Sharon W. Cooper
Sharon Cooper is a developmental and forensic pediatrician who evaluates and treats children who have been victims of all forms of abuse, though her area of expertise is that of sexual exploitation. A faculty member at both the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Department of Pediatrics and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, Cooper also consults for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She is the lead author of one of the most comprehensive texts on child sexual exploitation. She actively evaluates victims of all forms of child abuse including sex trafficking and has been qualified as an expert witness in more than 300 court proceedings.