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

Food insecurity and neighbourhood food environment Links to childrens health
03/01/2018 - 02/28/2020 (PI)
University of Maryland, Baltimore NIH-NICHD

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

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  1. Bovell-Ammon A, Mansilla C, Poblacion A, Rateau L, Heeren T, Cook JT, Zhang T, de Cuba SE, Sandel MT. Housing Intervention For Medically Complex Families Associated With Improved Family Health: Pilot Randomized Trial. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 04; 39(4):613-621.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32250672
  2. Ettinger de Cuba SA, Bovell-Ammon AR, Cook JT, Coleman SM, Black MM, Chilton MM, Casey PH, Cutts DB, Heeren TC, Sandel MT, Sheward R, Frank DA. SNAP, Young Children's Health, and Family Food Security and Healthcare Access. Am J Prev Med. 2019 10; 57(4):525-532.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31542130
  3. Drennen CR, Coleman SM, Ettinger de Cuba S, Frank DA, Chilton M, Cook JT, Cutts DB, Heeren T, Casey PH, Black MM. Food Insecurity, Health, and Development in Children Under Age Four Years. Pediatrics. 2019 10; 144(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31501233
  4. Ettinger de Cuba S, Chilton M, Bovell-Ammon A, Knowles M, Coleman SM, Black MM, Cook JT, Cutts DB, Casey PH, Heeren TC, Frank DA. Loss Of SNAP Is Associated With Food Insecurity And Poor Health In Working Families With Young Children. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 05; 38(5):765-773.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31059367
  5. Spill MK, Callahan EH, Shapiro MJ, Spahn JM, Wong YP, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Birch L, Black MM, Cook JT, Faith MS, Mennella JA, Casavale KO. Caregiver feeding practices and child weight outcomes: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 03 01; 109(Suppl_7):990S-1002S. PMID: 30982865
  6. Spahn JM, Callahan EH, Spill MK, Wong YP, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Birch L, Black MM, Cook JT, Faith MS, Mennella JA, Casavale KO. Influence of maternal diet on flavor transfer to amniotic fluid and breast milk and children's responses: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 03 01; 109(Suppl_7):1003S-1026S. PMID: 30982867
  7. Spill MK, Johns K, Callahan EH, Shapiro MJ, Wong YP, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Birch L, Black MM, Cook JT, Faith MS, Mennella JA, Casavale KO. Repeated exposure to food and food acceptability in infants and toddlers: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 03 01; 109(Suppl_7):978S-989S. PMID: 30982874
  8. Cutts D, Cook J. Screening for Food Insecurity: Short-Term Alleviation and Long-Term Prevention. Am J Public Health. 2017 11; 107(11):1699-1700. PMID: 29019766
  9. 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;
  10. 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
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