, Csernansky JC, Wang L.
NeuroImage. 2012 Jul 2;61(3):525-532.doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.03.083.
PMID: 22503937   PMCID: PMC3358455   ISSN: 10538119

Smith MJ, Horan WP, Karpouzian TM, Abram SV, Cobia DJ, Csernansky JG.
Schizophrenia Research. 2012 May;137(1-3):196-202.doi:10.1016/j.schres.2012.01.012.
PMID: 22321668   ISSN: 09209964

Hanlon RE, Coda JJ, Cobia D, Rubin LH.
Journal of Family Violence. 2012 Feb;27(2):105-113.doi:10.1007/s10896-011-9410-4.
ISSN: 08857482

View all 10 publications

External Professional Relationships

View Relationships

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Contact the Faculty Affairs Office fao@northwestern.edu