Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University

Dr. Joan Cook is an Associate Professor in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and a 2015 Public Voices Fellow at The Op-Ed Project.

She has numerous publications in the traumatic stress and geriatric mental health fields, including scientific papers on the phenomenology, assessment and treatment of older adult trauma survivors.

Dr. Cook has worked clinically with a range of trauma survivors, including combat veterans and former prisoners of war, men and women who have been physically and sexually assaulted in childhood and adulthood, and survivors of the World Trade Center bombing.

She is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to study the implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD in community settings.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University


2015 APA Division 56 Outstanding Service Award to the Field of Trauma Psychology