Dr. David Cox

Behavior Analysts as the Ultimate Team Player: Understanding Contingencies in Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Healthcare practitioners and researchers are increasingly required to collaborate with experts spanning multiple professions. But, few professionals receive training on how to effectively collaborate with other disciplines. This workshop focuses on two skill areas that can aide effective interdisciplinary collaboration. First, recognition of likely areas of conflict and proactive preparation for collaboration. Second, effectively responding to disagreements between interdisciplinary collaborators. Together, these skill areas can help mitigate ethical difficulties that may arise through interdisciplinary collaboration.; and, most importantly, can lead to improved client outcomes.

About David Cox

David Cox is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. David completed a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at the University of Florida, a M.S. in Bioethics at Union Graduate College, and a B.S. in Psychology at Arizona State University. His research interests lie in quantitative and computational analyses of choice, verbal behavior, behavioral health, and ethical behavior. His current research uses virtual reality and machine learning to study the behavioral mechanisms of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Lastly, David is particularly passionate about three things: tenacious pursuit of an empirical approach to ethics, exploring the theoretical unknowns in behaviorism, and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball.