James A. Wilcox, DO, PhD, MD

Professor, Psychiatry - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Professor, Psychiatry - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Dr. Wilcox received his BS with honors in 1978 from University of Iowa. He received his DO from Des Moines University in 1981, and completed a NIMH Psychiatric Fellowship in Epidemiology 1984-1985 and his residency in Psychiatry in 1985 at University of Iowa College of Medicine. He received his MS in Preventive Medicine in 1987, also from University of Iowa. Dr. Wilcox completed a PhD in Biology in 1995 from University of San Jose in Costa Rica. Dr. Wilcox served as a Harvard University Research Fellow in Genetics from 2000-2001. He received a Certificate in Evidence-Based Medicine from Oxford University in 2003 leading to completion of  M.D. degree in the British West Indies.Board certified in Psychiatry, 1987; certification with additional qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry, 1993; Board certified in Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry, 2006.Dr. Wilcox is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatry.  He also serves on the Editorial Board for the journal, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry.Dr. Wilcox is the recipient of numerous federal grants and endowed awards.

Research Interests: 

Dr. James Wilcox's research interests are general neurobehavior, specifically regarding neurochemistry and descriptive psychopathology; psychiatric genetics; lesser variant traits of schizophrenia; catatonia; the history of religion in medicine.

  • MD: Montserrat Medical School, 2003
  • PhD: University of San Jose, 1995
  • MS: University of Iowa, 1987
  • DO: Des Moines University, 1981
  • BS: University of Iowa, 1978
  • University of Iowa College of Medicine, Psychiatry, 1985
  • Harvard University, Genetics, 2000-2001
  • University of Iowa College of Medicine, Epidemiology, 1984-1985
Board Certifications
  • The United Council of Neurological Specialties, 2006
  • The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1987