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Edwin H. Cook Jr. MD

  • Earl M Bane Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director, Program for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Edwin Cook is the Director of Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Director of Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UI Health. Dr. Cook is board certified in both Psychiatry and Neurology. He specializes in treating ADHD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Stuttering. Dr. Cook is also the Earl M. Bane Professor.

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Marc Atkins PhD

  • Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
  • Director, Institute for Juvenile Research
  • Director, Dissemination and Implentation Research and Policy Program, UIC CCTS Community Engaged Research Core
Dr. Atkins is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also directs the Dissemination and Implementation Research and Policy Program for UIC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research. He is a recipient of numerous grants from the NIMH and private foundations in the areas of childhood ADHD and aggression and community mental health services for children and families living in high poverty urban communities. His work has examined new models for mental health practice in urban communities to address long-standing disparities in mental health care. He is a frequent consultant to the Chicago Public Schools, as well as the Illinois Division of Mental Health and the Illinois State Board of Education and the Chicago Department of Health, on guidelines for school and community based mental health programs and practices.

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