Paul F Cook
|Institution||University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus|
|Department||College of Nursing|
| - 2011||2011 College of Nursing Dean's Teaching Award, University of Colorado|
| - 2009||2009 College of Nursing Dean's Teaching Award, University of Colorado|
| - 2009||Finalist, New Innovator Award, NIH Director's Office|
My research program is focused on the interdisciplinary science of health behavior change, the process of using psychological interventions to improve behaviors related to disease prevention and self-management. Within this broad area, I have focused particularly on interventions to improve adherence to medications for chronic illness. This work builds on my training as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapy researcher, and on my professional experience designing and evaluating telehealth nurse counseling interventions. My past research includes published studies of telephonic, psychologically based counseling to improve treatment adherence for depression, endometriosis, osteoporosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, HIV, and ulcerative colitis. This work was featured in a 2006 invited chapter for the book Promoting Treatment Adherence: A Practical Handbook for Health Care Practitioners (Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA), and in a 2010 invited state-of-the-science address at the Western Institute of Nursing Research (WIN) conference. Most recently, I developed counseling protocols for in-person adherence counseling by glaucoma educators; this approach led to a publication from pilot data and a currently funded multi-site randomized controlled trial. I also have current R21 funding from NIH to study everyday psychological experiences that predict HIV medication adherence, and foundation support for a community-based project to reduce pediatric obesity at Head Start using motivational interviewing.
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