Ann L. Coker, Ph.D., MPH is the Verizon Wireless Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine and jointly in the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses squarely on violence prevention. including a CDC-funded evaluation of an intervention to reduce dating and sexual violence in high schools across the state of Kentucky. This research has been extended with NIH funding to determine the longer-term efficacy of the Green Dot bystander program. She has held visiting researcher positions at the CDC and the World Health Organization in Geneva.