Dr. Krista Cooper is a social work educator and practitioner. Throughout her career she has worked both nationally and internationally in the fields of substance abuse, child welfare, mental health and geriatrics. She has taught for the past ten years across the social work curriculum and has served as an assessment coordinator, social work education content contributor, reproductive health consultant and disaster and trauma response educator in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. She is currently a contributing faculty member in the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work at Walden University.
Her current research trajectory focuses on women living with or who have experienced reproductive health challenges, namely women living with or who have lived with symptomatic uterine fibroids. Throughout the years, Dr. Cooper has had the pleasure of presenting at various conferences based on her research at both national and international conferences. Other areas of interest are health disparities, cultural competence and cultural humility, intimate partner violence, mental health in underserved and immigrant populations, HIV prevention and intervention, and policy development.