Faculty and Staff

Eric J. Cooks, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Office: Weimer Hall - 2044 Phone: 352-273-2152 Email:


Dr. Eric Cooks is a communication scientist whose research strives to answer questions of how technology-mediated communication can be leveraged to deliver culturally appropriate cancer prevention messaging and address cancer health disparities. His research largely takes a social identity and information-processing lens to explore how diverse patient groups engage with virtual interventions design to communicate the importance of cancer screening using virtual clinicians. Dr. Cooks’ current research is supported by a NCI, National Cancer Institute, T32 grant and is focused on informing evidence-based adaptation of the Meet ALEX intervention.