Alan B. Cohen, ScD
Professor
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Dept of Markets, Public Policy & Law

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MS, Harvard School of Public Health



Alan B. Cohen, Sc.D. is Research Professor in the Markets, Public Policy and Law Department of the Questrom School of Business, and Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management in the BU School of Public Health. He currently serves as national program director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program. From 1992 to 2016, he also directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program. At BU since 1994, he directed the Questrom School’s Health Care MBA Program for nine years (1994-2003), and the Boston University Health Policy Institute for ten years (2003-2013). His current research interests include: national health policy and health system reform; comparative health care systems; and evaluation of quality improvement initiatives. Earlier in his career, Dr. Cohen held faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University and Brandeis University, and spent eight years at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, serving as Vice President for Research and Evaluation for five years. He is principal author of Technology in American Health Care: Policy Directions for Effective Evaluation and Management (Michigan, 2004); co-editor of Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America's Entitlement Programs in the Age of Affordable Care (Oxford, 2015); and co-editor of "The Politics and Challenges of Achieving Health Equity," a special issue of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (Duke, 2017). Dr. Cohen is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and an editorial board member of Inquiry and the Journal of Health Organization and Management. He served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in 2013-2015, and currently is a member of the International Scientific Advisory Group for the National Health Service's Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. 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.

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management




RWJF Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program - Technical Assistance and Direction
09/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


RWJF scholars in health policy research & RWJF investigator awards in health policy research programs
09/01/2015 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research and RWJF Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Programs
09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research NPO and Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research NPO
09/01/2012 - 08/31/2013 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Evaluation of the BMC Provider-Level Dashboard
01/01/2012 - 08/31/2012 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Yankee Alliance


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program
09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation





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  1. Horný M, Cohen AB, Duszak R, Christiansen CL, Shwartz M, Burgess JF. Dense Breast Notification Laws: Impact on Downstream Imaging After Screening Mammography. Med Care Res Rev. 2018 Jan 01; 1077558717751941. PMID: 29347864.
     
  2. Villa S, Restuccia JD, Anessi-Pessina E, Rizzo MG, Cohen AB. Quality improvement strategies and tools: A comparative analysis between Italy and the United States. Health Serv Manage Res. 2018 Jan 01; 951484818755534.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29486603.
     
  3. Cohen AB. Point-Counterpoint: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Medical Care and the Issue of Economic Model Transparency. Med Care. 2017 Nov; 55(11):907-908. PMID: 29028752.
     
  4. Cohen AB, Grogan CM, Horwitt JN. The Many Roads toward Achieving Health Equity. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2017 Oct; 42(5):739-748. PMID: 28663177.
     
  5. Cohen AB, Grogan C, Horwitt J. Special Issue: The Politics and Challenges of Achieving Health Equity. Duke University Press. Durham. 2017.
     
  6. Horný M, Burgess JF, Cohen AB. Advanced Imaging Utilization Trends in Privately Insured Patients From 2007 to 2013. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Dec; 12(12 Pt B):1380-1387.e4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26614883; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.09.013;.
     
  7. Cohen AB, Colby DC, Wailoo KA, Zelizer JE. Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America’s Entitlement Programs in the Age of Affordable Care, ed. by Cohen AB, Colby DC, Wailoo KA, Zelizer JE. Introduction: Medicare, Medicaid, and the Moral Test of Government. Oxford University Press. New York. 2015; xi-xix.
     
  8. Cohen AB, Colby DC, Wailoo KA, Zelizer JE. Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America’s Entitlement Programs in the Age of Affordable Care, ed. by Cohen AB, Colby DC, Wailoo KA, Zelizer JE. Conclusion: The World that Medicare and Medicaid Made. Oxford University Press. New York. 2015; 333-340.
     
  9. McHugh M, Kang R, Cohen AB, Restuccia JD, Periyanayagam U, Hasnain-Wynia R. Use of quality improvement interventions and the link to performance on percutaneous intervention for acute myocardial infarction. J Emerg Med. 2015 Jun; 48(6):744-50.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25766427; DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.12.049;.
     
  10. Horný M, Burgess JF, Horwitt J, Cohen AB. Advanced diagnostic imaging in privately insured patients: recent trends in utilization and payments. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Jul; 11(7):692-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24813748; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.01.019;.
     
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