Position title: Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: (608) 262-0772
Room 685 WARF Office Building
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726
Amy Cochran received her PhD in Applied Math from Cornell University. She has previously held positions as an Assistant Scientist in Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and as a Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor within the Mathematics Department at the University of Michigan. She joined the Departments of Population Health Sciences and Math as a faculty member in 2019.
Her main interest is Computational Psychiatry, an emerging field that aims to place subjective beliefs and behavior within a mathematical framework. Her current work proposes and verifies computational phenotypes of mood and anxiety disorders. Her professional goal is to demonstrate that these phenotypes more closely reflect underlying pathological processes, thereby strengthening subsequent inferences from clinical and biological studies. As an applied mathematician working in Psychiatry, collaborative science central aspect of her research. She is part of the Women’s Mental Health Program at UW-Madison.