Deborah Cook


Deborah Cook, MD, FRCPC, MSc(Epid), CRC, CAHS, FRS

McMaster University

Principal Investigator:

2015 Transformative Grant Program Pilot Study — PROSPECT: Probiotics to Prevent Severe Pneumonia and Endotracheal Colonization Trial (TG 2015-20-P)

2012 Core Research Program Grant — Probiotics: PRevention Of Severe Pneumonia and Endotracheal Colonization Trial (PROSPECT): A Feasibility Pilot Trial (CORE 2012-14)

Deborah Cook practices critical care medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.  At McMaster University, she is Professor of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Academic Chair of Critical Care. Her multi-method multi-disciplinary research interests include life support technology, risk factors for critical illness, prevention of ICU-acquired complications, end-of-life choices, and research ethics.  Her methodological work has helped to improve the design, implementation and reporting of randomized trials and systematic reviews.  As a Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation in Critical Care, and former Chair of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group, Dr. Cook has published 500 peer-review articles and supervised many trainees and faculty. Dr. Cook has received numerous local, national and international awards for her clinical, educational and research excellence including Fellowship of the Royal Society.