Stephen R. Cook, M.D., M.P.H.

Stephen R. Cook, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2821
Fax: (585) 273-1037
Administrative: (585) 275-7813

Journal Articles

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Edwards K, Stewart P, Cook S, Seplaki C, Rich D, and I. Fernandez. "The Relative Costs of High- vs. Low-Energy-Density Foods and More vs. Less Healthful Beverages Consumed by Children." Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2016; .
Cook, S;. "Evaluating Community-Clinical Engagement to Address Childhood Obesity: Implications and Recommendations for the Field". National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research. 2016; .
Kushner, RF; Butsch, WS; Kahan, S; Machineni, S; Cook, S; Aronne, LJ. "Obesity Coverage on Medical Licensing Examinations in the United States. What Is Being Tested?". Teaching and Learning in Medicine - An International Journal. 2016; . Link
2015 Sep 1
Sperling LS, Mechanick JI, Neeland IJ, Herrick CJ, Despr├ęs JP, Ndumele CE, Vijayaraghavan K, Handelsman Y, Puckrein GA, Araneta MR, Blum QK, Collins KK, Cook S, Dhurandhar NV, Dixon DL, Egan BM, Ferdinand DP, Herman LM, Hessen SE, Jacobson TA, Pate RR, Ratner RE, Brinton EA, Forker AD, Ritzenthaler LL, Grundy SM. "The CardioMetabolic Health Alliance: Working Toward a New Care Model for the Metabolic Syndrome." Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2015 Sep 1; 66(9):1050-67.
Hadjiyannakis S, Buchholz A, Chanoine JP, Jetha MM, Gaboury L, Hamilton J, Birken C, Morrison KM, Legault L, Cook S, Lyons J, Sharma AM, Ball GDC. "The Edmonton Obesity Staging System for Pediatrics (EOSS-P): A proposed clinical staging system for pediatric obesity. In Press." Paediatrics & Child Health. 2015; .
2013 Apr
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." The Journal of pediatrics. 2013 Apr; 162(4):857-61. Epub 2012 Oct 23.
Dillion, T., Cook, S. "Can the Metabolic Syndrome be defined in Children?". Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports. 2013; 7(4): 270-274.
2011 Dec
Cook S, Kavey RE. "Dyslipidemia and pediatric obesity." Pediatric clinics of North America. 2011 Dec; 58(6):1363-73, ix.
2011 Jun 14
Balagopal PB, de Ferranti SD, Cook S, Daniels SR, Gidding SS, Hayman LL, McCrindle BW, Mietus-Snyder ML, Steinberger J, , , . "Nontraditional risk factors and biomarkers for cardiovascular disease: mechanistic, research, and clinical considerations for youth: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association." Circulation. 2011 Jun 14; 123(23):2749-69. Epub 2011 May 09.
2011 May
Foltz, J.L., Cook, S., Szilagyi, P.G., Auinger, P., Stewart, P.A., Bucher, S., Baldwin, C. "U.S. Adolescent Nutrition, Exercise and Screen-time Levels Prior to National Recommendations". Clinical Pediatrics. 2011; 50(5): 424-433.
Homer, C; Barlow, SE; Bolling, DF; Cook, SR; Liu, LL; Rogers, VW. "The Primary Care Pediatrician's Role in Obesity Prevention, Assessment and Management: Voices of Experience". Childhood Obesity. 2011; 7(3): 169-176.
2010 Jul
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." The Journal of clinical psychiatry. 2010 Jul; 71(7):949-54. Epub 2010 May 04.
2010 May
Tschamler JM, Conn KM, Cook SR, Halterman JS. "Underestimation of children's weight status: views of parents in an urban community." Clinical pediatrics. 2010 May; 49(5):470-6. Epub 2009 May 15.
2010 Feb
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. Epub 2010 Jan 18.
2009 Dec 22
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." Diabetology & metabolic syndrome. 2009 Dec 22; 1:29. Epub 2009 Dec 22.
2009 Sep
Cook S, Auinger P, Huang TT. "Growth curves for cardio-metabolic risk factors in children and adolescents." The Journal of pediatrics. 2009 Sep; 155(3):S6.e15-26.
2009 Sep
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." The Journal of pediatrics. 2009 Sep; 155(3):S6.e9-13.
2009 Jun
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. Epub 2008 Oct 09.
