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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen

Jeffrey M. Cohen, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor
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As Senior Advisor of HRP Consulting Group, Dr. Cohen has over 35 years’ experience in human research protections. Dr. Cohen was also the founder of HRP Associates in 2005.

For 20 years, Dr. Cohen served in the Office for Research at the University at Albany, State University of New York as the Associate Director for Research Compliance and Information Management. In this role, Dr. Cohen was responsible for the administration of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) as well as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

He then served as Director, Division of Education and Development in the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the US Department of Health and Human Services for four years. Following his service at OHRP, Dr. Cohen served as Associate Dean, Responsible Conduct of Research at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Since leaving Cornell, Dr. Cohen has been an independent consultant.

Dr. Cohen has been an active contributor to national discussions of human subjects issues since 1979, is a highly visible participant at national meetings such as those sponsored by PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research) and is past president of ARENA (The Applied Research Ethics National Association).

Dr. Cohen is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) and in 2009 won the prestigious ARENA Legacy award for his contribution to human research protections.