Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
Dr. Cook’s research focuses on school-based mental health according to a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). He develops and evaluates both assessment and intervention practices that target promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing. He has an interest in implementation science and developing practical and feasible yet effective practices that actually get used in everyday school settings. He currently has funding from multiple federal agencies (National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Mental Health, and Institute of Educational Sciences) and foundations to conduct research related to school-based mental health. In addition to being an Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health, he is also one of the founding members of the School Mental Health, Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center at the University of Washington. He also consults with school systems across the country on designing, implementing, and sustaining MTSS frameworks that target promoting children’s mental health.