Sarah Schweitzer Cohen, M.S., Ph.D.
Senior Managing Epidemiologist, Associate Practice Director, Epidemiology


Phone(919) 885-0548
Address1249 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27511




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Professional Profile

Dr. Cohen holds a doctorate in Cancer Epidemiology as well as a master’s degree in Biostatistics and has 20 years of experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiological studies. Her expertise includes the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, nutrition, pharmacoepidemiology, occupational health, and radiation health effects.

Dr. Cohen’s body of work includes numerous publications on studies of behavioral and genetic determinants of cancer and metabolic-related conditions such as obesity and diabetes, racial disparities in cancer, biomarkers of cancer and obesity, and cancer screening patterns. As a result of her expertise in the area of obesity epidemiology, she was inducted as a Fellow of The Obesity Society in 2012. She has also collaborated on multiple studies of worker health among radiation-exposed workers, as well as occupational cohort studies of aerospace workers, welders, motion picture film processing workers, and chemical manufacturers.

In addition to her epidemiology training, Dr. Cohen received a BS and MS in biostatistics and brings a strong set of analytic skills to the EpidStrategies team. Dr. Cohen’s publications have appeared in journals such as the Journal of the National Cancer Institute; American Journal of Epidemiology, Cancer, Obesity; and the Journal of Occupational and Environment Medicine. She serves as a scientific reviewer for many journals, including the American Journal of Epidemiology; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention; Clinical Endocrinology; Obesity; PLoS One; and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Cohen is currently an Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology within the Department of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine