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Joseph J. Cooper MD FANPA

Joseph J. Cooper
  • Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program
  • Director, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship
  • Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois Chicago
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  • cooperj [at]
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612
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  • Virginia Quiroz
  • (312) 996-4981
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Dr. Cooper joined the UIC Department of Psychiatry in 2018. He completed undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, medical school and residency in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, and fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at Northwestern University. Prior to joining UIC, he served as the Director of Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation Services and Director of Residency Training in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Cooper’s interests include bringing neuroscientific and neuropsychiatric perspectives into general psychiatric education.

  • psychiatry

    Neuropsychiatry, electroconvulsive therapy, catatonia, psychiatric education, neuroscience education.

  • Cooper JJ, Brakel SJ, Dinwiddie SH. Limiting Legal Intrusions in ECT Practice, a Commentary on "Regulation of Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Systematic Review of US State Laws". J ECT. 2018 Jan 12.

    Roig Llesuy J, Medina M, Jacobson KC, Cooper JJ. Catatonia Under-Diagnosis in the General Hospital. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2018 Jan 12.

    Medina M, Cooper JJ. Refractory Catatonia Due to N-methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis Responsive to Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Clinical Use of the Clock Drawing Test. J ECT. 2017 Jun 28.

    Cooper JJ, Roig Llesuy J. Catatonia Education: Needs Assessment and Brief Online Intervention. Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;41(3):360-363.

    Kinasz KR, Ross DA, Cooper JJ. Eat to Live or Live to Eat? The Neurobiology of Appetite Regulation. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 May 1;81(9):e73-e75.

    Llesuy JR, Coffey MJ, Jacobson KC, Cooper JJ. Suspected Delirium Predicts the Thoroughness of Catatonia Evaluation. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2017 Spring;29(2):148-154.

    Cooper JJ, Grant J. Refractory OCD Due to Thalamic Infarct With Response to Dronabinol. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2017 Winter;29(1):77-78.

    Coffey MJ, Cooper JJ. Electroconvulsive Therapy in Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J ECT. 2016 Dec;32(4):225-229.

    Cooper JJ. Recurrent Right Upper Quadrant Pain Responsive Only to Electroconvulsive Therapy. J ECT. 2016 Sep;32(3):e21-2.

    Benjamin S, Travis MJ, Cooper JJ, Dickey CC, Reardon CL. Neuropsychiatry and neuroscience education of psychiatry trainees: attitudes and barriers. Acad Psychiatry. 2014 Apr;38(2):135 40.

    Cooper JJ, Ovsiew F. The Relationship Between Schizophrenia and Frontotemporal Dementia. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2013 Sep;26(3):131-7.

    Gershon ES, Grennan K, Busnello J, Badner JA, Ovsiew F, Memon S, Alliey-Rodriguez N, Cooper J, Romanos B, Liu C. A rare mutation of CACNA1C in a patient with bipolar disorder, and decreased gene expression associated with a bipolar-associated common SNP of CACNA1C in brain. Mol Psychiatry. 2013 Aug 27.