John T. Cook, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, Arizona State University

Dr. Cook conducts research on food insecurity and energy insecurity, and their impacts on the health of young low-income children and their mothers. Dr. Cook is a Senior Research Scientist with Children’s HealthWatch, and is project evaluator for several programs within the Department of Pediatrics’ Nutrition and Fitness for Life (NFL) program, including its FANtastic Kids intervention to reduce obesity among elementary-school-age children. He also consults with America’s Second Harvest, the Nation’s Foodbank Network and chairs the Technical Advisory Group for its national research studies. His current research also includes the assessment of affordability and accessibility of healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods of Boston and Philadelphia and viable approaches to food systems reform.

Boston Medical Center

Estimate of the Cost of Hunger
06/01/2015 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Bread for the World Institute

Prenatal and Early Life Exposures to Homelessness and Subsidized Housing: A Medical and Developmenta
01/01/2014 - 03/31/2016 (PI)
MacArthur Foundation

Policy Brief on Minnesota Food Insecurity and Child Health
09/02/2013 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Hunger-Free Minnesota

WIC Dropoff Study with Follow-Up - Hunger Free Minnesota
09/26/2014 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
Hunger-Free Minnesota

Boston Food Insecurity Brief Development and Dissemination
04/12/2013 - 04/12/2014 (PI)
Bank of NewYork Mellon

Children's HealthWatch Assessment of Health Impact of SNAP Increases
02/01/2011 - 03/31/2014 (PI)
Annie E. Casey Fdtn

Research Program on Childhood Hunger, Task Order #2
05/25/2012 - 09/30/2013 (PI)
University of Kentucky USDA-CSREES

Analysis of Cost of Non-Energy Impacts of High Energy Cost on Health
08/01/2012 - 08/31/2013 (PI)
Entergy Charitable Foundation

Support for Children's HealthWatch
01/01/2012 - 03/31/2013 (PI)
Claneil Foundation, Inc

CPPW Obesity Project
03/21/2011 - 03/18/2012 (PI)
1U58 DP002474-01

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  1. Cutts D, Cook J. Screening for Food Insecurity: Short-Term Alleviation and Long-Term Prevention. Am J Public Health. 2017 Nov; 107(11):1699-1700. PMID: 29019766.
  2. Garg A, Toy S, Tripodis Y, Cook J, Cordella N. Ameliorating Maternal Depression and Its Harmful Consequences for Low-Income Families: Primary Care to the Rescue? Acad Pediatr. 2016 Nov - Dec; 16(8):714-715.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27772696; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2016.08.003;.
  3. Poblacion AP, Cook JT, Marín-León L, Segall-Corrêa AM, Silveira JA, Konstantyner T, Taddei JA. Food Insecurity and the Negative Impact on Brazilian Children's Health-Why Does Food Security Matter for Our Future Prosperity? Brazilian National Survey (PNDS 2006/07). Food Nutr Bull. 2016 Dec; 37(4):585-598. PMID: 27604621.
  4. Toy S, Tripodis Y, Yang K, Cook J, Garg A. Influence of Maternal Depression on WIC Participation in Low-Income Families. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Mar; 20(3):710-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26645615; DOI: 10.1007/s10995-015-1871-2;.
  5. Cutts DB, Coleman S, Black MM, Chilton MM, Cook JT, de Cuba SE, Heeren TC, Meyers A, Sandel M, Casey PH, Frank DA. Homelessness during pregnancy: a unique, time-dependent risk factor of birth outcomes. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Jun; 19(6):1276-83.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25404405; DOI: 10.1007/s10995-014-1633-6;.
  6. Garg A, Toy S, Tripodis Y, Cook J, Cordella N. Influence of maternal depression on household food insecurity for low-income families. Acad Pediatr. 2015 May-Jun; 15(3):305-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25454368; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.10.002;.
  7. Parker M, Burnham L, Cook J, Sanchez E, Philipp BL, Merewood A. 10 Years after Baby-Friendly Designation : Breastfeeding Rates Continue to Increase in a US Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Hum Lact. 2013; 2(29).
  8. Meyers A, Joyce K, Coleman SM, Cook JT, Cutts D, Ettinger de Cuba S, Heeren TC, Rose-Jacobs R, Black MM, Casey PH, Chilton M, Sandel M, Frank DA. Health of children classified as underweight by CDC reference but normal by WHO standard. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun; 131(6):e1780-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23690515; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-2382;.
  9. 2. Preer G, Pisegna JM, Cook JT, Henri A-M, Philipp BL. Delaying the Bath and In-Hospital Breastfeeding Rates. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2013; 0(8).
  10. Preer G, Pisegna JM, Cook JT, Henri AM, Philipp BL. Delaying the bath and in-hospital breastfeeding rates. Breastfeed Med. 2013 Dec; 8(6):485-90.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23635002; DOI: 10.1089/bfm.2012.0158;.
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