Ted Cohen, DPH, MD, MPH

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

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | Public Health Modeling | T Cohen Lab | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Yale Institute for Global Health

African Studies


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)

Honors & Recognition

  • Amsterdam Medical Center Fellowship (declined)University of Amsterdam (2014)

  • NIH New Innovator Award (2009)NIH, Office of the Director (2009)

  • Merck Manual ScholarDuke University School of Medicine (2001)

  • Alpha Omega AlphaDuke University School of Medicine (2000)

  • Senior Scholarship RecipientDuke University School of Medicine (2000)

  • Neuroscience Program PrizeOberlin College (1996)

  • Phi Beta KappaOberlin College (1995)


  • 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.

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Ted Cohen, DPH, MD, MPH
Office Location
60 College Street, Ste 608
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases60 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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