Ian A. Cook, M.D. is Director of the UCLA Depression Research and Clinic Program. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine, and is a Research Scientist at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and the UCLA Brain Research Institute. He holds the Joanne and George Miller & Family Chair in Depression Research at UCLA.
Dr. Cook received his bachelors degree with high honors from Princeton University and his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry residency training at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute, where he also was an NIMH-funded research fellow.
Dr. Cook served for many years on the Executive Committee on Practice Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association, leading their work in electronic dissemination of evidence-based guidelines in psychiatry. A board-certified Psychiatrist, he has also served as an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His biography is profiled in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. He is the author of numerous publications on brain function in mental illness and in aging, and holds four patents on biomedical devices and methods.