Jennifer A. Cohn, M.D., Psychologist; Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Brain Injury Program

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Leading research advances in physical medicine and rehabilitation for patients with brain injuries

Research Overview

  • Dr. Jennifer Cohn treats patients with brain and spinal cord injuries, focusing on their rehabilitation needs after injury.
  • At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, she coordinates and leads two inpatient rehabilitation teams focused on caring for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Dr. Cohn has authored numerous publications and presents nationally on the neurovascular and psychological effects of TBIs, and the rehabilitative needs of patients and caregivers following TBI.
  • She collaborates with other healthcare specialists at the Alta Bates Brain Injury Program [hyperlink]. With a focus on relearning activities of daily living and the goal to maximize patients’ potential for recovery, their program includes individualized behavior-management techniques, family counseling and education, and progressive therapy.

Read more about research among the Sutter Neurosciences Research Consortium.

Find additional information on neurosciences research and clinical trials at the Jordan Research and Education Institute at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.


Dr. Cohn received her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, NY. She completed residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and an internal medicine internship at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.


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Lange B, Cohn J, Roberts T, Camp J, Chauffour J, Gummadi N, Ishizaki A, Nagarathnam A, Tuaillon E, van de Perre P, Pichler C, Easterbrook P, Denkinger CM, Diagnostic accuracy of serological diagnosis of hepatitis C and B using dried blood spot samples (DBS): two systematic reviews and meta-analyses. BMC Infect Dis

Lange B, Roberts T, Cohn J, Greenman J, Camp J, Ishizaki A, Messac L, Tuaillon E, van de Perre P, Pichler C, Denkinger CM, Easterbrook P, Diagnostic accuracy of detection and quantification of HBV-DNA and HCV-RNA using dried blood spot (DBS) samples - a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis

Sacks E, Cohn J, Penazzato M, HIV misdiagnosis in paediatrics: unpacking the complexity. J Int AIDS Soc

Celletti F, Cohn J, Connor C, Lee S, Giphart A, Montaner J, From policy to action: how to operationalize the treatment for all agenda. J Int AIDS Soc

Primary Research Interests
  • Pain management after stroke
  • Pharmacological management of disorders of consciousness