- Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
- First Episode Psychosis
BSc (McGill University)
MSc (Dalhousie University)
FRCPC (Dalhousie University)
Dr. Cookey’s research interests include schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. He is involved in investigating the neurobiological underpinnings of these disorders using MRI based imaging techniques such as Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI). He is also interested more broadly in the mechanisms leading to mental disorders from the transdiagnostic perspective.
- Bernier D, Cookey J, McAllindon D, Bartha R, Hanstock C, Newman A, Stewart S, Tibbo P. (2013). Multimodal neuroimaging of frontal white matter microstructure in early phase schizophrenia: the impact of early adolescent cannabis use. BioMed Central: Psychiatry. 13.
- Cookey J, Bernier D, Tibbo P. (2014) White matter changes in early phase psychosis and cannabis use: an update and systematic review of diffusion tensor imaging studies. Schizophrenia Research; 156(2-3):137-42.
- Cookey, J., Butterfield, M., Robichaud, C., & Lovas, D. (2017). Integrating Clinical Neurosciences in a Psychiatry Residency Training Program: A Brief Report with Pilot Data. Academic Psychiatry, 163, 919.
- Crocker, C. E., Cookey, J., & Tibbo, P. G. (2017). Neuroimaging Findings in Adolescent Cannabis Use and Early Phase Psychosis. Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies: Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
Selected awards and honours
- Best Junior Faculty Presentation - Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry Research Day (2017)
- Winner of Dalhousie’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3-MT) competition (2013)
- Ross Stewart Smith Fellowship – Dalhousie Postgraduate Medicine (2013)
- Best resident research presentation – Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry Research Day (2013)
- Dr. W.O. McCormick Award – Dalhousie Psychiatry Residency (2012)
- Charles J. David Prize – Dalhousie Psychiatry Residency (2011)