Thomas Cook, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Thomas Cook, M.P.H., Ph.D., Mercyhurst University

Young Investigator Grant (2013): $84,200

Mentor: Teodor Postolache, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine-Baltimore

Aeroallergens, Air Pollution Exposures and Suicide Rates in Hungary, 2005-2011


Asthma, allergy and exposure to aeroallergens and air pollution have been connected to suicide. Since Hungary has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, linking local daily suicide counts to aeroallergens and air pollution data may shed light on potential mental health and suicide interventions.