Ongoing Research Support

Coker (PI) 12/2021-9/2025
CDC - 1U01CE003394-01
RCT to evaluate Bystander-informed See it Stop it (BiSiSi) to Prevent Child Sex Trafficking in Kentucky Middle Schools
Major goal: Conduct a statewide, middle school-based clustered randomized controlled trial in 50 Kentucky counties over 4 years with the goal of evaluating the effectiveness of our novel bystander-based program.

Coker (PI) 09/2021-09/2026
OASH– 6ASTWH2110201-01
Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Corps to Reduce Maternal Injuries and Deaths due to Violence
Major goal: To identify and address intimate partner violence among pregnant/postpartum women, and developing an expanded surveillance system to accurately enumerate maternal deaths and injuries due to violence. 

Coker (PI) 07/30/2022-06/30/2026
NCATS- UL1TR001998
Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Major goal: The major goals of this project are to provide infrastructure, services, and programs to support clinical and translational investigators, and to foster collaborations that facilitate research translation and team science.

Coker (PI) 09/2019 – 08/2022 (NCE 2023)
CDC- 6NU17CE924971
Kentucky Overdose Data to Action
Major goal: The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), as a bona fide agent for the Kentucky Department of Public Health, will collaborate with state, university, and community partners to implement CDC’s Overdose to Action (OD2A) surveillance strategies including timely analysis of drug overdose emergency department encounters & fatal drug overdoses.

Coker (Subcontractor) 9/2022 – 09/2027
Implement and Evaluation an Intimate Partner Violence-adapted Trauma Informed Care Intervention at Meharry Medical College
NIH RCMI Program in Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College
Major goal: Our primary goal is the adaptation, implementation and evaluation of a TVIC intervention designed for Black women in Central Tennessee.

Coker (Research Director)  08/2022 – 07/2027
NIDA- K12 DA035150
KY BIRCWH Program: Training the Next Generation of Women’s Health Scholars
Major goal: Provide career development and mentoring opportunities for junior MD and PhD faculty members interested in establishing research careers related to women's health.

Dr. Ann L. Coker, PhD, MPH
Dr. Ann L. Coker

Completed Research Support

Coker (PI)  9/30/15 – 09/29/19
CDC – 5U01CE002668
Growing Communities of Researchers and Colleges for Primary VAW Prevention Because the 2013 Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act1 (SaVE) now requires bystander training for all publicly funded colleges and universities, a "natural experiment" presents itself as the opportunity to determine relative bystander training efficacy across multiple colleges. This research seeks to determine the promise of bystander interventions for college communities as mandated by SaVE and provide capacity to grow and support VAW researchers into the future.

Coker (PI)  9/06/13 – 11/30/18
CDC – 5R01HD075783
Evaluates the longer-term impact of Green Dot Across the Bluegrass, an active bystanding-based randomized intervention trial in 26 high school across Kentucky designed to reduce sexual and partner violence (5U01CE001675) in a cohort of seniors as they transition into young adulthood.

Coker (PI) 9/30/09 – 9/29/2014
CDC – 5U01CE001675
Green Dot across the Bluegrass: Evaluation of a primary prevention intervention
Major goal is to evaluate a promising new intervention to prevent dating and sexual violence.

Coker (PI) 9/25/09 – 9/24/2014
NIH – 5R01MD004598
Does Violence Against Women result in disparities in cancer care for women
Major goal of this cohort study is to determine whether violence against women influences the cancer care continuum and whether violence may explain the racial or ethnic disparities in cancer survival.

Coker (PI)  9/05 – 8/09
CDC – 1R49CE000606
Using batterer psychological profiles for prevention of partner violence
Major goal of this cross-sectional study is to estimate the frequency of and risk factors for partner violence perpetration using batterer psychologic profiles in a multi-ethnic community college sample.

Coker (PI)  4/05 – 3/08
NIH – NCI 1R21CA114330
Understanding disparities in cervical cancer survival
Major goals of is to explore disparities in cervical cancer stage at diagnosis, treatment and survival in Texas, a large state with great ethnic, income, and rural / urban diversity.

Coker (PI)  9/00 – 8/06
CDC – US4CCU419014
Demonstration Projects for the Early Intervention and Prevention of Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations
Major goals of this randomized intervention is to screen women attending primary care clinics for partner sexual and physical violence; test two clinic-based intervention to reduce the impact of violence for women.