Jenny Cohen, MD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement Street, #101
San Francisco CA 94121
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    University of California, Berkeley, BerkeleyBA2007Molecular Cell Biology/Immunology
    University of California, Berkeley, BerkeleyMPH2012Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    University of California, San Francisco, San FranciscoMD2013 Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco/UCPC, San FranciscoResidency2016Internal Medicine
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    UCSF2015UCSF Emergency Medicine Department’s Medicine Consultant of the Year Award
    UCSF2012Elected to AOA
    Alameda Health System2018Alameda Health System VP of Quality's Life Saver Award system-wide hypertension and cancer screening
    Northern California VA2022Veteran's Choice Care Award
    Women’s Health Field Leaders Conference 2022 Poster Competition, VA2022Biggest Impact Award

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    After graduating from UC Berkeley, she completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency at UCSF. She spent five years working as a Primary Care Physician at the county hospital in Oakland where she served as the Associate Medical Director of the clinic and more recently was the Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Alameda Health System.

    Dr. Cohen is passionate about patient-centered evidence-based care, ensuring that all patients – including the most vulnerable- can access high-quality care, and using technology to improve patient care.

    Currently she sees patients at the San Francisco VA Women’s Clinic where she also teaches the residents, has a primary care telehealth practice at the Yuba City VA Outpatient Clinic, and works with the other members of the Boost Team to serve our rural women Veterans. She is also core faculty UCSF's Clinical Informatics Fellowship program and the Site Director for the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Rotation at the San Francisco VA Women's Clinic.

    In her spare time, she loves rock climbing and when she is not working, can often be found in Yosemite, Tuolumne, and Tahoe.

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    SERVICE Act and Cancer Navigation Support. Funding will be used to support validation of Office of Quality and Patient Safety’s SERVICE Act Dashboard and outreach and counseling to women in need of additional breast cancer screening.
    Office of Health Equity Jan 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024
    Role: PI
    Description: This grant supports outreach to women Veterans due for age-appropriate breast cancer screening
    Improving the Wellbeing of Women Veterans Through Virtual Cancer Support Groups: A Quality Improvement Pilot
    THRIVE/HSR/ORH Oct 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2024
    Role: Co-PI
    Description: This grant supports the creation and evaluation of a national virtual Peer Support Group for Veterans with breast and gynecologic cancers.
    Boost 2.0
    Office of Rural Health Nov 1, 2022 - Nov 1, 2023
    Role: PI
    Description: In order to address gaps in care for our cis and transwomen and transmen Veterans living in rural parts of Northern California, we are seeking to build a Rural Women's Telehealth Outreach Team (the Boost Team) to provide Veteran-centered clinical outreach calls as well as link Veterans who may or may not be enrolled in VHA with peer support services with the goal of linking Veterans to care and improving overall wellness.
    Boost Team: Patient Education and Outreach
    Office of Health Equity Mar 1, 2022 - Nov 1, 2022
    Role: PI
    Description: This grant supports the initial phases of a patient education campaign as well as SFVA outreach at Pride Festivals in June 2022 including those in Sonoma County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Humbolt County.
    Tech Advocates
    CCA Digital Divide Learning Collaborative Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 1, 2021
    Role: PI
    Description: Implemented a variety tests-of-change to improve our adoption of the patient portal and support the launch of video visits in the ambulatory setting. Created our Tech Advocate program to support patients, staff, and clinicians overcome the digital divide.

