Joshua Cohen, PhD

Joshua Cohen, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Medicine



BA, Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
MA, Decision Sciences, Harvard University
PhD, Decision Sciences, Harvard University



Campus: Boston
Office: 35 Kneeland, 9th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-8280
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Graduate Programs

Clinical & Translational Science 


Research Synopsis

My research focuses on the application of decision analytic techniques to the analysis of medical interventions and environmental risk management problems, with a special emphasis on the proper characterization and analysis of uncertainty. My work covers a range of issues, including cell phone use while driving, alternative fuels for transit buses and school buses, tradeoffs between the nutritional benefits of fish and resulting exposure to mercury, and risks associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the US.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research