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Stephen Cook

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
DepartmentCenter for Community Health

 
 Awards And Honors
1991     Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society
1991     Sigma Alpha Sigma Honor Society
1992     Senior Honors Research Thesis
1992     Niagara Medal, Niagara University
1993     Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Summer Research Fellowship, SUNY at Buffalo, School of Medicine
1994     Primary Care Resource Center Summer Externship Outstanding Student Award, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
1996     Emilie Davis Rodenberg Memorial Award for the student most interested in the field of Endocrinology, SUNY at Buffalo School of M
1998     Niagara University Presidential Scholarship
2001     Dr. CP Varma Outstanding Resident Award, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2002 - 2003Samuel W. Clausen Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center and Golisano Children's Hospital at S
2005 - 2006Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award
2006 - 2007Extraordinary Service Award, Pediatric Residency
2007     Named to "Best Doctors in America"
2007     Named to "America's Top Pediatricians"
2009     Named to "America's Top Physicians"
2009     Named to the Rochester Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" award for outstanding community service by young professionals under
2009     Board President, American Heart Association, Rochester Division, New York
2010     NYS Advocate of the Year, American Heart Association  | American Heart Association
2010     Executive Committee, Section on Obesity  | American Academy of Pediatrics
2011     National Science Advocate of the Year  | American Heart Association
2011     Dr. David Satcher Award for Community Health Partnership  | Center for Community Health, URMC
2011     Chairman, Membership Comittee  | The Obesity Society
2011     Fellow, The Obesity Society  | The North American Association for the Study of Obesity
2011     Health and Nutrition Advocate of the Year  | Cornell Cooperative Extension
2011     Special Achievement Award  | American Academy of Pediatrics-NYS Chapter 1 Obesity Taskforce
2012     The Millie and Richard Brock Award in Pediatrics  | New York Academy of Medicine
 
 Overview
Dr. Cook's research focuses on childhood and adolescent obesity from the perspective of epidemiologic research on cardiovascular risk factors to clinical studies on approaches to prevention and intervention. The first area of research is focused on Metabolic Syndrome: a cluster of metabolic and cardiovascular complications of obesity involving excess abdominal fat, elevated cholesterols, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and high blood glucose. The other area of focus is Community and Health Services Research: involving identification, screening, prevention, and management of childhood obesity.

Dr. Cook pioneered the first national report to describe the metabolic syndrome in U.S. adolescents. His work describes the association of metabolic syndrome with smoking including exposure to second hand smoke and the presence of the metabolic syndrome in adolescents. In addition, his focus on health services research related to obesity features a national description for the diagnosis of obesity and counseling behaviors for children. Ongoing research projects include:
1. Developing a community level cohort of children to study and follow for the development of obesity related risk factors that comprise the metabolic syndrome and tobacco exposure;

2. Ongoing national analyses for the National Institute for Child Health and Development Workshop on defining the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents;

3. Providing an effective practice-level intervention for improved obesity screening and identification;

4. Creating a community resource guide for nutrition and physical activity resources for children and parents

5. Expanding obesity screening and counseling based interventions in primary care pediatrics linked to community agencies and resources.

Learn about our STRONG Kids Study by visiting:
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/pediatrics/research/subspeciality/general_pediatrics/strong-kids.cfm

