Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-4180
Fax: (505) 272-2570

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Linda S. Cook, PhD

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Contact Information

Email: LCook@salud.unm.edu

  • Tenured Professor
  • Co-Leader, Cancer Control Research Program, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center

Academic Career

Cook received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington in 1994, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash., in 1998. She joined the University of Calgary in 1998 and remained there until she joined UNM in 2007. In 2013, Cook became the co-leader of the Cancer Control Research Program at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Research Interests

Cook’s areas of research include general cancer epidemiology with a particular focus on identifying ways to reduce the occurrence of, and mortality from, ovarian, endometrial and breast cancer. Since coming to UNM, she has added the focus of the role of Hispanic ethnicity in cancer development and progression. She uses a variety of methods to identify biomarkers from biologic specimens, such as blood or tissue, to evaluate along with lifestyle, clinical and hereditary characteristics in carefully designed population studies.

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