Jonathan Cohen, JD, MPHIL

Clinical Professor and Director of Policy Engagement, Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, University of Southern California (USC)

2022 Fellow

Jonathan Cohen is Clinical Professor and Director of Policy Engagement with the Institute on Inequalities in Global Health at the University of Southern California. He is also on the HelpAge USA Board of Directors. Click here to read more about Jonathan's appointment to the board.

Jonathan was previously the Public Health Program Director at the Open Society Foundations, where he oversaw a $39 million annual budget to advance social inclusion and a democratic commitment to the public good in health policy and practice. On sabbatical from the Open Society Foundations in 2018, Professor Cohen conducted independent research on sexual and gender diversity in aging, including issues of chosen family, non-traditional models of care, and critical gerontology. He has published widely on topics related to the political, legal, social, and economic determinants of health, and is currently producing The Health and Human Rights Oral History Project, a digital archive of thirty years of pioneering work in the health and rights field. Earlier in his career, Professor Cohen was a researcher with the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch.

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