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Professor Richard Coker

MBBS MSc MD FRCP FFPH

Professor
Emeritus of Public Health

Richard Coker is Emeritus Professor of Public Health. He trained in medicine at St. Mary's Hospital, London and, in 1994, became consultant physician to the hospital and senior lecturer at Imperial College School of Medicine. His interests include communicable diseases, in particular emerging infectious diaseases, HIV, and tuberculosis, and health systems responses to disasters. In 1997, as a Harkness Fellow, he spent a year at Columbia School of Public Health in New York, USA, researching the causes and responses to the epidemic of tuberculosis that city witnessed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His book, From Chaos to Coercion: detention and the control of tuberculosis, was one of the results from this work. He subsequently worked as a Wellcome Research Associate researching public health legislative responses to infectious disease threats. In recent years he has worked in predominantly in SE Asia on public health responses to support control of infectious diseases. He joined the School in 1999 as a Research Fellow before becoming Senior Lecturer in 2001, Reader in 2005, and Professor of Public Health in 2009. He retired in 2019 and was appointed emeritus that year.

He has been based in Bangkok, Thailand, since 2008.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development

Research

Richard Coker continues to take an interest in research on infectious diseases and health systems in SE Asia and globally.

Research Area
Health policy
Health sector development
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Pandemic diseases
Tuberculosis
Influenza
Country
Indonesia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar (Burma)
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam
Region
South Asia