John T. Cook, PhD

John Cook
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Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, General Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

Websites

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD
  • Arizona State University, MA
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, BA

Publications

  • Published on 4/1/2020

    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 Apr; 39(4):613-621. PMID: 32250672.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2019

    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. PMID: 31542130.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/9/2019

    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). PMID: 31501233.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/1/2019

    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. PMID: 31059367.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2019

    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.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    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.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    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.

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  • Published on 11/1/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 11/1/2016

    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. PMID: 27772696.

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  • Published on 9/7/2016

    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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