LiVDerm Faculty Members

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David E. Cohen, MD, MPH

New York, New York

David E. Cohen, MD, MPH



Dr. Cohen is The Charles C. and Dorothea E. Harris Professor and vice chair of Clinical Affairs for the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, where he leads the section on Occupational and Environmental Dermatology. His clinical and research efforts concentrate on cutaneous allergic and toxic reactions to exogenous and photo-reactive chemicals, and the impact of environmental stressors on skin.

Dr. Cohen was empaneled by the Institute of Medicine to study the Federal Response to the Health Effects Associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He received U.S. Centers for Disease Control funding to develop a bioterrorism preparedness plan for Anthrax-related skin infections for the federally mandated “Healthy People 2010,” a comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda. The New York City Department of Health has consulted with Dr. Cohen to evaluate the cutaneous effects of the World Trade Center attacks,  and he has worked with the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health to discover new allergens in the workplace.

Education and Training

  • Occupational Medicine Residency, Columbia University School of Public Health, 1994
  • Dermatology Residency, New York University Medical Center, 1993
  • Master of Public Health, Columbia University, 1992
  • Residency, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1990
  • Medical Degree, State University of New York - Stony Brook, 1989

Professional Highlights

Dr. Cohen is the immediate past President of the American Dermatological Association, and served as President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, the Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York Dermatological Association. He served as a founding board member for the American Acne and Rosacea Society, and led the national guidelines of care for individuals with Latex allergy and served on the panel to establish the national guidelines of care for Atopic Dermatitis for the American Academy of Dermatology. He has authored 103 articles and 20 book chapters, and has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of Dermatologic disorders. He served on his community’s Board of Education for 9 years and as President for 2 years. In October, 2016, he was awarded the title of Master Clinician, New York University’s highest honor for a clinician bestowed to a single physician each year.


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