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1983 …2023

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Dr. Robert Cohen is Professor of Medicine and Director of Occupational Lung Disease.Dr. Cohen has practiced clinical pulmonary medicine for more than 30 years and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and has been a Certified NIOSH B-Reader since 1998. Dr. Cohen has a broad background in public health, occupational lung disease and has been an investigator in the area of respiratory disease in populations of occupationally exposed workers.

Dr. Cohen has served as a consultant to several agencies of the United States government in areas of mining related health issues. He has active projects studying imaging, physiology, and pathology of pneumoconiosis including silicosis and coal workers pneumoconiosis. He has also led projects studying injury and illness in mining populations. He is the principal investigator on the Black Lung Clinic and Center of Excellence funded by the the Health Resources and Services Administration. He has worked extensively on international projects in Ukraine, Colombia, and Australia.

Dr. Cohen's clinical focus is on the evaluation and treatment of patients with lung disease related to work place or environmental exposures including pneumoconiosis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, occupational COPD, and interstitial fibrosis related to dust.

Certifications and Licenses

Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine

Training Experience

1983Internship, Cook County Hospital, Chicago
1985Residency, Cook County Hospital, Chicago
1988Fellowship, Cook County Hospital, Chicago

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, MD, Northwestern University

… → 1981


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