Alex Cogswell

Alex Cogswell

Alex Cogswell PhD

UBMD Psychiatry


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychiatry

Accepting new patients by referral only

Professional Summary:

Dr. Cogswell‘s research focuses on adolescent personality development, with an emphasis on factors that encourage coherence in the developing personality. He also studies factors that impinge on parent-child agreement in reporting a variety of content areas (e.g., parenting behavior, child symptoms) and how disagreement may be predictive of negative child outcomes. Clinically, he works with children and adolescents on an outpatient basis, with the majority of his practice focused on adolescents with anxiety and depressive disorders. Finally, he provides clinical supervision and teaches in both the psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship programs, and is the coordinator of an Advanced Practicum program for psychology graduate students.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Physician Gender:



UBMD Psychiatry
The Children‘s Psychiatric Clinic
1028 Main St.
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: 716-859-5454
Accepting new patients by referral only

Education and Training:

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Temple University (2008)
  • MA, Psychology, Northern Arizona University (2003)
  • BA, Psychology, Wake Forest University (1999)

Awards and Honors:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Teacher of the Year (2020)
  • Delegate (2016)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Teacher of the Year (2015)
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year (2013)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2011)
  • Individual Development Award (2011)
  • Pediatric Research Award (2011)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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