Dr. Eric Coker is a senior scientist with the BCCDC Environmental Health Services (EHS) program. He is also an adjunct professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health.
Dr. Coker has specialized training and expertise in environmental epidemiology, exposure science and maternal child health epidemiology. Much of Dr. Coker's studies focus on children's environmental health, with an emphasis on assessing prenatal and early-childhood exposures and the health effects of environmental chemical mixtures. This line of research is driven by his strong interest in advancing our understanding of health disparities driven by environmental and social inequalities.
Dr. Coker earned his PhD in public health from Oregon State University. He also holds an MS in global health science from the University of California, San Francisco, and an MS in occupational and environmental health exposure science from the University of Washington. He completed postdoctoral training in maternal child health and global health at the University of California, Berkeley.
Prior to coming to BCCDC, Dr. Coker worked as an assistant professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Environmental and Global Health, and previously worked as an environmental epidemiologist with the New Mexico Department of Health.
For Dr. Coker's publications, see PubMed.