Faith A. Cooper is a Program Manager at the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) where she manages initiatives in emerging infectious diseases, pandemics and disaster planning, mitigation and response. In this capacity, she works extensively with Department of Defense entities, international agencies, ministries of health and civilian sectors to foster relationships, coordinate, and execute engagement strategies globally. Since joining CDHAM, she has worked on programs geared towards building sustainable capacity in Africa, Europe, Asia and Southeast Asia.
Prior to CDHAM, Ms. Cooper spent six years at the National Medical Association (NMA) where she managed research, education, and policy programs as the Senior Program Director for the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute, a research division of the NMA committed to eliminating health and healthcare disparities in minority populations. Ms. Cooper also served as liaison to the American Medical Association/National Medical Association Commission to End Healthcare Disparities, where she provided technical and programmatic support to address minority health issues on a national level.
Ms. Cooper has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Health administration, management and policy from George Mason University. She completed a post-graduate internship in Health Services and Disaster Planning for developing countries at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO). She speaks Spanish and is a native of Liberia, West Africa.