David Cook, PhD is an Associate Professor in Health Policy & Management in the School of Medicine. Research interests primarily focus on the health of under-served populations, including health technology applications, workforce development, and emergency preparedness. Since 1998, Dr. Cook has been an investigator on 22 grants. As the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on 14 of these grants, he has obtained over $10 million dollars in extramural funding. Dr. Cook also is the Associate Director of the Institute of Community and Public Health. The institute is charged with assessing the viability of establishing a School of Public Health for the state of Kansas.
In addition, Dr. Cook serves as the Executive Director of the Midwest Cancer Alliance at The University of Kansas Cancer Center and as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Outreach at The University of Kansas Medical Center. The Midwest Cancer Alliance is a membership-based cancer networking, professional education, and clinical trials organization serving Kansas and western Missouri, administered by the University of Kansas Cancer Center. The (MCA) seeks to push cutting-edge clinical trials, the latest prevention tools and techniques and continuing education opportunities throughout the region in an effort to provide the best cancer care close to home. The University’s Outreach offices provide critical health services across the region through the departments of Continuing Education, Outreach Aircraft, and Telemedicine in Kansas City, the Department of Rural Health in Wichita, and Area Health Education Centers in Garden City, Hays and Pittsburg.
David J. Cook, PhD