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Yale School of Management
Associate Professor of Management

r. 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

  • PhD , Nova Southeastern University, 1999
  • MS , Nova Southeastern University, 1995

Research Summary

Dr. Cook’s 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 on four National Institute of Mental Health grants examining the implementation of evidence-based practices by front-line providers. The goal was 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. She has also served as principal investigator on grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Mental Health Treatment for Older Veterans Newly Diagnosed with PTSD: A National Investigation. Smith NB, Cook JM, Pietrzak R, Hoff R, Harpaz-Rotem I. Mental Health Treatment for Older Veterans Newly Diagnosed with PTSD: A National Investigation. The American Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry : Official Journal Of The American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry 2016, 24:201-12.

Evaluation of an implementation model: a national investigation of VA residential programs. Cook JM, Dinnen S, Coyne JC, Thompson R, Simiola V, Ruzek J, Schnurr PP. Evaluation of an implementation model: a national investigation of VA residential programs. Administration And Policy In Mental Health 2015, 42:147-56.

A Quantitative Test of an Implementation Framework in 38 VA Residential PTSD Programs. Cook JM, Dinnen S, Thompson R, Ruzek J, Coyne JC, Schnurr PP. A Quantitative Test of an Implementation Framework in 38 VA Residential PTSD Programs. Administration And Policy In Mental Health 2015, 42:462-73.

Perceived Characteristics of Intervention Scale: Development and Psychometric Properties. Cook JM, Thompson R, Schnurr PP. Perceived Characteristics of Intervention Scale: Development and Psychometric Properties. Assessment 2015, 22:704-14.

Changes in implementation of two evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD in VA residential treatment programs: a national investigation. Cook JM, Dinnen S, Thompson R, Simiola V, Schnurr PP. Changes in implementation of two evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD in VA residential treatment programs: a national investigation. Journal Of Traumatic Stress 2014, 27:137-43.

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