Dr. Cooke's research focuses on how healthcare policy, the healthcare system, and individual patient characteristics interact to shape the quality and efficiency of ICU (intensive care unit) care delivery. This includes characterizing the drivers of variation in the use, quality, and costs of critical care services, with a specific focus on practice variation and regional and organizational contributors, and understanding [and removing] racial, socioeconomic, and health insurance based disparities in critical care. Much of Dr. Cooke’s research is based upon the premise that critical care, when delivered to inappropriate patients, may cause harm and increases healthcare spending without appreciable benefit.
- M.D., Ohio State University
- M.S., Health and Health Care Research, University of Michigan
- M.S., Epidemiology, University of Washington
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan