Jude J. Cope is a native of Jamaica and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed college at Xavier University of New Orleans, obtaining a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry, in 1997. She attended Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, in Pomona, California, graduating in 2001 with Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. Cope completed a pediatric residency at the Orlando Regional Healthcare (now Orlando Health)-Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, in Orlando, Florida, in 2005. She obtained a certification as a Lactation Educator in 2012.

Cope has experience in the areas of pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric urgent care, and outpatient pediatric medicine. Cope is a board-certified pediatrician recognized by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, particularly through its Council on Community Pediatrics; Section on Minority Health, Equity, and Inclusion; Section on LGBT Health and Wellness; and its Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians. Her interests lie in newborn and maternal health, integrating osteopathic medicine in routine pediatric care, and community health education. Her services also include lactation services for both mother and babies.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • Doctor-Patient Relationship