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Ted Cohen

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Associate Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies; Co-director, Public Health Modeling Concentration

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Ted Cohen, DPH, MD, MPH

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    60 College Street

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

Ted Cohen
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Dr. Cohen is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a primary research focus on tuberculosis. He is particularly interested in understanding how TB drug-resistance and medical comorbidities such as HIV frustrate current efforts to control epidemics, with an ultimate goal of developing more effective approaches to limit the morbidity caused by this pathogen. Dr. Cohen's training is in epidemiology and clinical medicine, and his work includes mathematical modeling, fieldwork, and analysis of programmatic data. His research program is currently funded by NIH, US CDC, and Gates Foundation Awards.

Education & Training

  • DPH
    Harvard School of Public Health (2006)
  • MPH
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2001)
  • MD
    Duke University (2001)
  • BA
    Oberlin College, Neuroscience (1996)


  • Genomic, spatial and epidemiological analysis to inform targeted TB interventions in Moldova
    Chisinau, Moldova (2018-2020)
  • Grand Rounds
    Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 2017
  • Conference
    Cape Town, South Africa 2017
  • Studying the emergence and transmission of TB and drug-resistant TB
    Belarus; Georgia; Moldova; Peru; South Africa 2008
    We have active research projects with partners in several countries to better understand how, where, and why tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis occur.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Amsterdam Medical Center Fellowship (declined)University of Amsterdam2014
NIH New Innovator Award (2009)NIH, Office of the Director2009
Merck Manual ScholarDuke University School of Medicine2001
Alpha Omega AlphaDuke University School of Medicine2000
Senior Scholarship RecipientDuke University School of Medicine2000
Neuroscience Program PrizeOberlin College1996
Phi Beta KappaOberlin College1995

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