Chari Cohen, MPH, DrPH(c)
Hep B United Philadelphia
Chari Cohen is the Director of Public Health for the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF), in Doylestown, PA. For the past 14 years, she has planned, implemented and evaluated community programs and research projects focusing on hepatitis B and liver cancer. Her research focuses on reducing hepatitis B related health disparities, including determining barriers to, and developing culturally competent models for improving health care access. Ms. Cohen is co-founder and Director of Hep B United Philadelphia, a coalition and campaign to increase testing, vaccination and linkage to care in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. She is also a co-founder and member of HepCAP (Hep C Allies of Philadelphia), a Philadelphia Hepatitis C coalition. Nationally, Ms. Cohen is chair of CHIPO: Coalition Against Hepatitis for People of African Origin. She is also a director of Hep B United, a national coalition in 13 states to address and eliminate hepatitis B. She sits on the steering committee for NVHR, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, and currently serves as Policy Chair for the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of the American Public Health Association. Ms. Cohen received her MPH in Community Health Education from Temple University in 2001, and is a doctoral candidate at Drexel University School of Public Health.