University of Kentucky Scholar Honored for Her Work to End Sexual Violence

cokerAnn L. Coker, professor in the College of Public Health and the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, received the Visionary Voice Award from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The award recognizes the creativity and hard work of individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to ending sexual violence.

Dr. Coker is currently involved in a program promoting bystander intervention to prevent sexual assault at 26 high schools in Kentucky. She joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky in 2007 as the inaugural Verizon Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women. She previously served on the faculty at the University of Texas and the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Coker is a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama, where she double majored in chemistry and sociology. She holds a master of public health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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