Joan Cook, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Division of Mental Health Services | Psychology Section


Dr. Joan Cook is an Associate Professor in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She has over 100 publications in the areas of traumatic stress, geriatric mental health and implementation science fields. Dr. Cook has worked clinically with a range of trauma survivors, including combat veterans and former prisoners of war, men and women who have been physically and sexually assaulted in childhood and adulthood, and survivors of the 2001 World Trade Center bombing. She has served as the principal investigator on four grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. She was a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Guideline Development Panel for PTSD and the 2016 President of APA’s Division of Trauma Psychology.

Education & Training

PhD Nova Southeastern University (1999)
MS Nova Southeastern University (1995)

Honors & Recognition

  • Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma PsychologyAmerican Psychological Association Division of Trauma Psychology (2016)

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Joan Cook, PhD
Mailing Address
PsychiatryDepartment of Psychiatry
300 George Street

New Haven, Connecticut 06511