Alice V. Ely, PhD


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Psychologist

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



Office Locations

Camden, Camden
Cooper Advanced Care Center

Three Cooper Plaza
Suite 220
Camden , NJ 08103
Phone: 856.342.2439
Maps & Directions

Cooper Center for Healing at Bridgeview

800 Cooper Street
Suite 400
4th Floor
Camden , NJ 08102
Phone: 856.342.3040
Fax: 856.342.3049
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Graduate SchoolPhD - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate SchoolMS - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
InternshipBehavioral Medicine Health Psychology - University of California, San Diego, CA
FellowshipNeuroscience - University of California, San Diego, CA
FellowshipResearch - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA


  • Society for Behavioral Medicine
  • Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviors
  • The Obesity Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association
  • Delaware Psychological Association
  • American Women in Science

Awards and Honors

  • NIDA Director’s Travel Award - College on Problems of Drug Dependence, 2021
  • Outstanding Young Investigator Contributions to the Study of Eating Disorders - Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 2017
  • Value Institute Scholar, 2017
  • New Investigator Travel Award - Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, 2012
  • International Travel Award - Drexel University, 2012


Franklin TR, Jagannathan K, Spilka NH, Keyser H, Rao H, Ely AV, Janes AC, Wetherill RR. Smoking-induced craving relief relates to increased DLPFC-striatal coupling in nicotine-dependent women. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Apr 1;221:108593. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108593. Epub 2021 Feb 13. PMID: 33611027; PMCID: PMC8026729.

Wetherill RR, Spilka NH, Maron M, Keyser H, Jagannathan K, Ely AV, Franklin TR. Influence of the natural hormonal milieu on brain and behavior in women who smoke cigarettes: Rationale and methodology. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Feb 20;21:100738. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100738. PMID: 33718654; PMCID: PMC7932892.

Kaye WH, Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Berner LA, Ely AV, Bailer UF, Paulus MP, Fudge JL. Neural Insensitivity to the Effects of Hunger in Women Remitted From Anorexia Nervosa. Am J Psychiatry. 2020 Jul 1;177(7):601-610. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2019.19030261. Epub 2020 Mar 12. PMID: 32160766; PMCID: PMC7332383.

Ely AV, Alio C, Bygrave D, Burke M, Walker E. Relationship Between Psychological Distress and Cognitive Function Differs as a Function of Obesity Status in Inpatient Heart Failure. Front Psychol. 2020 Feb 14;11:162. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00162. PMID: 32116957; PMCID: PMC7033423.

Ely AV, Jagannathan K, Hager N, Ketcherside A, Franklin TR, Wetherill RR. Double jeopardy: Comorbid obesity and cigarette smoking are linked to neurobiological alterations in inhibitory control during smoking cue exposure. Addict Biol. 2020 Mar;25(2):e12750. doi: 10.1111/adb.12750. Epub 2019 May 8. PMID: 31069895; PMCID: PMC9172940.