Leigh Cook, APRNLeigh Cook, APRN-NP-NP

For Patient Appointments Call 402.552.6007

Clinic Practice Location:
Poynter Hall
42nd and Dewey, SW corner, 5th floor

Academic Office:
985578 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5578
Phone 402.552.6002

Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
Creighton University, 2007

Family Nurse Practitioner/Primary Mental Health Nurse Practitioner,
UNMC, 2013

Nursing, PhD (in progress),
UNMC, 2020

Biographical Sketch:
I have been a nurse practitioner since 2013 and have worked in the Nebraska Medicine Department of Psychiatry since 2015. Here, I have focused on Reproductive Psychiatry under the direction of Dr. Sharon Hammer as well as general adult psychiatry. I have a special interest in the mental and emotional health of mothers and families who have experienced traumatic pregnancies and births as well as those who have had a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I am currently involved in a HRSA grant which is focused on nurse practitioner-led behavioral health delivery in primary care through a consultation model using a registry. My role in this grant is as a mental health consultant working with a rural FQHC primary care clinic in Ravenna, Nebraska. My research interests include perinatal psychiatry, traumatic pregnancy and birth experiences, family mental health related to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit