Patricia Cornett, Ph.D has joined the UAB Department of Psychiatry as an instructor fellow. Dr. Cornett is certified as a Psychologist and Psychological Associate. She will work in the Adult Division with a focus on Alzheimer’s research. Dr. Cornett also has research interests in depression, financial capacity and decision-making capacity in older patients with and without cognitive impairment. Other interests are in the ethical treatment of elderly persons, especially those with compromised cognitive abilities. Dr. Cornett has a B.S. in psychology with a minor in criminal justice from Tarleton State University. She has a master’s degree in psychology from the University of North Texas. Dr. Cornett finished her training with a Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine from the University of North Texas. The UAB Department of Psychiatry would like to welcome Dr. Cornett to the faculty. Her service in the Adult Division will be invaluable to the patients she assists.