Assistant Director for the NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)
Co-lead with Jim Olds of NSF Neuroscience
In her role as head of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, Cook will be a key member of the National Science Foundation’s senior management and policy team. She will direct an SBE staff of 119 and manage a budget of approximately $250 million. Dr. Cook was Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern from 1996 to 2012 and past President of the Gerontological Society.