Jennifer Coker

Jennifer Coker, MPH

Jennifer Coker, MPH
Program Coordinator II
Department of Health Sciences and Research
77 President Street, MSC 700
Charleston, SC 29425

Phone: (843) 792-2605
Fax: (843) 792-5469
E-mail:
cokerj@musc.edu

Education

  • BA, Psychology, Berry College, Mt Berry, GA (1997)
  • MPH, Behavioral Science & Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University (2001)

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation
  • Aging and Disability
  • Health Behaviors and Health Outcomes
  • Prediction of Mortality after Disability
  • Psychosocial Outcomes
  • Epidemiology of Injury
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Current Research Grants (as Project Coordinator)

  •  Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with SCI.  (United States Department of Education, US DOE; H133B090005)
    • Study 1:  Risk and protective factors for secondary conditions: A 15-year longitudinal study.
    • Study 2:  Association of health services with secondary conditions: Use of a population-based cohort of persons with SCI in South Carolina.
    • Study 3:  Risk of Metabolic Syndrome: A 17 year longitudinal study.
  • Ambulation and Secondary Complications: Participants with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury (US DOE; H133G090059)
  • Center on Health Outcomes Research for Underserved Populations (US DOE; H133A080064)
    • Study 1:  Health behaviors, access to healthcare, and health outcomes: Comparison of African-American participants with SCI and TBI with general population data from the BRFSS
    • Study 2:  Race-ethnicity and risk of adverse health outcomes after spinal cord injury: A multisite collaborative study.
  • Risk of adverse outcomes after SCI:  A longitudinal study (National Institutes of Health #1R01 NS 48117);
  • A longitudinal study of risk for hospitalization, pressure ulcers, and subsequent injuries after spinal cord injury (US DOE #H133G050165);
  • Participation, subjective well being, health, and spinal cord injury:  A 35-year longitudinal study (US DOE # H133G060126)

Awards and Honors

  • Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University:  The James W. Alley Award for Outstanding Service to Disadvantaged Populations.  May 14, 2001.
  • American Spinal Injury Association, 2nd place poster prize: The relationship of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use with personality in individuals with spinal cord injury. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Spinal Injury Association, Chicago, Illinois; April, 2000
  • Shepherd Center, Virginia C. Crawford Annual Research Day Award 2000:  Best paper presenting original research findings for: Employment after Spinal Cord Injury:  An Analysis of Cases from the Model Spinal Injury Systems.
  • Shepherd Center, Virginia C. Crawford Annual Research Day Award 2000:  Best poster presenting original research findings for: Health Behaviors of Women with Spinal Cord Injury.

Publications

  1. Krause, J. S., Coker, J. L., Charlifue, S., & Whiteneck, G. G.  (1999).  Selected health behaviors among American Indians with spinal cord injury:  Comparison to 1996 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80, 1435-1440.
  2. Krause, J. S., Coker, J. L., Charlifue, S., & Whiteneck, G. G.  (1999).   Depression and subjective well being among 97 American Indians with spinal cord injury.  Rehabilitation Psychology, 44, 354-372.
  3. Krause, J. S., Kewman, D., DeVivo, M. J., Maynard, F., Coker, J. L., Roach, M. J., & Ducharme, S.  (1999).  Employment after spinal cord injury:  An analysis of cases from the model spinal injury systems.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80, 1492-1500.
  4. Krause, J. S., Coker, J. L., Charlifue, S., & Whiteneck, G. G.  (2000). Health outcomes among American Indians with spinal cord injury.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81, 924-931.
  5. Krause, J. S., Kemp, B. J., & Coker, J. L. (2000).  Depression after spinal cord injury:  Relationship with gender, race/ethnicity, aging, and socioeconomic indicators.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81, 1099-1109.
  6. Krause, J. S., Vines, C. L., Farley, T. L., Sniezek, J., & Coker, J. L.  (2001).  An exploratory study of pressure ulcers after spinal cord injury:  Relationship to protective behaviors and risk factors.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,82, 107-113.
  7. Mullin, J., Ripley, D., Vargas, J., Godsall, R., Korrick, S., & Coker, J.  (2002).  Relationship between balance and cognition following traumatic brain injury.  Premier Outlook, 3(4), 30-35.
  8. Thompson, N., Coker, J. L., Krause, J. S., & Henry, E.  (2003).  Purpose in life as a mediator of adjustment after spinal cord injury.  Rehabilitation Psychology, 48, 100-108.
  9. Macciocchi, S. N., Bowman, B., Coker, J. L., Apple, D., & Leslie, D. P.  (2004).  The impact of co-morbid traumatic brain injury on functional outcome of persons with spinal cord injury.  American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83, 22-26.
  10. Krause, J. S., Coker, J. L.  (2006).  Aging after spinal cord injury: A 30-year longitudinal study.  Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 29, 371-376.
  11. Krause, J.S., Saunders, L.L., Reed, K.S., Coker, J.L., Zhai, Y, & Johnson, E. (2009). Comparison of the Patient Health Questionnaire and the Older Adult Health and Mood Questionnaire for self-reported depressive symptoms after spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 54, 440-448.
 
 
 

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