- MEM (Masters of Environmental Management) Resource Ecology Concentration, Duke School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
- BS - Plant Science, University of California at Davis
Allison Cook is a program 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. She has a particular interest in social epigenomics, cancer and the environment, global health, and long-term effects of exposure to radiation and toxins.
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 (DCCPS) Behavioral Research Program (BRP), where she provided broad administrative support. She presently co-chairs the Infectious Agents and Cancer Epidemiology Research (IACER) Group in EGRP, as well as a data linkages sub-committee of the Climate Change Strategic Priorities Work Group, which is DCCPS-wide.
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. She is a member of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS).