After graduating from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Cooke completed his internal medicine training and pulmonary & critical care fellowship at the University of Washington in 2007. During his fellowship he earned a Masters of Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health.
Dr. Cooke joined the U-M Medical School in 2009 as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar; he completed a Masters of Health and Healthcare Research from the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School. Dr. Cooke's research program seeks to understand how healthcarepolicy, the healthcaresystem, and individual patient characteristics impact the quality and efficiency of care delivered to patients in the intensive care unit. This work involves a number of broad interests and includes: (1) characterizing the drivers of variation in the use, quality, and costs of critical care services, with a specific focus on regional and organizational contributors, and (2) understanding and removing racial, socioeconomic, and health insurance based disparities in critical care. Methodologically, this work employs the traditional tools of health services research including analysis of both clinical and administrative databases, outcome prediction, multi-level modeling, and causal analysis.