Victoria Cook

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Victoria Cook


Assistant Professor






Research Interests

Respiratory Medicine, Tuberculosis, Aboriginal Health, Preventative Medicine, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


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Research Highlights


Education and Affiliations


Brown University, Human Biology, BA,

University of British Columbia, MD,


Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

•Cook VJ, Kurimoto L, Koertjojo K, Elwood RK, and FitzGerald JM.  The prevalence of latent TB infection and the influence of BCG vaccination on tuberculin skin test sensitivity in an Aboriginal population.  International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, 2006 Dec;10(12):1347-53.
•Cook VJ, Stark G, Roscoe DL, Kwong A and Elwood RK. Investigation of suspected laboratory cross-contamination: interpretation of single smear negative, positive cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2006;12(10):1021-1045.
•Wolfe JN, Blackwood-Antonation KS, Sharma MK, Cook VJ. A Case of Acquired Rifampin Resistance in Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Induced Cystitis – Necessity for Treatment Guidelines. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. 2006;17(3):186-188.
• Victoria J. Cook, MD; Sumi J. Sun, MPH; Jane Tapia, BSN; Stephen Q. Muth; D. Fermin Arguello, MD, MPH; Bryan L. Lewis, MPH; Richard B. Rothenberg, MD; Peter D. McElroy, PhD, MPH; and the Network Analysis Project Team*. Transmission network analysis in Tuberculosis contact investigations. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2007:196;1517-1527.
•Horsburgh CR Jr, Goldberg S, Bethel J, Chen S, Colson PW, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Hughes S, Shrestha-Kuwahara R, Sterling TR, Wall K, Weinfurter P; Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Latent TB infection treatment acceptance and completion in the United States and Canada. Chest. 2010 Feb;137(2):401-9. Epub 2009 Sep 30.
•Malhotra S, Cook VJ, Wolfe JN, Tang P, Elwood K, Sharma MK. A mutation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis rpoB gene confers rifampin resistance in three HIV-TB cases. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2010 Mar;90(2):152-7. Epub 2010 Jan 25.
•Cook VJ, Hu XJ, Swartz T. “Cox Regression with Covariates Missing Not At Random”.  Accepted for publication in Statistics in Biosciences. Nov 2010.
•Gardy JL, Johnston JC, Sui SJH, Cook VJC, Shah L, Brodkin E, Rempel S for BCCDC TB Control, Moore R, Zhao Y, Holt R, Varhol R, Birol I, Lem M, Sharma MK, Elwood K, Jones SJM, Brinkman FSL, Brunham RC, Tang P. “Whole Genome Sequencing and Social Network Analysis of a Tuberculosis Outbreak”. Accepted for publication in NEJM. December 2010.
•Yamada S, Richardson K, Tang M, Halaschek-Wiener J, Cook VJ, Fitzgerald JM, Elwood K, Marra F, Brooks-Wilson A. Genetic variation in carboxylesterase genes and susceptibility to isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity. Pharmacogenomics J. 2010 Dec;10(6):524-36. Epub 2010 Mar 2.

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