Haley Cooper

    • Position: Research Assistant
    • Education: Master of Public Health (MPH), AT Still University, 2019; BA, Psychology with emphasis in Nutrition and Wellness, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2016

    Haley (she/her/hers) currently works as a Research Assistant for CHPIR projects in Charlotte, NC and across the Deep South. She began her work with Duke when she interned with the CREW (Community Resources for Empowerment and Wellness) program, as a part of her MPH program. Her current project involvement includes CREW, which focuses on providing mental health and substance use education and treatment for individuals living with HIV, and the LGBTQ+ community in Mecklenburg County; Project Uplift, which aims to improve health outcomes for young LGBTQ+ people in Mecklenburg and Durham County; and the COMPASS (Commitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) project, which focuses on HIV-stigma reduction initiatives in the Deep South.

    Haley’s interests include stigma reduction, promoting mental health, and improving health outcomes and empowering people living with HIV, people who use substances, the LGBTQ+ community, and vulnerable youth.