Cory Kokko, United States Public Health Service
Stationed in the Kansas City metro area, Lieutenant Commander Cory Kokko, an Environmental Health Officer for the United States Public Health Service, works for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri to protect communities from harmful health effects related to exposure to natural and man-made hazardous substances. She previously worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a sister agency of ATSDR, where she similarly worked in public health emergency response and environmental health program development. Lieutenant Commander Kokko is a graduate from Emory University for both Undergraduate and Graduate School with a dual Bachelor in Music and Biopsychology, and a Master in Public Health focusing on Environmental and Occupational Health. Lieutenant Commander Kokko is currently spearheading a regional effort to combat childhood lead poisoning.