Skelton JA, Cook SR, Auinger P, Klein JD, Barlow SE. "Prevalence and trends of severe obesity among US children and adolescents." Academic pediatrics. 2009 9(5):322-9. Epub 2009 Jun 27.
2008 Dec
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." The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 2008 Dec; 93(12):4780-6. Epub 2008 Sep 23.
2008 Jul 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. Epub 2008 Jun 30.
2008 Feb
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." The Journal of pediatrics. 2008 Feb; 152(2):165-70. Epub 2007 Oct 22.
2008 Jan
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." Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2008 Jan; 108(1):82-90.
2007 Oct
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." Annals of epidemiology. 2007 Oct; 17(10):782-90. Epub 2007 Aug 13.
2007 May
Ford, E., Li, C., Cook, S., Choi, H.K.,. "Serum Concentrations of Uric Acid and the Metabolic Syndrome Among US Children and Adolescents"". Circulation. 2007; 115(19): 2528-2532.
Stahlhut, R.W., Van Wijngaarden, E., Dye, T.D., Cook, S., Swan, S. H. "Concentrations of Urinary Phthalate metabolites Are Associated with Increased Waist Circumference and Insuling Resistance in Adult U.S. Males". Environmental Health Perspectives. 2007; 115(19).
2006 Dec
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.
2006 Nov
Li C, Ford E, Mokdad A, Cook S. "Recent Waist Circumference Trends and Waist to Height Ratio among US Children and Adolescents"". Pediatrics. 2006; 118((5)).
2006 May
Hazel-Fernandez LA, Klorman R, Wallace JM, Cook S. "Methylphenidate improves aspects of executive function in African American children with ADHD." Journal of attention disorders. 2006 May; 9(4):582-9.
2005 Aug 9
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. Epub 2005 Aug 01.
2005 Jul
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.
2004 Oct
Cook S. "The metabolic syndrome: antecedent of adult cardiovascular disease in pediatrics." The Journal of pediatrics. 2004 Oct; 145(4):427-30.
2003 Aug
Cook SR, Weitzman M, Auinger P, Nguyen M, Dietz W. "Prevalence of a metabolic syndrome phenotype in adolescents: findings from the National Health And Examination Survey, 1988-1994." Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2003; 157((8)): 821-827.
1996 Feb 17
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.
Wilfley DE, Staiano AE, Altman M, Lindros J, Lima A, Hassink SG, Dietz WH, Cook S. "and The Improving Access and Systems of Care for Evidence-based Childhood Obesity Treatment Conference Workgroup. Improving access and systems of care for evidence-based childhood obesity treatment: Conference key findings and next steps". Obesity 2016,. .
Wiesenthal, E, Cook, S, Fagnano, M, Halterman, J. "Asthma and Overweight/Obese: Double Trouble for Urban Children". Journal of Asthma. .
Butsch, WS; Kahan, S; Macineni, S; Cook, S; Aronne, LA. "Obesity Coverage on medical licensing Examination in the United Stated. What is Being Tested?". Teaching and Learning in medicine. .


Cook, S, Sahler OJ, Carr JE.. "Obesity". The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care. 4th edition. : Hogrefe Publis, 2016.
Evans, K., Cook, S. "Obesity". The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care. Sahler OJ, Carr JE. Cambridge: Hogrefe Publishing, 2012. 193-8
Cook S. "Cardiometabolic Risk of Obesity". Performing Preventive Services: A Bright Futures Handbook.. Tanski S, Garfunkel L, Duncan P, Weitzman M. Chicago: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010. 167-174
Foltz, J., Cook, S. "Epidemiology of the Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents". Contemporary Endocrinology. Zeitler and Nadeau. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2008.
Cook SR. "Metabolic Syndrome". Pediatric Clinical Advisor. Garfunkle, Kaczorowski, & Christy. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Mosby Elsevier, 2007.