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Glinda Cooper
Director of Science and Research

Innocence Project

Glinda Cooper is the Director of Science and Research at the Innocence Project. Prior to joining the Innocence Project in 2016, Dr. Cooper led efforts to create and implement an evidence-based, systematic review framework for the evaluation of chemical hazards at the National Center for Environmental Assessment at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also directed a multidisciplinary research program in environmental health and autoimmune diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and is an internationally-recognized expert in environmental epidemiology and women’s health. At the Innocence Project, Dr. Cooper is focusing on efforts to strengthen the scientific basis of forensic disciplines and evidence-based reforms aimed at reducing wrongful prosecutions and convictions. Dr. Cooper received a doctorate from the Department of Epidemiology of the University of North Carolina at Chapel and a master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers based on her research and has been an invited speaker and workshop organizer at numerous international and national meetings.