Jessica Cohen

Director, Office of Research Affairs at PATH

Jessica Cohen

Jessica Cohen

Director, Office of Research Affairs at PATH

Biography

Jessica Cohen, MHS, is the director of PATH’s Office of Research Affairs (ORA). As ORA Director, she oversees organizational efforts to: ensure PATH’s research is scientifically and ethically sound; provide research training and education for program staff; manage institutional systems for research oversight and compliance; and provide strategic guidance on best practices for research at PATH. Ms. Cohen serves as the senior co-chair of PATH’s research ethics committee (REC). She also oversees PATH’s Research Determination Committee and Institutional Biosafety Committee, in addition to serving on PATH’s Leadership Team and other institutional leadership committees.

Ms. Cohen’s experience includes 15 years conducting international health research to develop and adapt reproductive health and HIV prevention technologies, working with research partners in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the United States. Prior to joining PATH in 2000, she worked as a qualitative research consultant with Project HOPE in Nicaragua, where she supported research pertaining to child survival and reproductive health.

Ms. Cohen received her MHS in international health from Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health. She received her BA in cultural anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has been a certified institutional review board (IRB) professional since 2011 and is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

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Senior China Strategy Advisor & Interim Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Chief Scientific Officer & Program Co-Lead, Diagnostics at PATH

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Chief Strategic Partnerships & Philanthropy Officer at PATH

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Chief People Officer at PATH

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Global Head, Malaria, Path Center for Vaccine Innovation & Access (Cvia) at PATH

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Chief of Accounting at PATH

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Chief of Strategic Finance at PATH

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Global Head, Clinical & Regulatory Affairs, Center for Vaccine Innovation & Access at PATH

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Managing Director, Advocacy & Public Policy at PATH

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Senior Director of Country Programs, Global Health Programs at PATH

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Jessica Cohen
Director, Office of Research Affairs at PATH
Education
BA in Cultural Anthropology
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Director, Office of Research Affairs
2000 - Current

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health provides social healthcare services. Its platform includes vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and devices. The firm offers treatment for malaria, pneumonia and diarrheal. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Qualitative Research Consultant
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Project HOPE-The-People-To-People HealthFoundation, Inc. provides solutions to health problems. The firm trains health professionals and build medical facilities in areas devastated by conflict, natural disasters, and poverty. It addresses infectious diseases, health professional education, women's and children's health, humanitarian assistance, and the need for health systems and facilities. The company was founded by William B. Walsh in 1958 and is headquartered in Millwood, VA.

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