• 531 Citations
1983 …2019
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Research Interests

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

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1981

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Research Output 1983 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Injuries associated with long working hours among employees in the US mining industry: Risk factors and adverse outcomes

Friedman, L. S., Almberg, K. S. & Cohen, R. A., Jun 1 2019, In : Occupational and environmental medicine. 76, 6, p. 389-395 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wounds and Injuries
Psychomotor Disorders

Patterns of progressive massive fibrosis on modern coal miner chest radiographs

Halldin, C. N., Blackley, D. J., Markle, T., Cohen, R. A. & Laney, A. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health B Reader Certification Program-An Update Report (1987 to 2018) and Future Directions

Halldin, C. N., Hale, J. M., Weissman, D. N., Attfield, M. D., Parker, J. E., Petsonk, E. L., Cohen, R. A., Markle, T., Blackley, D. J., Wolfe, A. L., Tallaksen, R. J. & Laney, A. S., Dec 1 2019, In : Journal of occupational and environmental medicine. 61, 12, p. 1045-1051 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (U.S.)
Linear Models

High exposure mining occupations are associated with obstructive lung disease, National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2006-2015

Mabila, S. L., Almberg, K. S., Friedman, L. & Cohen, R. A., Sep 1 2018, In : American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 61, 9, p. 715-724 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obstructive Lung Diseases
Health Surveys
Chronic Bronchitis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Mine Safety and Health Administration's Part 50 program does not fully capture chronic disease and injury in the Illinois mining industry

Almberg, K. S., Friedman, L. S., Swedler, D. & Cohen, R. A., May 1 2018, In : American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 61, 5, p. 436-443 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Workers' Compensation
Chronic Disease