Jordana Cohen, MD, MSCE

Jordana Cohen, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

Dr. Cohen's primary research interests are in the areas of hypertension and chronic kidney disease. She focuses on the application of epidemiologic methods to better understand physiology-driven pharmacologic effects of antihypertensive medications in complex and high-risk disease states. Dr. Cohen has led several studies that evaluate the accuracy and predictive value of out-of-office blood pressure measurement. She has also led and contributed to a number of studies that evaluate disparities in access to care and long-term outcomes in high-risk patients with hypertension and chronic kidney disease. 

Dr. Cohen is a faculty member in the Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division in the Department of Medicine. She is currently the principal investigator of a K23 and an R01 grant funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and serves as Chair of the Data Coordinating Center for two multicenter, international trials (REPLACE COVID and FERMIN, funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences). She is also a coinvestigator of multiple studies that evaluate hypertension management in complex disease states, including the Home Blood Pressure in Hemodialysis (HOME-BP) Trial and the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Scientific Data Coordinating Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the American Heart Association's Hypertension Science Committee of the Council on Hypertension, Co-Chair of the CRIC Blood Pressure Working Group, Co-Chair of the American Medical Association's Validated Device Listing, and Co-Chair of the World Hypertension League's Accuracy in Measurement of Blood Pressure Collaborative.

Who is Dr. Cohen?

Content Area Specialties

Hypertension, chronic kidney disease, kidney transplantation, metabolic syndrome

Methods Specialties

Pharmacoepidemiology, longitudinal modeling, causal inference methodologies