Ian A. Cook, MD DFAPA
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Translating Advances in Neuroscience to Improved Health Care
Precision Medicine, Treatment Innovation, and Health IT

The brain is wider than the sky,
    For, put them side by side,
The one the other will include
    With ease, and you beside.

            -- Emily Dickinson, Life CXXVI

The human brain has been described as the most complex object in the known Universe. Despite explosive growth in scientific understanding over the past century, many questions remain

  • What is the brain doing, when an individual is well, when there is a clinical problem, or when a person is having a peak experience and is 'better than fine'?
  • How do successful treatments lead to wellness for people with common brain disorders (e.g., depression, epilepsy, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD)?
  • What if you could choose to change how your brain functions?

Translating developments in neuroscience into better treatments for the millions of people experiencing brain disorders has been my professional passion. Over the past quarter century at UCLA, I've worked at improving diagnostic technologies and biomarkers to match patient to treatment more effectively (sometmes termed 'precision medicine'), and have investigated medications and psychotherapy in clinical trials. More recently I've focused on health IT -- how machine learning and mobile apps can improve health care -- and new neuromodulation treatments -- therapies that use electric or magnetic signals to treat disorders. I've worked as well to move trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) out of the research lab and into widespread clinical use in the U.S. and worldwide at NeuroSigma, Inc. This is my professional activities website.

After many years of advancing excellence in clinical care, research, and teaching,
Dr. Cook concluded his work at UCLA at the end of June, 2018.

His new practice, the Los Angeles TMS Institute, Inc., is now open
and providing advanced treatment options for depression and other disorders.

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