Eric S Coker

Eric S Coker,

Assistant Professor

Department: HP-ENVIRONMENTAL GLOBAL HLTH
Business Phone: (352) 273-9188
Business Email: eric.coker@phhp.ufl.edu

About Eric S Coker

Eric S. Coker, MS, Ph.D. is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Global Health. He received a B.S. in Environmental Health Science from the University of Washington in 2006, an MS in Environmental and Occupational Health Exposure Science from the University of Washington in 2009, an MS in Global Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco in 2011, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from Oregon State University in 2016. After his Ph.D. work, Dr. Coker spent one year as an Environmental Epidemiologist at the New Mexico Department of Health, and two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley in Global Health and Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology. Dr. Coker joined the Department of Environmental and Global Health at the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor in the summer of 2018.

Dr. Coker’s research interests are at the intersection of social determinants of health, population susceptibility, and environmental chemical exposures, and investigating how these factors combine to cause health effects and drive health disparities in maternal and child health. He is particularly interested in studying populations in urban environments; where numerous social and health inequalities coexist and where people are simultaneously exposed to multiple environmental stressors throughout the life-course. Dr. Coker brings together his expertise in epidemiology, environmental health and exposure science, advanced biostatistical methods, and spatial and field epidemiology to pursue environmental epidemiology studies domestically in the U.S. and internationally (e.g., East Africa). His research has focused on the health and developmental effects from prenatal exposure to air pollution mixtures and chemical pesticide mixtures, as well as joint exposure to the built environment, social deprivation, and air pollution.

Research Profile

Health effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure

– Effects of outdoor air pollution on adverse birth outcomes

– Effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution on respiratory health (e.g., asthma, pneumonia)

– Development of air pollution exposure models for epidemiology studies

Neurodevelopment and child growth effects from multiple chemical pesticide exposures and other endocrine disrupting compounds

Environmental Justice and health disparities

– Community-based participatory research in environmental health

– Susceptibility to air pollution health effects related to individual-level and area-level social and built environment factors

