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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Brent Coy, Ph.D.

Brent Coy, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
VA Medical Center


  • VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (Clinical Internship)
  • Bowling Green State University (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology)
  • Bowling Green State University (M.A., Clinical Psychology)
  • University of Kentucky (B.A., Psychology)

Clinical Interest:

  • Chronic pain management
  • Health Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety disorders

Research Interest:

  • Role of anxiety in rehabilitation outcome
  • Factors influencing healthy behavior change

Academic Appointment:

  • Clinical Instructor, University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry
  • Pain Psychologist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Coy, B., O'Brien, W.H., Tabaczynski, T., Northern, J., Carels, R. (2011). Associations between evaluation anxiety, cognitive interference and performance on working memory tasks. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25 (5), 823–832.
  • Coy, B., Wynkoop, T.F., & O’Brien, W.H. (1998). Effects of anxiety on Brief Test of Attention performance. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 13(1), 19-20.