Jeffrey M. Cohen

Senior Advisor, HRP Consulting Group

Dr. Cohen currently serves as Principal and CEO of the HRP Consulting Group, Inc., a firm engaged in training and consulting in human research protections. Previously, Dr. Cohen served for two years as Associate Dean, Research Compliance at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Prior to his service at Weill Medical College, Dr. Cohen served as Director, Division of Education and Development in Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the US Department of Health and Human Services for four years. At OHRP, Dr. Cohen was responsible for OHRPs human subjects education program. This included coordination of a national program of educational workshops, the development and dissemination of educational materials, making presentations and conducting training sessions for institutions and professional organizations, and the development of on-line training materials.

Dr. Cohen received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1974. For twenty years Dr. Cohen served in the Office for Research at the University at Albany, State University of New York. As Associate Director for Research Compliance and Information Management he was responsible for ensuring that all research activities at the university were in compliance with Federal regulations, administered the IRB and the IACUC, and served as Director of the Laboratory Animal Facility. Dr. Cohen has been an active contributor to national discussion of human subjects issues since 1979, is a highly visible participant at national meetings such as those sponsored by PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research) and is a past President of ARENA (The Applied Research Ethics National Association). Dr. Cohen is also a Certified IRB Professional. In 2009, Dr. Cohen received PRIM&Rs Arena Legacy Award.


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