Judith Cook, PhD

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Judith Cook is a professor of psychiatry in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Psychiatry, where she directs the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy. She is PI of a federally funded research center along with numerous grants focused on intervention science, services research, and psychiatric epidemiology. She works with federal, state and local authorities on behavioral health and rehabilitation service system redesign and alternative financing strategies. Her recent work focuses on studies of evidence-based practice recovery-oriented services, especially those delivered by peers, and outcomes of rehabilitation services for individuals with co-occurring mental illness and chronic medical conditions. She also helps to design and implement innovative programs to enhance the health and behavioral health of vulnerable populations. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from The Ohio State University.