Jaclyn Michelle Fox, Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Jaclyn Michelle Fox, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

To see if Jaclyn Michelle Fox is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).






Locations and Contact

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

UC Davis Medical Group - Midtown Family Medicine
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-5846

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Through neuropsychological evaluation, I help patients understand their cognitive strengths and weaknesses, discuss causes of any cognitive changes, and provide recommendations for next steps. My goal is to help patients better understand changes they may have observed in daily life, develop ways to compensate for any changes, and provide compassionate care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Fox is a neuropsychologist offering comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for a wide variety of neurologic conditions including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. She also works with the UC Davis Health surgical intervention Deep Brain Stimulation Program and Comprehensive Epilepsy Program conducing pre- and post-surgical neuropsychological evaluations.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Fox's research focuses on cognition in a wide-variety of diagnoses. Currently, she is focusing on implementing an integrative technology and behavioral modification approach to promote cognitive health and functional independence in older adults.



Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Neuroscience

Undergraduate School

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis MO 2011

Other School

M.S., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2016

Other School

Ph.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2020


Neuropsychology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2019-2020


Neuropsychology, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2020-2022

Fox JM, Reilly JL, Kosson DS, Brown A, Hanlon RE, Brook M. Differentiating Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence From Other Violent Offenders Using a Statistical Learning Model: The Role of Cognition and Life History Variables. J Interpers Violence. 2022 Feb;37(3-4):1106-1132. doi:10.1177/0886260520918567. Epub 2020 May 21. PMID:32438883.

Fox JM, Brook M, Heilbronner RL, Susmaras T, Hanlon RE. Neuropsychological and Criminological Features of Female Homicide Offenders. J Forensic Sci. 2019 Mar;64(2):460-467. doi:10.1111/1556-4029.13911. Epub 2018 Sep 19. PMID:30231300.

Fox JM, Abram SV, Reilly JL, Eack S, Goldman MB, Csernansky JG, Wang L, Smith MJ. Default mode functional connectivity is associated with social functioning in schizophrenia. J Abnorm Psychol. 2017 May;126(4):392-405. doi:10.1037/abn0000253. Epub 2017 Mar 30. PMID:28358526.

Abram SV, Wisner KM, Fox JM, Barch DM, Wang L, Csernansky JG, MacDonald AW 3rd, Smith MJ. Fronto-temporal connectivity predicts cognitive empathy deficits and experiential negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Hum Brain Mapp. 2017 Mar;38(3):1111-1124. doi:10.1002/hbm.23439. Epub 2016 Oct 24. PMID:27774734.

Fox JM, Brook M, Stratton J, Hanlon RE. Neuropsychological profiles and descriptive classifications of mass murderers. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 2016;30:94-104. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2016.06.014.

Fox JM, Fernandez KC, Rodebaugh TL, Menatti AR, Weeks JW. Investigating stereotypes of social anxiety. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2016;29(2):173-86. doi:10.1080/10615806.2015.1035999. Epub 2015 May 11. PMID:25862422.

Smith MJ, Horan WP, Cobia DJ, Karpouzian TM, Fox JM, Reilly JL, Breiter HC. Performance-based empathy mediates the influence of working memory on social competence in schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2014 Jul;40(4):824-34. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbt084. Epub 2013 Jun 14. PMID:23770935.