Carolyn Coker-Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS

Carolyn Coker-Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS


Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS is an African American author, speaker, expert the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and addictions.  Dr. Ross is a graduate of The University of Michigan Medical School.  She completed a residency in Preventive Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at Loma Linda University and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.  She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and in Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Ross also completed certification by Cornell University in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Ross has been an international speaker and consultant on issues of mental health, trauma and workplace productivity.  She received an award for Outstanding Service in Addiction Medicine in 2022 from Friendly House Los Angeles and the Dr. Peter Hayden Diversity, Inclusivity and Racial Equity Award from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) in 2023. Dr. Ross presented a TEDxPleasantGrove talk on “Historical and Intergenerational Trauma in January 2020. She is a co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity (, a consulting group that offers trainings to organizations on diversity and equity in the workplace. 

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