Dr. Cohn has long been involved in international health trough her work with many international organizations throughout the world including the regions of West Africa, South Africa, East Africa, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South East Asia. After completing her pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she worked with Médecins Sans Frontières as the chief expatriate physician in the northern rebel region of the Cote d’Ivoire.
Dr. Cohn received her diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2007. Then, she created a five-year intensive fellowship combining pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston to further her academic pursuit of international health. While acting as an instructor at Harvard Medical School, she completed a fellowship in global health and a master’s in public health.
In 2010 she was awarded Pediatric Infectious Disease Society Burtis Burr Breese Award for her tuberculosis research in Haitian migrant children living in the Dominican Republic. For five years she was intimately involved as a senior advisor with the MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights, and was the founding director of the Initiative to End Childhood Malnutrition in Rukungiri, Uganda. Additionally, she works closely with the Global Emergency Care Collaborative, developing training programs for providers to train in advance emergency care in Eastern Africa.
In addition to continuing her work abroad, Dr. Cohn is committed to advancing post-graduate academic education for medical professionals in global health.
Education and Training
MD - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases - The Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Titles and Academic Titles
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine-Global Health Fellowship
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Departments and Services
Alexandra Vinograd, MD, MSHP,, Jethro Zawolo, MD, Maima Kawah-Baysah, MD, Salome Weah, Lawuobah Gbozee, MD, Keri Cohn, MD, MPH.: A Qualitative Assessment of Caustic Soda Use in Liberia. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada 2018 2018.
Ku BC, Zonfrillo MR, Cohn KA. : Role of malnutrition and disease processes in mortality of pediatric patients presenting to a rural emergency department in Uganda. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada 2018 2018.
Alexandra Vinograd, MD, MSHP,, Jethro Zawolo, MD, Maima Kawah-Baysah, MD, Salome Weah, Lawuobah Gbozee, MD, Keri Cohn, MD, MPH. : A Qualitative Assessment of Caustic Soda Use in Liberia. Poster Presentation, October 2017, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Global Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA 2017.
Ku BC, Zonfrillo MR, Cohn KA. : Role of malnutrition and disease processes in mortality of pediatric patients presenting to a rural emergency department in Uganda. Poster Presentation, October 2017, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Global Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA 2017.
Todd Florin, MD, MSCE, Keri A Cohn, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Elizabeth Alpern, MD, MSCE.: Fever Fleisher and Ludwig's Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 8th Edition. Wolters Kluwer, October 2020 Notes: In Press.
Keri A. Cohn, MD, MPH, DTMH: Dengue. Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. 2nd Edition. Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, Scarfone R, et al. (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, September 2019.
Keri A. Cohn, MD, MPH, DTMH.: Emerging Infections. Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. 2nd Edition. Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, Scarfone R, et al. (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, September 2019.
Keri A Cohn, MD, MPH, DTM&H and Alexandra Vinograd, MD DTM&H ": Infectious and Post-Infectious Spinal Disease. African Federation of Emergency Medicine Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care. Lee A. Wallis and Teri Reynolds (eds.). Oxford University Press, 2, 2018.
Vinograd, Alexandra. Russo, Mike, Tsai Carmelle, and Keri Cohn MD, MPH. : Infectious Disease Emergencies. in Crain & Gershel: Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics. December 2017.
Leadership and Memberships
2013-Present, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Fellow, 2013-present
- Member, Section on International Child Health, 2013-present
- Member, Section on Infectious Diseases, 2013-present
2016-Present, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
2014-Present, Puentes De Salud- Pediatrics, Physician, Latino Immigrant Clinic, South Philadelphia, PA
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