April 11, 2019

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In memoriam: Dr. Scott Coffey

​Dr. Scott Coffey, UMMC professor emeritus of psychiatry who served on the Medical Center faculty since 2004, died April 9. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 13.

Portrait of Scott Coffey
Dr. Scott Coffey

After receiving his B.S. in psychology from Arizona State University, Coffey earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Mississippi. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina and, before coming to UMMC, was an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He began at UMMC as an associate professor in 2004, taking over as division director for psychology in 2007 and achieving the rank of professor in 2010. He served as the vice chair for research in psychiatry from 2013-18 and became professor emeritus in 2018.

Coffey's research interests included the treatment of PTSD, substance use disorders and the concurrent treatment of those conditions. In addition, he examined the role of emotion and impulsivity in substance dependence.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, 305 North Congress Street, Jackson. Visitation will take place from 1-3 p.m. in Reception A & B, with the service to follow in the Sanctuary.