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Alicia J Cohen, MD, MSc – Career Development Awardee

Alicia J Cohen, MD, MSc Alicia J Cohen, MD, MSc
Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI
Providence, RI 


Alicia Cohen, MD, MSc, FAAFP is a Core Investigator at the VA Providence Healthcare System's Center of Innovation in Long Term Services and Supports, and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Health Services, Policy, and Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health. Her research focuses on identifying and addressing food insecurity, and social determinants of health more broadly, in clinical settings. As an HSR&D CDA awardee she is developing and piloting a VHA-community partnered intervention to optimize screening and referral processes for connecting Veterans experiencing food insecurity to relevant VA and community resources. Dr. Cohen practices primary care at the VA Providence Healthcare System's Homeless PACT and Women's Health PACT.

Dr. Cohen received her MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine training at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program followed by an Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Michigan. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan during which time she earned her master's degree in Health and Health Care Research. Dr. Cohen subsequently completed an Advanced Health Services Research & Development Fellowship at the VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research/VA Providence Center of Innovation in Long Term Services and Supports.

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