Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Michael  Brook, PhD

Michael Brook, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Focus of Work

Academic Focus

The primary focus of my research is on investigating the bio-psycho-social determinants of interpersonal violence. I am particularly interested in applying the public health science model to the study and prevention of community violence. My clinical research investigates neurocognitive and functional outcomes in traumatic brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders, and diseases affecting the central nervous system.

Clinical Focus

My primary interest is in clinical neuropsychology. I work with patients diagnosed with epilepsy, brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, and other conditions affecting cognitive functioning including cerebrovascular, metabolic, autoimmune, and genetic disorders. I am also interested in neuropsychology as it applies to the justice system, particularly independent neuropsychological evaluation of criminal and civil litigants for issues related to mitigation, fitness, and risk assessment.


Education and Certification

  • PhD: Rosalind Franklin/Finch U of Health Sciences/Chgo Med School, Clinical Psychology (2011)
  • Internship: Rush University Medical Center, Clinical Psychology (2011)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Clinical Neuropsychology (2013)


Clinic (for patients): 312-695-1829
Administrative office: 312-695-5060

Abbott Hall Suite 1314
710 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611