Jessica Cook, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (UW-SMPH) and is an investigator at the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI). Dr. Cook is the Co-Director of the UW-CTRI Tobacco Curriculum Educational Program at UW-SMPH. She is also a clinical psychologist at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA, where she treats Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Cook obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Illinois-Chicago and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Seattle at the VA Northwest Network Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center (MIRECC). Dr. Cook’s research is currently supported by awards from the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Her program of research addresses two major areas: 1) the role of reward functioning deficits (i.e., anhedonia) in smoking motivation, and, 2) the development of effective tobacco treatments for veterans and difficult-to-treat populations.
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