- University of Illinois, Chicago, IL – PhD
- VA Northwest Network Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC), Seattle, WA – Fellowship
Dr. Jessica Cook is a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Medicine, and an investigator at the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI). She directs tobacco dependence curriculum implementation at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, directs the Veterans Tobacco Treatment Research Group, and co-directs the VA Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addictions Treatment at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.
Dr. Cook is a clinical psychologist at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, where she treats veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Cook’s program of research focuses on developing more effective tobacco dependence treatments. This research involves developing interventions for smokers initially unwilling to quit as well as for smokers at increased risk for relapse (e.g., smokers with psychiatric comorbidity), and identifying mechanisms of behavioral change in tobacco treatment. Dr. Cook’s work is supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Veterans Affairs.