Dr. Sara Cook


  • Case Western Reserve University – PHD – Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Case Western Reserve University – MPH – Epidemiology
  • University of Chicago – BA – Sociology

Research Interests

  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Injury
  • Mental Health


  • Chen JY, Nassereldine H, Cook SB, Thornblade LW, Dellinger EP, Flum DR.  Paradoxical association of hyperglycemia and surgical complications among patients with and without diabetes.  JAMA Surgery 2022 Sep 1;157(9):765-770.
  • Patterson J, Cook SB, Firoozabadi R.  Early hip survival after open reduction internal fixation of acetabular fracture.  European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology  May, 20 2022
  • Fennern EB, Farjah F, Chen JY, Verdial FC, Cook SB, Wolff EM, Khandelwal S.  Use of post-discharge heparin prophylaxis and the risk of venous thromboembolism and bleeding following bariatric surgery. Surgical Endoscopy 2020 Oct 6.
  • Yao JJ, Cook SB, Gee AO, Kweon CY, Hagen MS. What is the survivorship after hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement? A large-database study.  Clinical Orthopedics Related Research June 17, 2020.
  • Kirby AC, Park S, Cook SB, Odem-Davis K, Gore J, Wolff EM, Practice patterns for women with overactive bladder syndrome: time between medications and third-line treatments. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.  July 2, 2020 26(7):431-436
  • Van Esch P, Duffy SM, Teufel J, Northey G, Elder E, Frethey-Bentham C, Cook SB, Heller J.  Helping seniors be active and independent for less. Journal of Social Marketing. 2019 Apr 8
  • Peng X, Brenner LA, Mathai AJ, Cook SB, Fuchs D, Postolache N, et al. Moderation of the relationship between Toxoplasma gondii seroposivity and trait impulsivity in younger men by the phenylalanine-tyrosine ratio. Psychiatry Research 2018 Dec270:992-1000
  • Dausey DJ, Biedrzycki PA, Cook SB, Teufel J, Vendeville M, Francis E. Planning and response to communicable disease on US domestic air flights.  Epidemiology (Sunnyvale) 6:225. 2016 doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000225
  • Cook SB, Reeves G, Teufel J, Postolache TT.  2015.  Persistence of racial disparities in prescription of first-generation antipsychotics in the US. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2015 Jul 1. doi: 10.1002/pds.3819
  • Cook SB, Brenner LA, Cloninger CR, Langenberg P, Igbide A, Giegling I, Hartmann AM, Konte B, Friedl M, Brundin L, Groer MW, Can A, Rujescu D, Postolache TT.  Latent infection with Toxoplasma gondii: association with trait aggression and impulsivity in healthy adults. Journal of Psychiatric Research 2015 60: 87-94
  • Cook SB, Frantz C, Shammin MD, Petersen J.  Measuring the transition to sustainability: from diagnosis to prescriptions for change. Solutions 2014 5(1): 70-78
  • Postolache TT, Cook SB.  Is latent infection with Toxoplasma gondii a risk factor for suicidal behavior? Expert Reviews in Anti-Infective Therapy 2013 11(4): 339-342.
  • Schulz R, Cook SB, Beach SR, Lingler JH, Martrire LM, Monin JK, Czaja SJ.  Magnitude and causes of bias among family caregivers rating Alzheimer disease. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2013 21(1): 14-25.
  • Cook SB. 2012.  Recent criminal offending and risk of suicide attempts: a national sample. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology 2013 48(5): 767-774
  • Cook SB, Davis MS. Assessing legal strains and risk of suicide using archives of court data. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. 2012 42(5) 495-506 
  • Harb S, Cook SB, Wael J, Marwick TH. Exercise testing in asymptomatic patients after revascularization: Are outcomes altered? Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012 172(11): 854-61.
  • Monin JK, Schulz R, Lemay EP, Cook SB. Linguistic markers of emotion regulation and cardiovascular reactivity among older caregiving spouses. Psychology of Aging. 2012 27(4):  903-911.
  • Schulz R, Beach SR, Cook SB, Martire LM, Tomlinson JM, Monin JK. Predictors and consequences of perceived lack of choice in becoming an informal caregiver. Aging and Mental Health 2012 16(6): 712-721.
  • Schulz R, Monin JK, Czaja SJ, Lingler J, Beach, SR, Martire LM, Dodds A, Hebert R, Zdaniuk B, Cook, SB. Measuring the experience and perception of suffering.  Gerontologist. 2010. 50(6): 774-84.
  • Monin JK, Schulz R, Feeney BC, Cook SB. Attachment insecurity and perceived partner suffering as predictors of personal distress. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.  2010 46(6): 1143-1147
  • Smyth KA, Fritsch T, Cook SB, McClendon MJ, Santillian CE, Friedland RP. Worker functions and traits associated with occupations and the development of AD. Neurology. 2004 63(3):498-503

Contact Information

Dr. Sara Cook

College: School of Health Professions

Department: Healthcare Leadership

[email protected]

Academic Program Director: Bachelor of Science Major in Healthcare Administration