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Wendy F. Cohn

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin
Office location and address
Health System West Complex, Room 3217
560 Ray C. Hunt Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., 1994, Evaluation Research, University of Virginia
Biography

Wendy Cohn, Ph.D. conducts research broadly in public health and consumer health informatics. She develops programs and tools to improve the health of consumers and patients. Current research emphasizes cancer risk assessment, control and survivorship. Wendy is an Associate Professor with specific expertise in evaluation research methods. Her applied work utilizes these methods in program development, evaluation and implementation.

Health System Changes to Address Risk Factors in Cancer Survivors
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
June 25, 2021 – November 30, 2022
Enhancing Cancer Survivorship within Virginia Health SystemsEnhancing Cancer Survivorship within Virginia Health Systems 2021-2022
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
June 30, 2021 – June 29, 2022
Enhancing Cancer Survivorship within Virginia Health SystemsEnhancing Cancer Survivorship within Virginia Health Systems
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
June 30, 2020 – June 29, 2021
American Cancer Society Partnership Awards
Source: American Cancer Society
December 01, 2019 – December 01, 2020
Enhancing Cancer Survivorship within Virginia Health Systems
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
June 30, 2019 – June 29, 2020
Building a Better Model: A Comprehensive Breast Cancer Risk Model Incorporating Breast Density to Stratify Risk and Improve Application of Resources
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Medical Research Acquisition Act
September 25, 2011 – September 24, 2015
Reducing disparities in insurance access for low income women and families in isolated rural communities
Source: Kellogg Foundation
June 01, 2012 – May 31, 2015
INST 2550: Interdisciplinary Studies Hereford College
Credits: 1–3
Individual faculty and advanced graduate students may teach these courses with the approval of the Dean's Office, which acts for the Committee on Education Policy and the Curriculum. A maximum of 3.0 credits count toward the B.A. or B.S. in the College. INST courses count as non-College credits.
PHS 2559: Topics in Public Health
Credits: 1–6
Topics in Public Health Sciences
PHS 2810: West Indies Health Care: Disaster Preparedness, St Kitts & Nevis
Credits: 3
The participants in this course held in the West Indies, will study the fundamentals of emergency care and disaster preparedness through exploration of existing preparedness infrastructures in St. Kitts and Nevis.
ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
PHS 3620: Built Environment & Public Health: Local to Global
Credits: 3
How do sidewalks, block parties, food deserts, and transit systems impact our health? This course maps the intersections between architecture, urban planning, and public health that shape the built environment, health and well being of our local and global communities. Lectures and learning applications will present the evidence and its limits on topics such as food security, age-friendly cities, obesity, social equity and vulnerable population.
PHS 5060: Program Planning and Evaluation
Credits: 3
Graduate level course designed for undergrads interested in Public Health. Principles & methods of evaluation in public health & health informatics. Covers evaluation paradigms, program planning, evaluation plan design, & use of evaluation findings. Frequent tools in evaluation (surveys, focus groups, & interviews) will be discussed in depth. Design & conduct an evaluation for an existing prog. in public health or application in hlth informatics.
PHS 5620: Built Environment & Public Health: Local to Global
Credits: 3
How do sidewalks, block parties, food deserts, and transit systems impact our health? This course maps the intersections between architecture, urban planning, and public health that shape the built environment, health and well being of our local and global communities. Lectures and learning applications will present the evidence and its limits on topics such as food security, age-friendly cities, obesity, social equity and vulnerable population.
PHS 5810: West Indies Health Care: Disaster Preparedness, St. Kitts & Nevis
Credits: 3
The participants in this course held in the West Indies, will study the fundamentals of emergency care and disaster preparedness through exploration of existing preparedness infrastructures in St. Kitts and Nevis.
PHS 7450: Biomedical & Health Informatics: Databases & Data Life Cycle
Credits: 3
Public health & clinical data is utilized in myriad ways, from pop mngt to patient care, in support of quality improvement, biomedical investigation, medical educ. & much more. Covers topics in biomedical inform, electronic med records, clinical decision support, standards & interperability, org behavior, human factors, consumer informatics and more. Covers basics of relational databases & structured query language (SQL), provides hands-on exp.
PHS 8880: Integrative Learning RP Part 1
Credits: 2
Practicum associated with Methods Course for Research in Practice Concentration. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 8881: Integrative Learning HP Part 1
Credits: 2
Practicum associated with Methods Course for Health Policy, Law & Ethics Concentration. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission