Jessica Cohen, Ph.D.
ASD Researchers at UNC
Assistant Professor/Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dr. Cohen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. She is a member of the Cognitive Psychology program and the Human Neuroimaging Group. She is also affiliated with the Biomedical Research Imaging Center, the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, the Neurobiology Curriculum, and the Center for Developmental Science. Dr. Cohen received her A.B. in Psychology from Harvard University, her Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA, and postdoctoral training in Neuroscience at both UC Berkeley and Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
She investigates how functional brain networks interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. Dr. Cohen also uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and clinical approaches taken from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to address her research questions.