Deborah A. Cohen, MD, is a senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation. Cohen received her BA at Yale University, MPH in epidemiology from the UCLA School of Public Health, and her MD from the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She has served on several advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Brazil. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
Industry Expertise (2)
Health and Wellness
Areas of Expertise (5)
Fullbright Senior Scholar (professional)
Cohen was a visiting professor at Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, where she taught and did research.
UCLA School of Public Health: M.P.H., Epidemiology 1986
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: M.D., Medicine 1981
Yale University: B.A., Filmmaking 1976
- American Public Health Association
Event Appearances (15)
"A Big Fat Crisis"
Book Talk Politics and Prose, Washington DC
"A Big Fat Crisis"
Speaker Series Seattle Town Hall
Physical Activity Surveillance: Making it Count
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists National Meeting, Keynote speaker Pasadena, CA
Programming Parks to Help People Be Healthy
Greater & Greener: Re-Imagining Parks for 21st Century Cities, International Urban parks Conference New York, NY
Stopping Obesity, a Public Health Perspective
Pediatric Academic Societies: Invited talk Boston, MA
Zoning Healthy– What can cities do?
2011 Planning Officials Forum Richard Nixon Library, Orange County
Parks and Physical Activity
Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference San Diego, CA
How Can Policy Advance Public Health?
LA County Heath Conference Los Angeles, CA
Age Differences in Response to Advertising
StanMark project policy meeting Brussels, Belgium
Preventing Chronic Disease: The Influence of Environmental Factors on Health
American Cancer Society, Midwest Nutrition and Physical Activity Summit Minneapolis, MN
Addressing the Obesity Epidemic and Chronic Diseases
Annual Meeting of Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Portland, OR
Metabolic and Eating Disorders Conference, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa and Direcção Geral de Saúde (National Health Authority) Lisbon, Portugal
“The Promise of Community Prevention for Improving the Health of Americans”
2010 Dialogue for Action Annual Meeting Baltimore, MD
The Environment and Public Policy: How Can We Impact Energy Balance?
American Heart Assoc. Annual meeting Orlando, FL
Policy & Environmental Change in Practice,
Texas! Bringing Healthy Back Statewide Obesity Partner Meeting & Summit Austin TX