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Andrew L. Cohen, Ph.D.

Andrew L. Cohen, Ph.D.

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Appointment (585) 275-2821

About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Andrew Cohen is a Pediatric Psychologist licensed within NYS; Assistant Professor and Faculty within the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry; and the Director of Behavioral Health Integration & Collaborative Care for the Pediatri...
Dr. Andrew Cohen is a Pediatric Psychologist licensed within NYS; Assistant Professor and Faculty within the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry; and the Director of Behavioral Health Integration & Collaborative Care for the Pediatric Practice at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cohen completed a child and adolescent psychology internship at the University of Rochester in 2009 en route to earning his doctorate in clinical psychology from Auburn University. He completed a pediatric psychology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, and then assumed the position of embedded psychologist in the Pediatric HIV Clinic at SUNY Downstate from 2010-2013. At Arkansas Children’s Hospital from 2013-2016, Dr. Cohen served as Co-Director of Training for the Pediatric Psychology Fellowship), where he pursued his passion for patient care, training, and program development.

Over his career, Dr. Cohen has been fortunate to train, supervise, and mentor many excellent trainees within pediatric primary and specialty care settings. Dr. Cohen takes a collaborative approach with trainees to address cross-cutting issues such as emotional / behavioral concerns and coping / adherence with chronic medical conditions. In particular, he enjoys helping trainees to partner with interdisciplinary systems to implement patient-centered, family-focused, team-based, culturally competent, and trauma-informed care for underserved youth and families. In 2017, Dr. Cohen returned to Rochester to utilize his training and program development experience to help lead behavioral health integration efforts within the Department of Pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

As the Director of Behavioral Health Integration & Collaborative Care, Dr. Cohen leads the integrated primary care program within the Pediatric Practice at Golisano Children’s Hospital. This effort is a collaboration between the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry that includes an interdisciplinary team of behavioral health faculty, staff clinicians, trainees, case manager, and community health navigator. Optimization of clinical, teaching, and training efforts is an ongoing and exciting initiative, as the Behavioral Health team has grown from 1.5 to almost 10.0 FTE in the last few years (now treating an annual volume of 2,000 underserved youth and families within the Pediatric Practice).

For almost 20 years, Dr. Cohen has worked with interdisciplinary teams to help underserved youth and families navigate a wide range of presenting concerns and, notably, issues related to coping with chronic medical conditions. For the last 5+ years, Dr. Cohen has sharpened his focus to target advocacy and promotion of integrated behavioral health in pediatric primary care for the most underserved youths and families in Rochester; as well as promote successful collaboration around the intersection of behavioral health in primary care, school, and community settings.

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Department of Psychiatry, Child & Adoles Serv (SMD)

Credentials

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology (APPIC Accredited)
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital Cleveland, Ohio
Training Director: Margaret Richards, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Education

PhD | Auburn University. Psychology. 2009

MS | Auburn University. Psychology. 2005

BS | University of California, Los Angeles. Psychobiology. 2000

Awards

"Above and Beyond" Recognition for Interdisciplinary Enhancement of Care for Youth with Hearing Impairment. 2016

Publications

Journal Articles

Rice, K.; Alpert-Gillis, L. J.; Cohen, A. L.; Scharf, M.

Quality Improvement in Pediatrics: Survey Needs

Accidental scratch--or a sign of self-cutting?

Jones, J. G.; Cohen, A. L.; Worley, K.B.; & Worthington, T.

The Journal of Family Practice. 2015; : 277-281.

Exploring the performance differences on the flicker task and the Conners' continuous performance test in adults with ADHD

Cohen, A. L.; & Shapiro, S. K.

Journal of Attention Disorders. 2007; : 49-63.

Rapport: Its relation to student attitudes and behaviors toward teachers and classes.

Benson, T. A.; Cohen, A. L.; & Buskist, W.

Teaching of Psychology. 2005; : 237-239.

Books

21st Century Psychology In S. F. Davis & W. Buskist (Eds.). 21st Century Psychology. (2008)

Chapter: ADHD: Myth or Mental Disorder

Authors: Shapiro, S. K., & Cohen, A. L,

Publisher: Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA 2008