Dr. Cook is a clinical psychologist experienced in providing integrated behavioral health services in primary care clinics and hospitals serving diverse and resilient urban and rural populations. He received his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed his internship at Cook County Stroger Hospital, the major public hospital in Chicago.
Scott worked for eight years in leadership and clinical roles in research, behavioral health, youth services, and community services at Howard Brown Health, serving the diverse LGBTQIA+ communities of Chicago. He was the deputy director of Finding Answers, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a faculty member for the Taking Action on Overuse Fellowship program, and serves on the FamiliesUSA Health Equity Task Force.
He works at UChicago Medicine in quality improvement and organizational development roles to eliminate health inequities. He also partners with his teammates to advance the organization’s equity, diversity, and inclusion innovation agenda. Dr. Cook is a founding co-chair of the University of Chicago LGBT+ Resource Group, a recipient of the University’s Diversity Leadership Award and has volunteered in multiple capacities in community organizations, including serving eight years in various leadership positions as a board member of TPAN.