UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - Dane Cook

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Dane Cook

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Dane Cook

Associate Professor
Kinesiology

2033 Gymnasium-Natatorium  binoculars icon
2000 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706-1121
Office: 608/262-7737

dcook@education.wisc.edu


 

 

Research Interests

My primary research interests are to determine the psychobiological mechanisms of pain and fatigue and to learn how exercise can be used to better understand and treat these phenomena in healthy adults and those suffering from chronic pain and fatigue.

Grants and Sponsorships

  • 2013-2017 - "Examination Of Cognitive Fatigue In Gulf War Illness Using Fmri," Awarded By: Department of Veterans Affairs, Grant Institution: Veterans Association Medical Center, East Orange, New Jersey, Sponsor Type: Federal, Dane B. Cook, Supporting.
  • 2011-2016 - Amount: $1,300,000.00, "Impact Of Exercise Training On Pain And Brain Function In Gulf War Veterans," Awarded By: Department of Veterans Affairs, Grant Institution: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI, Sponsor Type: Federal, Dane B. Cook, Principal.
    Abstract: 2010 – 2015 “Impact of exercise training on pain and brain function in Gulf War Veterans” -(PI: Dane B. Cook) - Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review grant submission to the Mental Health and Behavior Science section -Specific aims are to determine the influence of resistance exercise training on symptoms, physical activity and brain structure & function in GVs with chronic muscle pain (CMP).
  • 2013-2014 - Amount: $34,960.00, "Thinking Like A Girl: Characterizing Cognition And Mood Across A Competitive Season In Female Student-Athletes," Awarded By: Virginia Horne Henry Fund for Women's Physical Education, Dane B. Cook, Principal.
    Abstract: The goal is to determine the changes in cognition and mood in female rowers across a competitive season as training volumes increase and then recover.
  • 6/30/2014 - Amount: $19,300.00, "The Realtionship Between Exercise Intensity And Depressed Mood In Major Depression," Awarded By: The graduate School, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Grant Institution: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dane B. Cook, Principal.
  • 2012-2014 - Amount: $100,000.00, "Post-Exertion Malaise In Cfs/me: Brain, Inflammation And Behavioral Interactions," Awarded By: The CFIDS Association of America, Sponsor Type: Private, Dane B. Cook, Principal.
  • 2012-2013 - Amount: $599,977.00, "Examination Of Cognitive Fatigue In Gulf War Illness Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging," Awarded By: Department of Defense, Grant Institution: DOD, Sponsor Type: Federal, Dane B. Cook, Supporting.
  • 2010-2013 - Amount: $480,000.00, "Homeostatic And Circadian Abnormalities In Sleep And Arousal In Gulf War Syndrome," Awarded By: Department of Defense, Grant Institution: William S. Middleton Memeorial Veerans Hospital, Sponsor Type: Federal, Dane B. Cook, Co-Principal.
    Abstract: 2010 – 2012 “Homeostatic and Circadian Abnormalities in Sleep and Arousal in Gulf War Syndrome” - (PI: Tim Juergens, Co-I: Dane B. Cook) - Dept. of Defense (CDMRP) -$480,00 total direct costs ‐Major Goals: To determine whether abnormalities in homeostatic and circadian systems of sleep and arousal, are an intrinsic issue or secondary to other changes in Gulf War Veterans with chronic fatigue.  
  • 2010-2012 - Amount: $250,000.00, "Attenuation Of Pain In Men And Women: Mechanisms Of Exercise-Induced Analgesia," Awarded By: Department of Health and Human Services, Grant Institution: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Sponsor Type: Federal, Dane B. Cook, Co-Principal.
    Abstract: 2010 – 2012 “Attenuation of Pain in Men and Women: Mechanisms of Exercise-Induced Analgesia” - (PI: Kelli F. Koltyn, Co-I: Dane B. Cook) - National Institutes of Health R21 -$250,000 in total direct costs for 2 years - This study is intended to determine whether differences in pain sensitivity are due to underlying sex differences in pain modulatory systems.
  • 2008-2012 - Amount: $942,000.00, "Imaging Pain Modulation In Gulf War Veterans With Chronic Muscle Pain," Awarded By: Department of Veterans Affairs, Grant Institution: Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review grant submission to the Mental Health and Behavior Science section, Sponsor Type: Federal, Dane B. Cook, Principal.
    Abstract: 2008-2012 -Specific aims are to determine the psychophysical and neural aspects of pain modulation in GVs with chronic muscle pain (CMP) and test whether central nervous system modulation of pain is impaired in widespread CMP versus both an explained pain group (rheumatoid arthritis patients) and healthy veteran controls.
  • 8/31/2012 - Amount: $25,810.00, "Novel Mechanisms Of Exercise-Induced Muscle Pain In Women: Acute Exercise Responses And Adaptations To Training," Awarded By: Virginia Horne Henry Fund, Grant Institution: UW, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dane B. Cook, Principal.

