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.
Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Child & Adoles Serv (SMD)
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.
PhD | Auburn University. Psychology. 2009
MS | Auburn University. Psychology. 2005
BS | University of California, Los Angeles. Psychobiology. 2000
"Above and Beyond" Recognition for Interdisciplinary Enhancement of Care for Youth with Hearing Impairment. 2016
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.
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