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Tufts University School of Medicine

Joshua Cohen

Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Clinical & Translational Science

Joshua Cohen

Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Clinical & Translational Science

Phone 617-636-8280
Office: 35 Kneeland, 9th Floor
Campus: Boston

Education

  • BA, Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
  • MA, Decision Sciences, Harvard University
  • PhD, Decision Sciences, Harvard University

Research synopsis

My research focuses on the application of decision analytic techniques to the analysis of medical interventions and environmental risk management problems, with a special emphasis on the proper characterization and analysis of uncertainty. My work covers a range of issues, including cell phone use while driving, alternative fuels for transit buses and school buses, tradeoffs between the nutritional benefits of fish and resulting exposure to mercury, and risks associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the US.