Ms. Coker has worked in the field of brain injury (BI) and traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) research since 1997. She obtained a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in May 2001, where she won the James W Alley Award for Outstanding Service to Disadvantaged Populations, and is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Sciences program at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus. She has presented research at national professional conferences and has won several awards for research presentations and publications. She has been a Research Associate at Craig Hospital since April 2012 and is principal investigator for a number of projects. Ms Coker’s primary research interests are in complementary and integrative healthcare approaches after injury and the impact of oral health on overall health after injury.