Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

J. Cobb Scott, PhD

J Cobb ScottDr. J. Cobb Scott completed a B.A. in Psychology at Wesleyan University, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Neuropsychology at the San Diego State University/ University of California, San Diego Doctoral Program, and clinical internship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Scott joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry in 2013. Broadly, his research interests include the cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology of psychiatric disorders and substance use. More specifically, Dr. Scott is interested in characterizing dysfunctional neurocircuitry in PTSD; understanding the brain-behavior overlap between PTSD and substance abuse; understanding relationships between cannabis use, cognitive functioning, and mental health, and examining the relationship between neuropsychological and everyday functioning outcomes, such as treatment response, in psychiatric disorders.


Education:

  • 1999 – Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, BA in Psychology
  • 2006 – SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA, MS in Psychology
  • 2009 – SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA, PhD in Clinical Psychology, Specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • 2009 – VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, 2009 Predoctoral Internship - Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology (APA-accredited)

Academic Positions:

  • 2014-pres Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2013-2014 Clinical Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2012-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
  • 2012 Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine 

Hospital and Administrative Appointments:

  • 2016-pres    Co-Director, Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency, Corporal Michael Crescenz (Philadelphia) VA Medical Center
  • 2013-pres  Staff Clinical Psychologist, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
  • 2011-2013 Staff Clinical Psychologist, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Honors:

  • 2014 - Blue Ribbon Award, American Psychological Association, Division 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology)
  • 2011 - NIH Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Recipient, NIMH
  • 2006 - Benton-Meier Scholarship, American Psychological Association, Division 40
  • 2007 - Theodore H. Blau Student Poster Award, National Academy of Neuropsychology 27th Annual Conference

Publications


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