Dr. Keith Cook is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in its Department of Biomedical Engineering. Prior to his appointment at CMU, Dr. Cook was a Research Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering and in Surgery at the University of Michigan. It was at the University of Michigan where Dr. Cook obtained his BSE in both Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science. He received his MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Dr. Cook’s research interests include:
Advanced Respiratory Support: design and development of artificial lungs, liquid ventilation hardware and techniques, and animal models of lung disease
Blood-Biomaterial Interactions: development of biomaterials offering endothelial-like properties to increase the longevity of blood processing artificial organs
Pulmonary Drug Delivery: development of perfluorocarbon emulsions for intra-pulmonary drug delivery to treat lung disease
Right Ventricular Function: mathematical modeling of right ventricular function to better understand dysfunction under stressed states, such as high afterload and hypoxia
Dr. Cook is a member of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs and the Biomedical Engineering Society. For the National Institutes of Health, he serves on the Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review. He is an Editor of the Respiratory Support Section for the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) Journal. In addition, Dr. Cook is a reviewer for numerous publications, including but not limited to, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, and Critical Care Medicine.
View a list of Dr. Cook’s publications here.