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Matthew J Cook MPH

TitleUniversity Director
InstitutionUConn Health Center
DepartmentCenter for Quantitative Medicine
AddressMC 6029
195 Farmington Avenue, Suite 220, MC 6029
263 Farmington Avenue
Phone860-679-3075
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    TitleAdjunct Instructor
    InstitutionUConn Health Center
    DepartmentCommunity Medicine and Health Care
    DivisionGraduate Program in Public Health

    TitleUniversity Director
    InstitutionUConn Health Center
    DepartmentOffice of the CIO


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    1997Distinguished Research Work in the Social Sciences, Fairfield University
    1997Distinguished Contribution in the Field of Psychology Award, Fairfield University
    2006Volunteer of the Year Award, Connecticut Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking
    2006Community Volunteer Award, Capitol Area Substance Abuse Council
    2006Recognition Award, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership
    2012Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, University of Connecticut Beta Rho Chapter

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    Mr. Cook is a University Director for Education & Outreach within the Center for Quantitative Medicine, Director of Research IT and Informatics within the Office of the CIO, and Director at the Office of the Vice President for Research at UConn Storrs. He also holds an adjunct instructor appointment within the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care where he teaches a course on public health informatics.

    Prior to his current roles within the University, Mr. Cook served as Project Director of the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive program within the CICATS Division of Biomedical Informatics. He oversaw and directed the State of Connecticut's Medicaid EHR Incentive program, a joint effort between the University and the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services. For five years, he has worked closely with community health centers and physicians on the adoption, use and implementation of health information technology (IT) including electronic health records. He was previously the project manager for the team which is developing educational modules to teach and train physicians and their staff on health IT as part of the eHealthConnecticut Health IT Regional Extension Center. He also has managed a variety of research informatics projects for the University including Profiles Research Networking Software (the site you are using currently).

    Mr. Cook's research interests include public health informatics applications such as immunization information systems and registries, consumer health informatics, and physician adoption and use of clinical information systems and Health Information Technology.

    He is also a member of the Special Populations Committee of the Health Information Technology Exchange of Connecticut (HITE-CT) which is charged with developing policies and educational materials related to consumer and patient education about the state's newly created health information exchange. Besides his work at UConn, Mr. Cook has also taught Health Informatics and Public Health Informatics courses at Capital Community College as part of the Health IT Workforce Development and Training Program.


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    1. Morse T, Bracker A, Warren N, Goyzueta J, Cook M. Characteristics of effective health and safety committees: survey results. Am J Ind Med. 2013 Feb; 56(2):163-79. PMID: 22886771.
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    2. Fifield J, Cook MJ, Crowell R, Agresta T. Family Medicine. "I Don't Want the Front Desk Staff to See My Whole Medical History": Patient Perspectives On Health IT In Practice. 2011; Vol 43(Suppl 1).
    3. Cook MJ, Crowell R, Fifield J, Agresta T, Safety.Net Collaborative. Safety.Net: Transforming Health Care Through the Use of Health Information Technology in Community-Based Health Organizations. 2009.
    4. Crowell R, Fifield J, Agresta T, Cook M, Diadoo D. Family Medicine. Participatory Planning for HIT in Safety Net Health Organizations: Goals, Challenges and the Role of Collaboration. 2009; Vol 41(Suppl 1).
    5. Crowell R, Agresta T, Cook MJ, Fifield J, Demurjian S, Carter S, Becerra-Ortiz I, Tracey L, Vegdad S, Polineni K. In: S. Murugesan (Ed). Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0 and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social Applications. Using a Web-based Collaboration Portal and Wiki for Making Health Information Technology Decisions. 2009; 682-698.
    6. Cook MJ. Underage Alcohol Consumption in the United States: Associations with Access Laws, Alcohol Excise Taxes and Enforcement Practices. Master's Theses. Paper 7. 2008.
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