Spring Cooper is a social researcher with academic qualifications in public health, health promotion, and sexuality. Her academic background is in BioBehavioral Health, an interdisciplinary approach to health and prevention (http://bbh.hhdev.psu.edu/). Her PhD focused on the sexual health education implications of menstrual attitudes and knowledge among women of varying socio-economic status in the United States. After completing her PhD, she published a children’s book related to her dissertation research.

Since graduating Dr Cooper traveled to Australia, to undertake a Postdoctoral Fellowship with The University of Sydney at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School. She then taught for three years in the Masters of HIV, STIs, and Sexual Health at The University of Sydney. She joined CUNY SPH in 2015.

Her current research interests are in adolescent sexual health, adolescent online and offline social networks, health promotion, health communication, and prevention of disease through behavior change and vaccination.

 

Degrees

  • PhD in Biobehavioral Health from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • BS in Biobehavioral Health from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

 

Research Interests

Sexual health, sexuality, HPV vaccination, adolescent health, health communication, sexual agency, social networks, sexual assault prevention, qualitative research, mixed methods

 

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Publications

Spring Cooper