Publications

  • Ellingson, L.D., Kuffel, A.E., Vack, N.J., & Cook, D.B. (2014). Active and Sedentary Behaviors Influence Feelings of Energy and Fatigue in Women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46(1), 192-200.
  • Stegner, A.J., Shields, M.R., Meyer, J.D., & Cook, D.B. (2013). Effect of acute and chronic physical activity on chronic pain. In Panteleimon Ekkekakis (Eds.), Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health, (pp. Section 7: Pain, Chapter 27). Routledge Publishers Inc.
  • Ellingson, L.D., & Cook, D.B. (2013). Physical activity and pain: Neurobiological mechanisms. In Panteleimon Ekkekakis (Eds.), Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health, (pp. Section 7: Pain, Chapter 28). Routledge Publishers Inc.
  • Jason, L.A., Unger, E., Dimitrakoff, J., Fagin, A., Houghton, M., Cook, D.B., Marshall, G., Klimas, N., & Snell, C. (2012). Minimal data elements for research reports on CFS. Brain Behavior and Immunity.
  • Ellingson, L.D., Colbert, L.H., & Cook, D.B. (in press). Physical activity is related to pain sensitivity in healthy women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
  • Ellingson, L.D., Shields, M.R., Stegner, A.J., & Cook, D.B. (in press). Physical activity, sustained sedentary behavior and pain modulation in women with fibromyalgia. Journal of Pain.
  • Cook, D.B., Stegner, A.J., Nagelkirk, P.R., Meyer, J.D., Togo, F., & Natelson, B.H. (in press). Responses to Exercise Differ for chronic fatigue syndrome patients with fibromyalgia. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
  • McLoughlin, M.J., Colbert, L.H., & Cook, D.B. (in press). Are women with fibromyalgia less physically active than healthy women? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43(5), 905-912.
  • Wilbarger, J.L., & Cook, D.B. (in press). Multisensory hypersensitivity in women with fibromyalgia: Implications for well-being and intervention. Archives of PM&R. 92, 653-656.
  • Lange, G., Janal, M., Maniker, A., FitzGibbons, J., Fobler, M., Cook, D.B., & Natelson, B.H. (in press). Safety and efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation in Fibromyalgia: A Phase I/II proof of concept trial. Pain Medicine. 12, 1406-1413.
  • Newcomb, L., Koltyn, K.F., Morgan, W.P., & Cook, D.B. (in press). The influence of a preferred versus a prescribed exercise session on pain in women with fibromyalgia. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43(6), 1106-1113.
  • McLoughlin, M.J., Stegner, A.J., & Cook, D.B. (in press). The relationship between physical activity and brain responses to pain in women with fibromyalgia. Journal of Pain. 12(6), 640-651.
  • Smith, J.C., Paulson, E.S., Cook, D.B., Verber, M.D., & Tian, Q. (2010). Detecting changes in human cerebral blood flow after acute exercise using arterial spin labeling: Implications for fMRI. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 191, 258-262.
  • Cook, D.B., Stegner, A.J., & Ellingson, L.D. (2010). Exercise alters pain sensitivity in Gulf War Veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Journal of Pain. 11(8), 764-772.
  • Togo, F., Natelson, B.H., Cherniack, N.S., Rapoport, D.M., Klapholz, M., & Cook, D.B. (2010). Sleep is not disrupted by exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 42(1), 16-22.
  • Nakamura, T., Schwander, S., Donnelly, R., Cook, D.B., Ortega, F., Togo, F., Yamamoto, Y., Cherniack, N.S., Klapholz, M., Rapoport, D., & Natelson, B.H. (in press). Cytokines do not Change after Exercise or Sleep Deprivation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology.
  • Ellingson, L.D., Koltyn, K.F., Kim, J.S., & Cook, D.B. (in press). Does Exercise Induce Hypoalgesia through Conditioned Pain Modulation? Psychophysiology.
  • Meyer, J.D., Light, A.R., Shukla, S., Clevidence, D., Yale, S., Stegner, A., & Cook, D.B. (in press). Post-Exertion Malaise in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Symptoms and Gene Expression. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health, & Behavior.
  • Akifumi, K., Togo, F., Cook, D.B., Klapholz, M., Yamamoto, Y., Rapoport, D.M., & Natelson, B.H. (in press). The Effects of Exercise on Dynamic Sleep Morphology in Healthy Controls and Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Physiological Reports.
  • Ellingson, L.D., & Cook, D.B. (in press). The Hypoalgesic Efficts of Exercise: Characteristics, Mechanisms, and Implications for Chronic Pain. In Musculoskeletal Pain - Basic Mechanisms and Implications. IASP Press.

