Louise Cohen, MPH

Vice President for Public Health Programs, Public Health Solutions

Louise Cohen, MPH, is Vice President for Public Health Programs at Public Health Solutions, a leading national public health institute and provider of public health services and research throughout New York. At Public Health Solutions, Ms. Cohen manages a wide portfolio of programs focusing on child development, family nutrition, tobacco control, women’s reproductive health, and access to health care. She is former Deputy Commissioner for Health Care Access and Improvement (HCAI) at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), where she has been a key force for many of the agency's successful initiatives in the last decade, including Take Care New York, the City’s health policy program. In addition, she was responsible for overseeing major units such as Correctional Health Services, Health Insurance Programs, Health Planning, and the Primary Care Information Project. Most recently, Ms. Cohen was responsible for managing the department's response to federal and state health reform. Ms. Cohen brings noted non-profit experience, having served as the Director of the Park Slope Family Health Center, and has directed a variety of community health worker programs both in New York and internationally. She earned an MPH from Hunter College and a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz.