Faculty Profiles

Elizabeth Cohn

Executive Director
Center For Health Innovation

Nexus Building Room 312
516.877.4553
516.877.4558
COHN@ADELPHI.EDU

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, Columbia University (2009)

BSN/Acute Care NP, SUNY Stony Brook (1992)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

RN
Adult Health Nurse Practitioner
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I have the honor of being the Director of the Center for Health Innovation at Adelphi University. Remarkable things are happening here. From our outstanding faculty projects to our small grants for community resiliency, we are building a culture of health, community-by-community in Long Island as a model for the nation. I am currently a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar in Health and Health Disparities Research. My work focuses on three core principles of whole community—understanding and meeting the actual needs of the whole community, engaging and empowering all parts of the community, and strengthening what works well in communities on a daily basis—provide a foundation for creating a culture of health. Her Robert Wood Johnson-funded study investigates the intersection of genomics and the social determinants of health in underserved, urban and rural areas.
I have returned to Adelphi after training at Columbia University and the National Institutes of Health. At Columbia I was faculty and served as the Associate Director of the Community-Engagement Core of the Irving Institute Clinical and Translational Science Award at New York Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the Co-Director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Methodology Seminar Series. My work in the community health was cited by the Surgeon General during the launch of the National Health Prevention Program in Washington, D.C. representing a decade of work with the Communities of Harlem Health Revival, and funded collaborative work with Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem. She has done extensive work with the Hip Hop Public Education Center at Harlem Hospital and Columbia University. A sample of the latest work on Hip Hop can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNzttOJQsnU&feature=related

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