Group Vice President, Health Sciences Research, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
Dr. Rich Cohn brings more than 25 years of experience as a statistical consultant to government, industry and academia to his role as Group Vice President of Health Sciences Research at Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS). He oversees a center that includes leading health scientists and statisticians who conduct research and address critical needs in such fields as environmental health, respiratory health, and children’s health. Dr. Cohn was also instrumental in establishing the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative, a nonprofit established to leverage the combined capabilities of the regions government, commercial, and academic environmental health institutions, and to apply that expertise toward high-impact, cross-cutting issues in environmental health. He continues to serve on the Collaboratives Executive Committee. Previously, Dr. Cohn served a five-year term at the University of North Carolina’s Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center within the School of Public Health. Scientifically, Dr. Cohn has been recognized for important statistical and methodological contributions and has published articles on environmental allergen exposures and asthma, air quality modeling methods, and laboratory performance assessment techniques. He has extensive experience in designing studies, designing and executing specialized data analyses, and disseminating results to the scientific community. Dr. Cohn holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Virginia, a master’s in statistics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a doctorate in statistics from North Carolina State University.