Siobhán Cooke was promoted to Associate Professor of Functional Anatomy and Evolution, effective October 1, 2022. A full-time faculty member in the Center, Dr. Cooke earned her PhD in Anthropology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her positions prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins included a post doc in Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Northeastern Illinois University.

Dr. Cooke is well recognized for her work in craniodental functional morphology and mammalian evolution. Her laboratory- and field-based research focuses on the evolution of mammals in the Neotropics with specific focus on the platyrrhine primates. Her research identifies factors that predispose an organism to extinction in the context of anthropogenic environmental change. Her work has been funded by the National Geographic Society, the Leakey Foundation, the Niarchos Foundation, and the NSF.

Dr. Cooke plays an integral role in the education of first year medical students as the Course Director for the Scientific Foundations of Medicine Human Anatomy course. Dr. Cooke is also the Course Director for Fundamentals of Anatomy taught to nurse anesthetist students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Hopkins. She teaches Mammalian Evolution in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences on the Homewood campus and advises graduate students in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution.

Please join us in congratulating Siobhán on her promotion to Associate Professor!