Catherine C. Cohen

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Associate Policy Researcher
Santa Monica Office

Education

B.A. in economics, biology, Swarthmore College; B.S. in nursing, Columbia University; Ph.D. in nursing, Columbia University

Overview

Catherine "Katie" Cohen is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. A nurse and health services researcher, her work advances healthcare quality through research and policy. Cohen's research interests focus on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections, particularly those with antibiotic resistance, and improvements in post-acute and end of life care, especially among older adults. At RAND, she has also engaged in projects to develop innovative approaches to payments for physician practice expenses, evaluate access to care in rural hospitals as a result of state reimbursement policies and nursing scope of practice, improve opioid and alcohol abuse disorder treatment for those with comorbid mental health disorders, and support diabetes prevention and treatment in the workplace. She completed post-doctoral training in comparative and cost-effectiveness methodology at Columbia University School of Nursing's Center for Health Policy. She earned her B.A. in economics and biology from Swarthmore College and completed her B.S. and Ph.D. at Columbia University School of Nursing where she was a recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, the Dissertation Award of the Eastern Nursing Research Society and Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, and the Dissertation Excellence Award.

Honors & Awards

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Dissertation Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society and Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • Dissertation Excellence Award, Columbia University School of Nursing

Publications