Ian Cook (doctor)

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Ian Cook
Born May 1, 1960
Occupation Physician (Doctor of Medicine), Researcher

Ian Ainsworth Cook, MD (born May 1, 1960)[1] is physician-researcher at UCLA, serving as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine, Director of the UCLA Depression Research Program, and Associate Director of the UCLA Laboratory of Brain, Behavior, and Pharmacology. He graduated from Princeton University before going to the Yale University School of Medicine where he received his M.D. degree. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at UCLA before joining the faculty and becoming ABPN board certified in psychiatry. He is also a research scientist in the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (formerly the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute) and in the UCLA Brain Research Institute (BRI).

His work has largely focused on the care of mental illnesses and disorders of complex human behavior. He is a co-inventor of the cordance method for studying regional brain activity with EEG.

Cook was President of the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry (2007–2009) and is a member of the Executive Committee on Practice Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association.


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