Ashley Cooper, MSN, WHNP is a PhD student in the Penn School of Nursing. Cooper previously worked as a nurse practitioner in primary care. Her research examines the prevalence of obesity and cardiometabolic disorders in Black women in the U.S., and how individual and institutional level discrimination influence cardiometabolic risk in this population, both in the context of social resource inequities and the physiological stress response. She seeks to engage in cross-sectoral, multidimensional work to translate her research into effective policy change. Cooper is a Presidential PhD Fellow and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar.
Cooper received her MSN from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.