Michael Brook, PhD
Michael Brook, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist and an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and completed an internship in clinical psychology and neuropsychology at Rush University Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
He is the current director of the Isaac Ray Research Program in Behavioral Sciences and the Law, co-director of the Forensic Neuropsychology and Neurocriminology Laboratory, and associate director of the clinical neuropsychology fellowship training program. His research investigates the interaction between neurocognition, emotion processing, personality traits and socioecological factors in the genesis of violent behavior. He has published on risk assessment, offender typology, laboratory measures of emotion processing, relationships between mental illness and violence and neuropsychological outcomes in psychiatric and medical disease. The ultimate goal of his research program is to improve the understanding of interpersonal violence in order to design empirically supported risk assessment tools and community violence interventions.
As an educator, Dr. Brook teaches graduate-level courses in neuropsychology and behavioral neuroscience and conducts clinical supervision of students, residents and fellows. As a clinician, Dr. Brook is an attending neuropsychologist at Northwestern Medicine and serves as a consultant for the intercollegiate sports medicine concussion program, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute. Dr. Brook’s clinical practice in the area of forensic psychology and neuropsychology includes expert work in cases involving postconviction mitigation, fitness, legal competence, risk assessment, medical malpractice and negligence, disability and workers compensation, fitness for duty and traumatic brain injury.