Fay Lomax Cook
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Cook’s research focuses on the dynamics of public opinion; Social Security; energy policy; the politics of public policy; and public deliberation. Her research addresses questions about what the public thinks about policy issues, how the public’s views have changed over time, why they have changed, and what difference it makes. She directs the Institute for Policy Research, an interdisciplinary research institute whose mission is to stimulate and support excellent social science research on significant public policy issues and to disseminate the findings widely.