Alan B. Cohen
Dr. Cohen is the national program director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program. At Boston University, he is Executive Director of the Health Policy Institute, Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Management, and Health Research Scientist at the VA Boston Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research. He recently was a William Evans Visiting Fellow at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His research interests include: evaluation of strategies for improving health care quality, access, and affordability; healthcare informatics and IT; and comparative health care systems. Previously, he held academic appointments at Brandeis University and Johns Hopkins University, and spent eight years at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (five years as Vice President for Research and Evaluation). His earlier work included evaluation studies of federal and state health programs. Dr. Cohen is an editorial board member of Inquiry and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He is principal author of Technology in American Health Care: Policy Directions for Effective Evaluation and Management (University of Michigan Press, 2004). He received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Rochester, and his M.S. and Sc.D. in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.