Judith A. Cook


University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
1601 West Taylor Street (M/C 912)
Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 355-3921
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Cook, J.A., Burke-Miller, J.K., Grey, D.D., Coccohoba, J. et al. (2014). Do HIV-positive women receive depression treatment that meets best practice guidelines? AIDS and Behavior, DOI 10.1007/s10461-013-0679-6.

Cook, J.A., Jonikas, J.A., Hamilton, M.M. et al. (2013). Impact of Wellness Recovery Action Planning on service utilization and need in a randomized controlled trial. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36(4), 250–257.

Cook, J.A., Copeland, M.E., Jonikas, J.A., Hamilton, M.M., Razzano, L.A. et al. (2012). Results of a randomized controlled trial of mental illness self-management using Wellness Recovery Action Planning. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38(4), 881-891.

Cook, J.A., Copeland, M.E., Floyd, C.B. et al. (2012). Impact of Wellness Recovery Action Planning on depression, anxiety, and recovery: results of a randomized controlled trial. Psychiatric Services, 63(6), 541-547.

Cook, J.A. (2011). Associations between use of cocaine and HIV-1 disease progression: research findings and implications for mother-to-infant transmission. Life Sciences, 88, 931–939.

Cook, J.A., Steigman, P., Pickett, S.A., Diehl, S. et al., (2011). Randomized controlled trial of peer-led recovery education using Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support (BRIDGES). Schizophrenia Research. 136(1-3), 36-42.

Cook, J.A., Shore, S.E., Burke-Miller, J.A., Jonikas, J.A., Ferrara, M., Colegrove, S., et al. (2010). Participatory action research to establish self-directed care for mental health recovery in Texas. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34(2), 137–144.

Cook, J.A., Mock, L.O., Jonikas, J.A. et al. (2009). Prevalence of psychiatric and substance use disorders among single mothers nearing lifetime welfare eligibility limits, Archives of General Psychiatry, 66(3), 249-258.

Cook, J.A., Burke-Miller, J.K., Cohen, M.H. et al. (2008). Crack cocaine, disease progression, and mortality in a multi-center cohort of HIV-1 positive women," AIDS, 22(11), 1355-1363.

Cook, J.A., Ruggiero, K., Shore, S., et al. (2007). Public-academic collaboration in the application of evidence-based practice in Texas mental health system redesign, International Journal of Mental Health, 36(2), 36–49.

Cook, J.A. (2006). Employment barriers for persons with psychiatric disabilities: a report for the President's New Freedom Commission. Psychiatric Services, 57(10), 1-15.

Cook, J.A., Leff, H.S., Blyler, C., et al. (2005). Results of a multi-site randomized trial of supported employment interventions for individuals with severe mental illness. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 505-512.

Cook, J.A., Lehman, A., Drake, R., et al. (2005). Integration of psychiatric and vocational services: a multi-site randomized, controlled trial of supported employment." American Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 1948-1956.


Judith A. Cook

Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy

Dr. Cook is an internationally recognized authority on mental health services research, specifically the study of clinical and rehabilitation outcomes of children and adults receiving community-based care. She directs a federally funded research center along with numerous grants focused on intervention science and psychiatric epidemiology. She designs and implements innovative programs to enhance health and behavioral health of vulnerable populations. She works with federal, state and local authorities on behavioral health service system redesign and alternative financing strategies. Her recent work focuses on randomized controlled trials of evidence-based practice treatments for serious mental illness, and outcomes of individuals with co-occurring mental illness and chronic medical conditions. She consults with federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health, Social Security Administration, Department of Labor, Government Accountability Office, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Veteran’s Administration. She is currently the Principal Investigator for the first national study of the prevalence of psychiatric and substance use disorders among women living with HIV/AIDS. She was a member of the NIMH Study Section on Mental Health Services in Specialty Settings from 2006-2009.

mental health services; psychiatric epidemiology; integration of health and behavioral health, psychiatric rehabilitation; HIV/AIDS treatment outcomes; substance use and mental health; behavioral health service system redesign


  • Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, 2012.
  • 2011 Award for Career Contributions to the Sociology of HIV/AIDS, Sociologists AIDS Network
  • Researcher of the Year Award in Clinical Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
  • John Beard Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, USPRA, 2008
  • Eli Lilly Reintegration Award, 1st Place Winner for Employment Programs, Eli Lilly & Co, 2006
  • National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers Award, NARRTC, 2004
  • William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award, American Sociological Association, 2003
  • 2003 Researcher Award, Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greater Chicago
  • 2002 Mentor of the Year Award, Chancellor's Office, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Armin Loeb Award for Excellence in Psychosocial Rehabilitation Research, IAPSRS, 1995

American Public Health Association, American Sociological Association, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, International AIDS Society


National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-occurring Medical Conditions (NIDRR, H133B100028); Prevalence of DSM-IV Disorders in an Multi-Center HIV+ Women's Cohort (NIMH, R01MH089830); Mental Illness Self-Management Through Wellness Recovery Action Planning (NIMH, R34MH085051); Multisite Study of Self-Directed Care for People with Serious Mental Illness (NIMH, R34MH101364).