Terry D. Cooper, MS, MPH, LSSGB, CEM®, is a practioner-scholar with over 19 years of experience in public health, forensic mental health, and emergency management. Terry earned a Bachelor of Science in Food Science from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science in Emergency Management and Master of Public Health from the University of New Haven. He is a Certified Emergency Manager, Master Exercise Practitioner, and a graduate of the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy. Currently, Terry is a William Averette Anderson Fund (BAF) Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in Health Sciences at the University of New Haven. His research interests include curriculum development, interprofessional education, and the interface of public health and emergency management.