Khush Cooper, MSW, PhD. is an Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as well as the CEO of Implematix, a consulting firm serving public and private organizations in the areas of foster care reform, LGBTQ youth in systems, implementation science, and leadership development. Additionally, as a social entrepreneur and specialist in the study of implementation science, Dr. Cooper has cultivated long-standing relationships with policymakers, leading practitioners, and consumers to shield and guide California’s child welfare organizations, both public and private, through reform initiatives. She has deployed performance management systems for large multi-site child welfare and mental health provision organizations and designed implementation support and readiness initiatives for state and federal legislative mandates. She is an adjunct member of the Implementation Collaborative within Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago as well as CQI and implementation subject matter expert utilized widely by Casey Family Programs. She received her MSW (2000) and PhD (2010) in Social Work from Luskin.