Andrew J Cook, Ph.D.
Dr. Andrew Cook is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, and Health Behavior Coordinator and Co-Director of Psychology Training at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.
He has been involved in pain management services, research, and training for more than 20 years. His enthusiasm for interdisciplinary pain management developed during his graduate training, and he has since worked in interdisciplinary pain programs in three countries. His research interests have included chronic pain assessment technologies, pain beliefs, age group differences, and chronic pain in returning veterans. He has trained students, residents and fellows in psychology, psychiatry, anesthesiology, physical medicine, nursing, social work, and other allied health disciplines for many years. He has served on grant and scholarship review panels for graduate education, and has promoted interprofessional education at the local and national levels. He is a consultant and trainer for the national VA cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain program, and has served on the Central Texas VA Pain Oversight Committee for 5 years.
Dr. Cook is a longstanding member of the American Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, and Society of Behavioral Medicine. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the New Zealand Pain Society. He is a reviewer for numerous pain and health/medicine journals. He has published multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on topics related to chronic pain management.