|Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University of Maryland, Baltimore, PhD 2015
Research Interests: Dr. Coker's research is focused on characterizing the effect of behavioral and environmental factors on microbial composition, oral/dental disease and infectious diseases such HIV/AIDS. By investigating shifts in the microbiome, she hopes to understand how its modulation might present an important therapeutic target to improving overall health particularly in young children. In addition, she is motivated by questions related to disease causality and the rigorous epidemiologic methods used to address them. Dr. Coker earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her PhD in Epidemiology from University of Maryland School of Medicine.