Extension Professionals

Denis Coble

Associate Professor

Dr. Denis A. Coble is an Associate Professor in the Department of Allied Health, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), University of Connecticut. He received his Associates Degree in Biology from Trenton Jr. College in 1965, a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Rocky Mountain College in 1968, a Masters of Science Degree in Anatomy from Colorado State University in 1971, a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) from the University of Vermont in 1979, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration from Boston University in 1981. Dr. Coble graduated from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania ( HUP) Cytotechnology Program in 1965 and was ASCP Board Certified CT (ASCP) in 1966.

Dr. Coble has received four (4) University of Connecticut, School of Allied Health, Golden Apple Awards, three for Community Service and Leadership (1995-96, 1996-97 and 2006-07) and one for Leadership and Mentoring (2003). In 2001, he received a National Excellence in Education Award from the American Society of Cytopathology, and in 2005, he received the Dean's Leadership Award, School of Allied Health, University of Connecticut.

In 2006, he received the Vice Provost's Award for Excellence in Outreach and Public Engagement with Mark Samos , Special Assistant to Tribal Secretary, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. This award was for Public Health, Culturally Sensitive Cancer Risk Reduction/ Prevention Education and Counseling with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and other tribes in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Current research, teaching, and outreach engagement (extension / community based service learning ) areas of interests address Cancer Prevention Education in Culturally Diverse Populations, Management in Health Care, On Line Health Promotion Education, Health Care Entrepreneurial Activities, Native American Health, and PCR tick testing for associated Lyme disease bacterium.

Most current research interests are in the area of "The Relationship of HPV and Lung Cancer in Smokers, Non-smokers and Prior Smokers in Native Americans and Other Culturally Diverse Populations".


Phone: (860) 486-0014

Email: denis.coble@uconn.edu