Dr. Stephen Cook, MD, MPH, is dual trained in pediatric and adult-internal medicine. After completing his residency and a chief resident year in Buffalo NY, he joined the Golisano Children's Hospital at URMC in 2001. He completed an academic pediatric fellowship here, during which time he focused on his research and clinical aspects on nutrition, physical activity, obesity and the metabolic complications that arise. As a pediatrician, he sees firsthand the health implications that result from poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and obesity. And as a researcher, Dr. Cook has focused on implementing obesity prevention interventions in day care centers and health care providers as well as clinical studies of the cardio-vascular complications of obesity and tobacco use/exposure in adolescents. And now, Dr. Cook has taken on another role. He’s an advocate with the American Heart Association working to improve policies that improve the cardiovascular health of all.