Associate Professor

Dept. of Psychology

Contact Information

Office Address: CH 415
Phone: 205-934-3850
Websites: Department of Psychology Faculty Page


Lawrence University, Appleton, WI 
BA, Psychology, 1973

Yale University, New Haven, CT
MS, Psychology, 1975

Yale University, New Haven, CT

PhD, Psychology, 1980

Post-Graduate Training:

Cornell University Medical College

Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry, 1980-1

Research Description:

Dr. Cox is interested in the physiological controls of food intake and body weight. His animal research has examined effects of gastrointestinal signals, such as the hormones cholecystokinin and peptide YY. The image to the left is an example of an area postrema lesion from a rat that was used in the first study cited below. His studies with obese and normal-weight human participants, done in collaboration with Drs. Rosalyn Weller and Edwin Cook, are using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate brain systems involved in responses to food cues and in decision making.


DRC Membership Category:

Senior Scientist