- Fulbright Award (1991)
Della Cook is a professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington and adjunct professor of anthropology at the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Cook joined IU in 1973 as a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and was promoted to assistant professor in 1976, associate professor in 1981, and full professor in 1998. Cook served as a visiting professor at the National School of Public Health Sergio Arouca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1991 and 1994. Her research interests include human osteology, paleopathology, mortuary practices, and demography. Cook earned her A.B. in Anthropology from Cornell University in 1969 and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1971 and 1976. Cook received a Fulbright award to lecture and research at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1991.