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    1. Paging the Clinical Informatics Community: Respond STAT to Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health Organization. Appl Clin Inform. 2023 01; 14(1):164-171. Arvisais-Anhalt S, Ravi A, Weia B, Aarts J, Ahmad HB, Araj E, Bauml JA, Benham-Hutchins M, Boyd AD, Brecht-Doscher A, Butler-Henderson K, Butte AJ, Cardilo AB, Chilukuri N, Cho MK, Cohen JK, Craven CK, Crusco S, Dadabhoy F, Dash D, DeBolt C, Elkin PL, Fayanju OA, Fochtmann LJ, Graham JV, Hanna JJ, Hersh W, Hofford MR, Hron JD, Huang SS, Jackson BR, Kaplan B, Kelly W, Ko K, Koppel R, Kurapati N, Labbad G, Lee JJ, Lehmann CU, Leitner S, Liao ZC, Medford RJ, Melnick ER, Muniyappa AN, Murray SG, Neinstein AB, Nichols-Johnson V, Novak LL, Ogan WS, Ozeran L, Pageler NM, Pandita D, Perumbeti A, Petersen C, Pierce L, Puttagunta R, Ramaswamy P, Rogers KM, Rosenbloom ST, Ryan A, Saleh S, Sarabu C, Schreiber R, Shaw KA, Sim I, Sirintrapun SJ, Solomonides A, Spector JD, Starren JB, Stoffel M, Subbian V, Swanson K, Tomes A, Trang K, Unertl KM, Weon JL, Whooley MA, Wiley K, Williamson DFK, Winkelstein P, Wong J, Xie J, Yarahuan JKW, Yung N, Zera C, Ratanawongsa N, Sadasivaiah S. PMID: 36535703; PMCID: PMC9977563.
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    2. No Ifs, Ands, or Buts: Leveraging Population Health to Focus on the Care of Patients Who Smoke. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2017 Jan-Dec; 4:2382120517735010. Cohen JK, Bakamjian A, Leng L, Adhikari M, Flattery D, Berry L. PMID: 29349342; PMCID: PMC5736277.
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    3. The late presenting STEMI: How ECG scores can be used to estimate event time. J Electrocardiol. 2016 Sep-Oct; 49(5):740-3. Loring Z, Cohen JK, Morgan J, Yang J, Zimmet J. PMID: 27426204.
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    4. Nationwide increase in hospitalizations for heroin-related soft tissue infections: Associations with structural market conditions. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 01; 163:126-33. Ciccarone D, Unick GJ, Cohen JK, Mars SG, Rosenblum D. PMID: 27155756; PMCID: PMC4881875.
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    5. Regular clinic attendance in two large San Francisco HIV primary care settings. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(5):579-84. Cohen JK, Santos GM, Moss NJ, Coffin PO, Block N, Klausner JD. PMID: 26654093.
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    6. WHO guidelines for HIV/STI prevention and care among MSM and transgender people: implications for policy and practice. Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Nov; 89(7):536-8. Cohen J, Lo YR, Caceres CF, Klausner JD, WHO guideline working group. PMID: 24123866.
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    7. Pheochromocytoma crisis resulting in acute heart failure and cardioembolic stroke in a 37-year-old man. Surgery. 2014 Apr; 155(4):726-7. Cohen JK, Cisco RM, Scholten A, Mitmaker E, Duh QY. PMID: 23305592.
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    8. Pheochromocytoma crisis is not a surgical emergency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Feb; 98(2):581-91. Scholten A, Cisco RM, Vriens MR, Cohen JK, Mitmaker EJ, Liu C, Tyrrell JB, Shen WT, Duh QY. PMID: 23284003.
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    9. Acceptability of fingerprint scanning for personal identification among patients seeking HIV/STI-related services, Los Angeles, 2011. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Dec 01; 61(4):e59-60. Cohen JK, Flynn R, Bolan R, Klausner JD. PMID: 23138730.
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    10. Acceptability of Fingerprint Scanning for Personal Identification Among Patients Seeking HIV/STI-related services, Los Angeles, 2011. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012; 4(61):e59-60. Cohen JK, Flynn R, Boylan R, Klausner JD. View Publication.
    11. Interaction with amyloid beta peptide compromises the lipid binding function of apolipoprotein E. Biochemistry. 2008 May 06; 47(18):5225-34. Tamamizu-Kato S, Cohen JK, Drake CB, Kosaraju MG, Drury J, Narayanaswami V. PMID: 18407659.
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    12. Structure-guided protein engineering modulates helix bundle exchangeable apolipoprotein properties. J Biol Chem. 2003 Jun 13; 278(24):21952-9. Kiss RS, Weers PM, Narayanaswami V, Cohen J, Kay CM, Ryan RO. PMID: 12684504.
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