Department of Sociology & Legal Studies; School of Public Health & Health Systems, University of Waterloo
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 36585
Dr. Cooke is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Legal Studies at the School of Public Health and Health System at the University of Waterloo, cross-appointed to the School of Pharmacy. He is currently an Affiliated Scientist with the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact and Co-Director of the Waterloo Survey Research Centre. A sociologist and demographer, his major research interests are the social demography and well-being of Indigenous peoples and social policy over the life course. He is currently the academic co-Lead on the Healthy Weights Connection, a PHAC-funded intervention project to improve service delivery to off-reserve Métis and First Nations children and youth.
Cooke, M., & O’Sullivan, E. (2014). The Impact of Migration on the First Nations Community Well-Being Index. Social Indicators Research, 122(2), 371-389.
Mitrou, F., Cooke, M., Povah, D., Mobila, E., Guimond, E., & Zubrick, S. (2014). Indigenous gaps not closing: Social determinants of health in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand from 1981–2006. BMC Public Health, 14(201).
Cooke, M., Guimond, E., & McWhirter, J. (2008). The changing well-being of older registered Indians: An application of the Registered Indian Human Development Index. Canadian Journal on Aging, 27 (4), 385-398.
Cooke, M., Mitrou, F., Lawrence, D., Guimond, E., & Beavon, D. (2007). Indigenous well-being in four countries: An application of the UNDP's Human Development Index to Indigenous Peoples in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 7 (9). doi 10.1186/1472-698X-7-9
Cooke, M., Mitrou, F., Lawrence, D., Guimond, E., & Beavon, D. (2007). Indigenous well-being in four countries: An application of the UNDP's Human Development Index to Indigenous Peoples in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. In D. Raphael (Ed.). Health Promotion and Quality of Life in Canada: Essential Readings. Toronto: Canadian Scholar’s Press.