Dr. Cook’s major research interests include the development and evaluation of instruments to measure health status and quality of care, data mining and the development and validation of clinical prediction rules, and the application of multivariable methods to control confounding. He teaches courses on all of these topics at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a member of the Biostatistics Core and of the Measurement Core for the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. His particular responsibilities are for projects done within Center for Outcomes and Policy and within the Division of Community Based Research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is the Director of the Methodology Core for the Center of Excellence within the Division of General Medicine and is involved in research projects with members of that Division involving quality of patient care. He is as one of the Co-Directors of the Program in Clinical Effectiveness, where his primary responsibilities include directing most of the daily activities of that program. He is the Curriculum Coordinator for the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Cook is also the Co-Director for the Programa de Efectividad Clinica in Buenos Aires.
S.D., 1983, Harvard School of Public Health