Sharon Cooper, MD, FAAP
Dr. Sharon Cooper is a Developmental and Forensic Pediatrician who cares for children and
select adults with different abilities, as well as those who have been victims of maltreatment. Dr.
Cooper retired from the United States Army with the rank of Colonel and holds adjunct faculty
positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences at Bethesda, Maryland. She has provided
numerous lectures to medical, nursing, mental health, judicial, social science and investigative
agencies, including the National Judicial College, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the
Australian Federal Police, and INTERPOL. Her primary areas of expertise include all areas of
child maltreatment, child torture and child sexual exploitation.
In 2011, Dr. Cooper was selected by Newsweek magazine as one of the 150 women who shake
the world. She continues to serve through an International Working Group on the victim impact
for survivors of child sexual abuse imagery, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Child
Protection. She recently produced Not Just Pictures, the first American documentary to provide
insight into the ongoing extraordinary impact of the victimization of children whose abusive
images are distributed in cyberspace.
Physician Accreditation Statement:
|| In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Medical Education:
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Accreditation Statement:
The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nursing Credit Designation:
The International Association of Forensic Nurses designates this live activity for 1.5 Nursing CE Credits.
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CME Method of Participation and Request for Credit:
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Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Association of Forensic Nurses
This activity is funded by Indian Health Service.