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Toska Cooper, MPH, CHES

UNC Injury Prevention Research Center
Program Coordinator
Chapel Hill, NC
Toska Cooper is a Research Project Coordinator at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC). Her work focuses on opioid overdose prevention research and practice, including organizing and facilitating training and educational opportunities for researchers and practitioners throughout North Carolina. Prior to her work at the IPRC, Ms. Cooper served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, a program consultant for the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch at the NC Division of Public Health, and as a student research assistant in West Virginia University’s ICRC where she worked to establish a statewide law enforcement naloxone distribution program. Ms. Cooper supports community-based programs and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. Currently she is pursuing a health informatics certificate to intertwine her passion areas of public health, education and technology. Toska believes that societal changes start at “home”, and with small wins, one day our world will become a better, healthier place.