Stephanie Cook

Dr. Stephanie Cook is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Social and Behavioral Sciences at New York University (NYU)’s School of Global Public Health with expertise in longitudinal research design and methodology. Dr. Cook has wide expertise in the development of statistical models for determining associations between biological and behavioral risk factors and health outcomes in small and large population-based cohort and intervention study designs online and in the physical environment.

More specifically, as the Principal Investigator of the Attachment and Health Disparities Research Laboratory, Dr. Cook’s research team assesses the associations of attachment-related functioning and health disparities among racial/ethnic and/or sexual minorities. Dr. Cook is is currently running several studies that address how individuals perceive social stressors related to being at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, and how these perceptions may influence various health outcomes, including physiological stress biomarkers.

Selected Publications
  1. Relia, K., Li, Z., Cook, S. H., & Chunara, R. (August, 2019). Race, ethnicity and national origin-based discrimination in social media and hate crimes across 100 U.S. cities. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Web and Social Media.
  2. Cook, S.H, Wood, E. P, & Chunara, R. (2019). Daily microaggressions and mood in a community-based sample of young gay and bisexual men: A focus on within-person daily processes. Currents, 1(1), 38-49.
  3. Cook, S. H., Juster, R. P., Calebs, B. J., Heinze, J., & Miller, A. (2017). Cortisol profiles differ by race/ethnicity among young sexual minority men. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75, 1–4.
  4. Cook, S. H., Bauermeister, J. A., & Zimmerman, M. (2015). Sex differences in virtual network characteristics and sexual risk behavior among emerging adults. Journal of Emerging Adulthood, 4(4), 284-297.
  5. Cook, S. H., Bauermeister, J. A., Gordon-Messer, D., & Zimmerman, M. (2012). Online network influences on emerging adults’ alcohol and drug use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(11), 1674-86.