Pediatrics Scholar to Offer Lecture at Niagara University on Childhood Obesity
Dr. Stephen Cook, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will discuss the social determinants of health and childhood obesity during a Nov. 9 presentation at Niagara University.
The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on the NU campus. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Cook will discuss how the identification of social determinants of health has evolved and impacts the health of children and families, with an emphasis on childhood obesity. He will talk about innovative models for screening and linking populations in need of assistance through a collaboration with healthcare providers.
Dr. Cook is dual trained in pediatric and adult internal medicine. He holds a B.S. in biology from Niagara University, an M.D. from SUNY Buffalo and an M.P.H. from the University of Rochester.