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Williams L, Malhotra Y, Murante B, Laverty S, Cook S, Topa D, Hardy D, Wang H, Gigliotti F. A single-blinded randomized clinical trial comparing polymyxin B-trimethoprim and moxifloxacin for treatment of acute conjunctivitis in children. J Pediatr. 2013 Apr; 162(4):857-61.
    View in: PubMed
  2. Cook S, Kavey RE. Dyslipidemia and pediatric obesity. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2011 Dec; 58(6):1363-73, ix.
    View in: PubMed
  3. Foltz JL, Cook SR, Szilagyi PG, Auinger P, Stewart PA, Bucher S, Baldwin CD. US adolescent nutrition, exercise, and screen time baseline levels prior to national recommendations. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 May; 50(5):424-33.
    View in: PubMed
  4. Gracious BL, Cook SR, Meyer AE, Chirieac MC, Malhi N, Fischetti AT, Finucane TL, Ma Y. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in adolescents with severe mental illness: a cross-sectional chart review. J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Jul; 71(7):949-54.
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  5. Klein JD, Sesselberg TS, Johnson MS, O'Connor KG, Cook S, Coon M, Homer C, Krebs N, Washington R. Adoption of body mass index guidelines for screening and counseling in pediatric practice. Pediatrics. 2010 Feb; 125(2):265-72.
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  6. Kelishadi R, Cook SR, Adibi A, Faghihimani Z, Ghatrehsamani S, Beihaghi A, Salehi H, Khavarian N, Poursafa P. Association of the components of the metabolic syndrome with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among normal-weight, overweight and obese children and adolescents. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2009; 1:29.
    View in: PubMed
  7. Cook S, Auinger P, Huang TT. Growth curves for cardio-metabolic risk factors in children and adolescents. J Pediatr. 2009 Sep; 155(3):S6.e15-26.
    View in: PubMed
  8. Schubert CM, Cook S, Sun SS, Huang TT. Additive utility of family history and waist circumference to body mass index in childhood for predicting metabolic syndrome in adulthood. J Pediatr. 2009 Sep; 155(3):S6.e9-13.
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  9. Sun SS, Schubert CM. Prolonged juvenile States and delay of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors: the Fels Longitudinal study. J Pediatr. 2009 Sep; 155(3):S7.e1-6.
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  10. Skelton JA, Cook SR, Auinger P, Klein JD, Barlow SE. Prevalence and trends of severe obesity among US children and adolescents. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Sep-Oct; 9(5):322-9.
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  11. Tschamler JM, Conn KM, Cook SR, Halterman JS. Underestimation of children's weight status: views of parents in an urban community. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 May; 49(5):470-6.
    View in: PubMed
  12. Cook S. Hypercholesterolemia among children: when is it high, and when is it really high? Circulation. 2009 Mar 3; 119(8):1075-7.
    View in: PubMed
  13. Kelishadi R, Cook SR, Amra B, Adibi A. Factors associated with insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among youths. Atherosclerosis. 2009 Jun; 204(2):538-43.
    View in: PubMed
  14. Rossi B, Sukalich S, Droz J, Griffin A, Cook S, Blumkin A, Guzick DS, Hoeger KM. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and related characteristics in obese adolescents with and without polycystic ovary syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Dec; 93(12):4780-6.
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  15. Schwimmer JB, Pardee PE, Lavine JE, Blumkin AK, Cook S. Cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Circulation. 2008 Jul 15; 118(3):277-83.
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  16. Kelishadi R, Cook SR, Motlagh ME, Gouya MM, Ardalan G, Motaghian M, Majdzadeh R, Ramezani MA. Metabolically obese normal weight and phenotypically obese metabolically normal youths: the CASPIAN Study. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Jan; 108(1):82-90.
    View in: PubMed
  17. Cook S, Auinger P, Li C, Ford ES. Metabolic syndrome rates in United States adolescents, from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. J Pediatr. 2008 Feb; 152(2):165-70.
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  18. Loucks EB, Magnusson KT, Cook S, Rehkopf DH, Ford ES, Berkman LF. Socioeconomic position and the metabolic syndrome in early, middle, and late life: evidence from NHANES 1999-2002. Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Oct; 17(10):782-90.
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  19. Cook S, Gidding SS. Modifying cardiovascular risk in adolescent obesity. Circulation. 2007 May 1; 115(17):2251-3.
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  20. Ford ES, Li C, Imperatore G, Cook S. Age, sex, and ethnic variations in serum insulin concentrations among U.S. youth: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002. Diabetes Care. 2006 Dec; 29(12):2605-11.
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  21. Hazel-Fernandez LA, Klorman R, Wallace JM, Cook S. Methylphenidate improves aspects of executive function in African American children with ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2006 May; 9(4):582-9.
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  22. Weitzman M, Cook S, Auinger P, Florin TA, Daniels S, Nguyen M, Winickoff JP. Tobacco smoke exposure is associated with the metabolic syndrome in adolescents. Circulation. 2005 Aug 9; 112(6):862-9.
    View in: PubMed
  23. Cook S, Weitzman M, Auinger P, Barlow SE. Screening and counseling associated with obesity diagnosis in a national survey of ambulatory pediatric visits. Pediatrics. 2005 Jul; 116(1):112-6.
    View in: PubMed
  24. Cook S. The metabolic syndrome: antecedent of adult cardiovascular disease in pediatrics. J Pediatr. 2004 Oct; 145(4):427-30.
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  25. Cook S, Weitzman M, Auinger P, Nguyen M, Dietz WH. Prevalence of a metabolic syndrome phenotype in adolescents: findings from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Aug; 157(8):821-7.
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  26. Dandona P, Thusu K, Cook S, Snyder B, Makowski J, Armstrong D, Nicotera T. Oxidative damage to DNA in diabetes mellitus. Lancet. 1996 Feb 17; 347(8999):444-5.
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  27. Leshin B, Cook SR, Frye DW. Cryomold: a device for tissue embedding in Mohs micrographic surgery. J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1991 Mar; 17(3):234-6.
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