Joan M. Cook, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Geriatrics; Health Plan Implementation; Mental Health; Multiple Trauma; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Information Dissemination

Research Organizations

Psychiatry: Mental Health Services Research, Division of | Psychology Section

Research Summary

Dr. Cook’s clinical and research interests falls within three domains:
traumatic stress, geriatric mental health, and the dissemination and implementation of effective mental health services in the community. She has served as the principal investigator of four NIMH examining the implementation of evidence-based practices by front-line providers. Her ultimate goal in this regard is to offer empirically-supported recommendations on how to overcome the barriers to achieving effective treatments in the community and to apply such protocols in large scale services effectiveness research. One focus is on understanding means of influencing clinician attitudes and preferences with an equal concentration on re-designing interventions and strategies to implement them to fit the needs and preferences of clinicians.

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Contact Info

Joan M. Cook, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of Psychiatry950 Campbell Avenue; NEPEC/182
West Haven, CT 06516