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-6698-6165

Publications

2021
“Freedom to Breathe”: Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) to Investigate Air Pollution Inequities in Richmond, CA.
International journal of environmental research and public health. 18(2) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph18020554. [PMID] 33440892.
2021
A land use regression model using machine learning and locally developed low cost particulate matter sensors in Uganda.
Environmental research. 199 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111352. [PMID] 34043968.
2021
A Narrative Review of Occupational Air Pollution and Respiratory Health in Farmworkers.
International journal of environmental research and public health. 18(8) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph18084097. [PMID] 33924663.
2021
A time series analysis of the ecologic relationship between acute and intermediate PM2.5 exposure duration on neonatal intensive care unit admissions in Florida.
Environmental research. 196 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envres.2020.110374. [PMID] 33131682.
2020
Correction to Determinants of Exposure to Pyrethroid Insecticides in the VHEMBE Cohort, South Africa.
Environmental science & technology. 54(3) [DOI] 10.1021/acs.est.9b06368. [PMID] 31944671.
2020
Erratum: “Prenatal Exposure to DDT and Pyrethroids for Malaria Control and Child Neurodevelopment: The VHEMBE Cohort, South Africa”.
Environmental health perspectives. 128(3) [DOI] 10.1289/EHP6427. [PMID] 32167796.
2020
Household air pollution profiles associated with persistent childhood cough in urban Uganda.
Environment international. 136 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105471. [PMID] 32044526.
2020
The Effects of Air Pollution on COVID-19 Related Mortality in Northern Italy.
Environmental & resource economics. 1-24 [DOI] 10.1007/s10640-020-00486-1. [PMID] 32836855.
2018
A Narrative Review on the Human Health Effects of Ambient Air Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Urgent Need for Health Effects Studies.
International journal of environmental research and public health. 15(3) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph15030427. [PMID] 29494501.
2018
Association between prenatal exposure to multiple insecticides and child body weight and body composition in the VHEMBE South African birth cohort.
Environment international. 113:122-132 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envint.2018.01.016. [PMID] 29421401.
2018
Determinants of Exposure to Pyrethroid Insecticides in the VHEMBE Cohort, South Africa.
Environmental science & technology. 52(21):12108-12121 [DOI] 10.1021/acs.est.8b02767. [PMID] 30991471.
2018
DNA methylation and socioeconomic status in a Mexican-American birth cohort.
Clinical epigenetics. 10 [DOI] 10.1186/s13148-018-0494-z. [PMID] 29760810.
2018
Erratum: “Prenatal Exposure to DDT and Pyrethroids for Malaria Control and Child Neurodevelopment: The VHEMBE Cohort, South Africa”.
Environmental health perspectives. 126(11) [DOI] 10.1289/EHP4585. [PMID] 30484712.
2018
Multi-pollutant Modeling Through Examination of Susceptible Subpopulations Using Profile Regression.
Current environmental health reports. 5(1):59-69 [DOI] 10.1007/s40572-018-0177-0. [PMID] 29427169.
2018
Obesity in relation to serum persistent organic pollutant concentrations in CHAMACOS women.
Environmental epidemiology (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2(4) [DOI] 10.1097/EE9.0000000000000032. [PMID] 31106289.
2018
Prenatal Exposure to DDT and Pyrethroids for Malaria Control and Child Neurodevelopment: The VHEMBE Cohort, South Africa.
Environmental health perspectives. 126(4) [DOI] 10.1289/EHP2129. [PMID] 29648420.
2018
Spatial clustering of metal and metalloid mixtures in unregulated water sources on the Navajo Nation – Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, USA.
The Science of the total environment. 633:1667-1678 [DOI] 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.288. [PMID] 29669690.
2017
Association between Pesticide Profiles Used on Agricultural Fields near Maternal Residences during Pregnancy and IQ at Age 7 Years.
International journal of environmental research and public health. 14(5) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph14050506. [PMID] 28486423.
2016
Multi-pollutant exposure profiles associated with term low birth weight in Los Angeles County.
Environment international. 91:1-13 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envint.2016.02.011. [PMID] 26891269.
2016
Part 3. Modeling of Multipollutant Profiles and Spatially Varying Health Effects with Applications to Indicators of Adverse Birth Outcomes.
Research report (Health Effects Institute). (183 Pt 3):3-47 [PMID] 27459845.
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2015
A cross sectional analysis of behaviors related to operating gas stoves and pneumonia in U.S. children under the age of 5.
BMC public health. 15 [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-015-1425-y. [PMID] 25648867.
2015
Modeling spatial effects of PM(2.5) on term low birth weight in Los Angeles County.
Environmental research. 142:354-64 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envres.2015.06.044. [PMID] 26196780.
2014
A cross-sectional study of the association between ventilation of gas stoves and chronic respiratory illness in U.S. children enrolled in NHANESIII.
Environmental health : a global access science source. 13 [DOI] 10.1186/1476-069X-13-71. [PMID] 25182545.
2013
Cobalt Ferrite in Ysz for Use as Reactive Material in Solar Thermochemical Water and Carbon Dioxide Splitting, Part I: Material Characterization
. 65:1670-1681
2013
Cobalt Ferrite in Ysz for Use as Reactive Material in Solar Thermochemical Water and Carbon Dioxide Splitting, Part Ii: Kinetic Modeling
JOM. 65(12):1682-1693 [DOI] 10.1007/s11837-013-0774-1.
2013
Study of a Magnetically Stabilized Porous Structure for Thermochemical Water Splitting Via Tga, High-Temperature-Xrd, and Sem Analyses
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 52(10):3683-3692 [DOI] 10.1021/ie302691e.

Grants

May 2021 ACTIVE
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Project
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CHILDRENS HOSP PHILADELPHIA
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Vulnerable Coastal Communities Resilience to PFAS
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US ENVIRONMENTAL PRO AGCY
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
OoR Matching Support for CTSI
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Southeastern and Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCC-AHS)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: CTRS FOR DIS CNTRL INST OCCUP SFTY HLTH

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow
2018 · University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Public Health
2016 · Oregon State University
MS, Global Health Science
2011 · University of California, San Francisco
MS, Occupational and Environmental Health Exposure Science
2009 · University of Washington
BS, Environmental Health Science
2006 · University of Washington

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2020
PHC6722 Environmental and Global Health Research Methods Rotation
2018-2020
PHC6313 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health
2019-2020
PHC3440 Global Public Health
2020
PHC6947 Occupational Health Field Research Experience
2019-2021
PHC6937 Special Topics in Public Health
2019-2020
HSC4913 Supervised Resrch Exp
2018-2019
PHC4320 Environmental Concepts in Public Health
2021
PHC6424 Environmental Policy and Risk Management in Public Health
2021
PHC7979 Advanced Research

Contact Details

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