Richard J. Cohen, PhD, FACHE
Recognized nationally as an authority in the public health management arena, Richard Cohen has served as CEO of Public Health Management Corporation since 1980. Dr. Cohen leads nearly 1,500 employees, more than 250 public health programs, and 10 subsidiary organizations. Under his watch, the organization has expanded a hundredfold and continues to grow. Dr. Cohen’s more than 30 publications and conference presentations get to the heart of public health dilemmas, with insight into the marketing of human services, developing leadership, establishing public/private partnerships, assessing long- versus short-term costs, understanding hospital utilization patterns, and many other critical topics. Dr. Cohen is a member of and holds leadership positions in many distinguished health organizations, including American Public Health Association (treasurer); National Network of Public Health Institutes (board chair, 2012); Alliance for Children and Families (vice chair, chair elect, and board member of its parent organization, Families International); Pennsylvania Public Health Association (past president); College of Physicians of Philadelphia and American College of Healthcare Executives (past regent); and as a past board chair for NCCD. He has received numerous awards from groups, ranging from local community alliances to national institutions. He also holds academic appointments at prestigious schools in Philadelphia, such as Drexel University School of Public Health, Jefferson Medical College Department of Health Policy, Dean’s Advisory Council for the Jefferson School of Population Health, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, and Temple University. He holds a PhD in social sciences/psychiatry from Medical College of Pennsylvania, an MA in clinical psychology from Temple University, and a BA in psychology from University of Maine.