Rebecca Cooke

Rebecca Cooke

AVP for Finance and Administration for Health Affairs

Rebecca Cooke

Office Address

Scott Hall Room 1241


Karis Battle

Office Phone



Rebecca Cooke is associate vice president for Finance and Administration for Health Affairs and Wayne State University School of Medicine’s vice dean of Fiscal Affairs.

She reports directly to the dean of the School of Medicine as well as to David Hefner, vice president of Health Affairs. Because she plays a vital role in assisting with the financial and business operations of Wayne State University’s health sciences schools and colleges, she also has a reporting relationship with Lori Clabo, Ph.D., R.N., dean of the College of Nursing, and with Catherine Lysack, Ph.D., interim dean of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

In her most recent position as vice dean for Administration and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, Cooke was the senior administrative leader and was responsible for the school’s overall operational and financial management. She also served as the chief operating officer at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill.

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