Philip J. Cook is a professor of public policy, sociology, and economics at Duke University in the United States. His research has focused on firearms and crime, as well as alcohol abuse and related problems.
Cook is the author of Gun Violence: The Real Costs, a book published by Oxford University Press, that presents gun violence from an economic perspective. He has also edited Evaluating Gun Policy, which was published in 2003 by the Brookings Institution.
Philip J. Cook has served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice. He has also been on National Academy of Science panels, including the 1994 panel on "Understanding and Control of Violent Behavior", 1981 panel on "Alternative Policies Affecting the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism",  among others.
- "Cook - Biography". Duke University. http://www.pubpol.duke.edu/people/faculty/cook/cookbio.pdf. Retrieved 2006-11-10.
- "Understanding and Preventing Violence, Volume 3: Social Influences". National Academy of Sciences. 1994. http://fermat.nap.edu/books/0309050804/html/R3.html.
- "Alcohol and Public Policy: Beyond the Shadow of Prohibition". National Academy of Sciences. 1981. http://fermat.nap.edu/books/0309031494/html/R3.html.