Medical/Clinical Psychology

The Medical/Clinical Psychology Doctoral program is co-sponsored by the UAB Department of Psychology and the School of Medicine. Our strengths lie in medically relevant areas such as health psychology and behavioral medicine, pediatric and child clinical psychology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation, geropsychology, and substance abuse.

Interdisciplinary Focus

Man participates in a study supervised by Dr. Taub. Our program is enhanced by the range of faculty expertise, multiple UAB Schools and centers, and affiliated and community-based health care facilities that provide a variety of didactic learning, research, and clinical training opportunities to our students.

Courses, research, and clinical training are directed by faculty from the UAB Department of Psychology as well as other UAB entities, the VA Medical Center, private health facilities, and community practices. Our students have access to a wide variety of potential role models.

Research Opportunities

Students spend substantial time in various interdisciplinary centers and departments, including:

  • Department of Medicine: Gerontology, Geriatrics, & Palliative Care; Preventive Medicine; Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology; Anesthesiology
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Center for Aging
  • Center for Research in Applied Gerontology
  • Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging
  • Civitan International Research Center
  • Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Training
  • School of Public Health


The Medical/Clinical Psychology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association to award the doctorate in clinical psychology. Contact the Commission at 750 First Street NE, Washington DC, 20002-4242 or call (202) 336-5979 for questions about the accreditation status of this program.


We invite you to explore our website to see what this program can offer you. If you have specific questions, contact the director or the graduate programs manager.

Dr. Edwin W. Cook III.


Edwin W. Cook III

Associate Professor
Director, UAB Medical/Clinical Psychology Program
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Terri Roberson


Terri M. Roberson

Graduate Programs Manager
Phone: (205) 934-8723
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