Fran Cook
Faculty Director and Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Cook is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan School) and at the Harvard Medical School. He is the Deputy-Chairman and former Acting Chair of the Department of Epidemiology with responsibilities for the teaching matters of that department. In the past six years he has taught or directed 40 offerings of nine different courses at the Harvard Chan School. He developed and directs the Summer-Only Master of Science (SM) in Epidemiology and the Summer-Only Master of Public Health (MPH in Clinical Effectiveness) Degree Programs at the Harvard Chan School. He also directs the Concentration in Clinical Effectiveness within the MPH Program, which is the largest of the MPH Concentrations. He is the academic advisor for approximately 190 students at the Harvard Chan School. Dr. Cook is a Co-Director of the seven-week Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard Chan School, which each summer trains over 250 clinicians from the Harvard Hospitals and from other national and international sites with the quantitative skills that are needed for clinical research. He also helped develop and is a Co-Director for the Programa de Efectividad Clinica in Buenos Aires. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Center for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders Heath Disparities Research at the University of Hawaii. He has won Citations for Excellence in Teaching from the the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on four occasions, the Alumni Award of Merit from the Harvard Chan School for his teaching and mentoring, the Teaching Award from the Center of Clinical Investigation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is a member of the Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers, a national recognition sponsored by the American Schools and Programs of Public Health and Pfizer.

He is the Deputy-Chairman and former Acting Chair of the Department of Epidemiology with responsibilities for the teaching matters of that department. In the past six years he has taught or directed 40 offerings of nine different courses at the Harvard Chan School. He developed and directs the Summer-Only Master of Science (SM) in Epidemiology and the Summer-Only Master of Public Health (MPH in Clinical Effectiveness) Degree Programs at the Harvard Chan School. He also directs the Concentration in Clinical Effectiveness within the MPH Program, which is the largest of the MPH Concentrations. He is the academic advisor for approximately 190 students at the Harvard Chan School. Dr. Cook is a Co-Director of the seven-week Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard Chan School, which each summer trains over 250 clinicians from the Harvard Hospitals and from other national and international sites with the quantitative skills that are needed for clinical research. He also helped develop and is a Co-Director for the Programa de Efectividad Clínica in Buenos Aires. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Center for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders Heath Disparities Research at the University of Hawaii. He has won Citations for Excellence in Teaching from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on four occasions, the Alumni Award of Merit from the Harvard Chan School for his teaching and mentoring, the Teaching Award from the Center of Clinical Investigation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is a member of the Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers, a national recognition sponsored by the American Schools and Programs of Public Health and Pfizer.

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