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Jessica Cook, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Jessica Cook  

Jessica Cook, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and is an investigator at the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI).  In addition to conducting research at UW-CTRI, Dr. Cook is a clinical psychologist at the Madison VA, where she treats veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Dr. Cook obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Following her doctoral training, she completed a postdoctoral-research fellowship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System/ University of Washington. Funded by a National Institute on Drug Abuse K08 award, Dr. Cook’s current program of research targets tobacco-dependence mechanisms, especially as they affect U.S. veterans.

Her goal is to develop effective interventions that can reduce smoking rates in veterans and other populations. She has also developed a particular focus on the influence of anhedonia (deficient reward functioning) on cigarette smoking.

Jessica and her family live in Madison, Wis.  A Madison-area native, Jessica served as an assistant professor at the University of Washington before returning to Madison to join the UW-CTRI.

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