Dr. Cohen received her bachelor of arts in Religious Studies and Philosophy (magna cum laude) and her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her postgraduate studies in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine were completed at Brown University. She has a long-standing interest in perinatal brain injury and takes special pride in the care of the infants in the neonatal ICU. She enjoys working with residents and medical students to help them learn how to optimally care for the premature and seriously ill newborn and their families. Dr. Cohen is a strong advocate for patients and families, and works with the entire staff in the intensive care unit to provide the best and most informed care possible.
Dr. Cohen has been involved in studies to understand brain development and the pathogenesis of brain injury in the fetus and newborn. Her fellowship research focused primarily on the effects of inflammation on the barrier properties of the newborn blood-brain barrier. Her current work has been focused on the effects of reactive oxygen species on brain development in the fetus and newborn.