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Chari Cohen

Chari Cohen, PhD, MPH

Contact Dr. Cohen

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax

Medical School

PhD, Drexel University
MPH, Temple University
BS, Lafayette College

University Appointments

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research Interests and Practice

Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer                                                                                                                                          Cancer Health Disparities                                                                                                                                                       Asian American and Pacific Islander Health                                                                                                              Healthcare Access                                                                                                                                                 Community-Based Participatory Research


Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation                                                                                    


Dr. Chari Cohen is Director of Public Health for the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) in Doylestown, PA. For the past 15 years, she has planned, implemented and evaluated community programs and research projects focusing on hepatitis B and liver cancer. Her research focuses on reducing hepatitis B-related health disparities, including developing culturally competent models for improving healthcare access. Dr. Cohen is Co-Founder and Director of Hep B United Philadelphia, a coalition and campaign to increase testing, vaccination and linkage to care in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Nationally, she is Chair of CHIPO: Coalition Against Hepatitis for People of African Origin. She is also Co-Founder and Adviser to Hep B United, a national coalition in 14 states to address and eliminate hepatitis B. She sits on the steering committee for the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and currently serves as Policy Chair for the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Cohen received her MPH from Temple University and her DrPH in Community Health and Prevention from Drexel University School of Public Health.


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