Alex Cohen
Professor
Louisiana State University

Alex Cohen is a licensed clinical psychologist who focuses on understanding and improving the lives of individuals with serious mental illnesses. His work focuses on adapting biobehavioral technologies, notably automated computerized analysis of natural behavior, for assessing a wide range of clinical issues, including suicidality, depression, psychosis, mania and anxiety. His work has been featured in top psychology and psychiatry scientific journals, and he has received funding at the state, federal and international levels. For his efforts, he was recently awarded the 2016 LSU Rainmaker award for mid-career scholar.

He is currently adjunct at Pennington Biomedical Research Center and LSU Health Sciences, and he maintains a team of 6 doctoral students and 15+ undergraduate research assistants. His clinical team provides clinical services at a variety of outpatient and inpatient clinics in the greater Baton Rouge area.

His former doctoral students have taken positions in academic psychology departments, medical schools, veterans administration and forensic hospitals, and his undergrad RA's have been successful securing masters and doctoral graduate student positions as well as a Fulbright scholarship