Rachael Cooper

Senior Program Manager, Opioid Use Harm Prevention

Rachael Cooper has devoted her career to the public health and social services sectors, with expertise in substance use harm prevention, providing direct services to people with a substance use disorder, harm reduction work, opioid overdose prevention and education, and community engagement.

In addition to working with a variety of local and national nonprofit organizations, she has honed her skills by providing individualized consulting services on substance use prevention. She also sits on several boards in her community that address the overdose epidemic.

Ms. Cooper holds a master’s degree in French studies, international development and global health from the University of Wisconsin, where she also did her undergraduate work. Her passion for and effectiveness in using evidence-based solutions to promote education and awareness of substance use and misuse, prevent opioid overdose, engage the community, and promote dignity and human rights have gained her considerable respect, recognition and appreciation in the substance use field.