Emeritus Neuropsychologist, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor; private neuropsychology practice
Evan H. Cohen, Ph.D., LP, CBIS, LLC; Long COVID Biomarker & Behavior Project Lead, ACRM International COVID-19 Task Force
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Since completing his 1971 Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology at SUNY-Buffalo, Dr. Cohen, Ph.D. continued to juggle his competing clinical and research commitments. After 14 clinical years in public mental health, he became the statewide Project Director of the NIMH Michigan McKinney Service Demonstration for homeless, mentally ill adults. Overseeing implementation of funded services in two counties was a primary responsibility. He also enjoyed 4 years of mentoring from Carol Mowbray, Ph.D., Director of Research & Evaluation, Michigan Dept. of Mental Health, and of services research teamwork that generated publications. His next step was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology, PM&R, U. of Michigan Medical Center. He was mentored by Denise Tate, Ph.D., Director of Research and Post-doctoral Training, and Seth Warschausky, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatric Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology. Dr. Cohen obtained a one-year AASCIPSW research grant, entitled "Consumer Perception of Resources Needed for Long Term Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)." In 1996, Dr. Cohen shifted into residential rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury to meet familial and financial needs. In 1998, he was hired as the inpatient neuropsychologist (PM&R) at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, where he remained for 18 years. Following his 2016 hospital retirement, Dr. Cohen conducted a private neuropsychology/TBI practice. In 2020, he delivered an invited virtual training at the MI BIA Annual Conference, entitled: "Working with Frontal Lobe Injuries." Thereafter, he shifted his primary focus from clinical work back to rehabilitation research. He raised questions about the often presumed equivalence between Long COVID and mild/moderate TBI despite etiological and prognostic differences. He asked ACRM which members were addressing these issues and was invited to join the International Ad Hoc Workgroup on COVID-19, a.k.a. the ACRM International COVID-19 Task Force. During 2021-2022, he submitted two successful proposals for symposia on Long COVID.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM