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Sally Cohen

Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing; Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Doctoral Health Policy Concentration


Sally S. Cohen's scholarship focuses on linkages among practice, policy, and research for several areas, especially social policies for families with children. Her strong interdisciplinary background has enabled her to pursue innovative programs of research, including the political development of nurses, regulation of nursing practice, and her newest interest—the politics of children’s rights.. She is the recipient of several awards for her scholarship. Her book, Championing Child Care, analyzes the politics of 30 years of national child care policymaking. Dr. Cohen is also a member of the Health Policy Group for the American Academy of Nursing and on the Governing Council for the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association.

Education & Training

  • PhD