Presentations

  • Cook, D.B. (2013). Physical Activity Alters Pain Sensitivity in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Translational Neurobiology of the Pain System XVIII: Exercise and Pain, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
  • Cook, D.B. (2013). A Fit Brain is a Healthy Brain, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Reseach Center Annual Meeting, "Aging Strong: Reducing your Risk for Alzheimer's", Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Meyer, J.D., Dougherty, R., Shields, M., & Cook, D.B. (2013). Muscle Pain and Gene Expression: Acute Exercise Responses and Adaptations to Training, Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Ellingson, L.D., Presenter & Author, Colbert, L.H., Author Only, & Cook, D.B., Author Only (2012). Physical Activity is Related to Pain Sensitivity in Healthy Women, Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM, San Francisco, California.
  • Meyer, J.D., Presenter & Author, Light, A.R., Author Only, Stegner, A.J., Shukla, S., Author Only, & Cook, D.B., Author Only (2012). Gene Expression and Symptom Changes Following a Maximal Exercise Test in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Annual Meeting of the American Pain Society, APS, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Brellenthin, A.G., Presenter & Author, Cook, D.B., Author Only, Sehgal, N., Author Only, & Koltyn, K.F., Author Only (2012). The Influence of Submaximal Isometric Exercise on Temporal Summation of Heat Pain, Annual Meeting of the American Pain Society, APS, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Ellingson, L.D., Kuffle, A., & Cook, D.B., Author Only (2011). Active and Sedentary Behavior Patterns Predict Mental Health and Quality of Life in Healthy Women, Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM, Denver.
  • Meyer, J.D., Presenter & Author, Stegner, A.J., Author Only, & Cook, D.B., Author Only (2011). Psychobiological Response To Exercise Differs Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) And CFS With Comorbid Fibromyalgia, Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM, Denver.
  • Ellingson, L.D., Presenter & Author, & Cook, D.B., Author Only (2011). Exercise Induces Hypoalgesia through Conditioned Pain Modulation, American Pain Society annual meeting, APS, San Antonio.
  • Shields, M., Presenter & Author, Ellingson, L.D., Author Only, Stegner, A.J., & Cook, D.B., Author Only (2011). How does physical activity relate to cognitive pain modulation in women?, Amreican Pain Society annual meeting, APS, San Antonio.
  • Cook, D.B., Presenter & Author (2011). Can Functional Neuroimaging Data Serve as a Biomarker ofr Myalgic Ecephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?, National Institutes of Health State of the Knowledge Workshop on Myalgic Ecephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Cook, D.B., Presenter & Author (2010). Psychobiology of pain, fatigue and exercise in CFS/ME & FM, CFIDS Webinar, CFIDS Association of America, Internet presentation.
  • Cook, D.B., Presenter & Author (2010). Psychobiology of pain and exercise in Gulf War Veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain, Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses, Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses, Boston, Massachusetts.

Public Service

  • Chair, Psychobiology and Behavior Interest Group of the American College of Sports Medicine
    Dates of Membership: 2010 - Pres.
  • Chairperson. Period of Service: 2010 - Pres.

Awards and Honors

  • Honored Instructor Award
    Organization: University Housing
    Purpose: Teaching
    Scope: UW Madison
    Description: Recognized by students living in University Housing and given in recognition of invaluable contribution to student learning.
    Date(s): May 04, 2012
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Service Award
    Organization: Department of Veterans Affairs
    Purpose: Service, Professional
    Scope: National
    Description: In recognition of 10 years of dedicated service to the United States Government
    Date(s): 2011
  • Achievement of Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM).
    Organization: American College of Sports Medicine
    Description: This is a prestigious distinction in the College and signifies meritorious career contributions to ACSM.
    Date(s): 2008
  • New Investigator Award
    Organization: American College of Sports Medicine
    Description: This annual award is given to the exercise science or sports medicine researcher who has made, and who is likely to continue to make, significant contributions to knowledge in basic or clinical exercise science or sports medicine.
    Date(s): 2004
  • Junior Investigator Award
    Organization: American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Description: This award recognizes outstanding research by young investigators in the field of Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Syndrome Research.
    Date(s): 2003
  • Louise E. Kindig Research Award
    Organization: University of Georgia
    Scope: Other University
    Description: This competitive award is given every two years by the School of Health and Human Performance at the University of Georgia to recognize outstanding research by a graduate student.
    Date(s): 1997
  • Appintment to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC)
    Organization: Federal Advisory Committee of the Department of Health and Human Services
    Purpose: Service, Professional
    Scope: National
    Description: I was nominated and subsequently elected to serve on this Federal Government committee in 2010.
    Date(s): February 2010
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