Dr. Cooper is a lead evaluator for CEPEG with a strong background in both quantitative analysis and mixed methods. In addition to tobacco cessation, her research interests include maternal and child health, injury epidemiology and violence prevention. Dr. Cooper earned her doctorate in Health and Behavioral Science at University of Colorado Denver, and her MSPH from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Prior to joining CEPEG, she led epidemiologic and economic outcomes research in cooperation with Children’s Hospital, the Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health, Colorado Department of Health and Environment, and the Colorado Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Cooper has published on suicide prevention in Colorado and most recently on depression and protective health behaviors. She has over 15 years of experience in program development and evaluation and, in her spare time, continues to provide pro bono consulting services to non-profit health organizations throughout the Denver Metro area.