Allison Cook
Extramural Support Specialist, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E220, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Cancer and the Environment
  • Global Health
  • Risk Communication about Environmental Public Health
  • Long-term Effects of Exposure to Radiation and Toxins
  • Food Security
  • Urban Public Health Systems


  • M.E.M. (Masters of Environmental Management)
    Resource Ecology Concentration
    Duke School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • B.S. - Plant Science
    University of California at Davis


Allison Cook is an Extramural Support Specialist in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP). Her responsibilities include providing programmatic and administrative support to EGRP's Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch.

Ms. Cook has worked for NIH since 2004. Prior to joining EGRP, she held a position in the Tobacco Control Research Program (TCRB) within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Science's Behavioral Research Program (BRP), where she provided broad administrative support. This included assisting with travel planning, travel authorizations of all types, grants management, large-scale archiving, and other support functions for the Branch. She was also previously responsible for a range of tasks for the Office of the Associate Director in BRP, including high-volume travel support, scheduling, organizing meetings, preparation of small contracts, and other projects as needed.

In her former career as an environmental consultant, she prepared an Environmental Impact Statement for the National Science Foundation's United States Antarctic Program, supervised Environmental Protection Agency contracts in the areas of Global Change and Environmental Hazard Assessment at a consulting firm, and prepared a National Environmental Policy Act guidance manual for the President's Council on Environmental Quality. Prior to that, Ms. Cook worked in California agriculture, including on a diversified farm, and in plant breeding for a seed company.

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