Jessica Cohen joined the NWABR Board in 2017. She is the Director of the PATH’S Office of Research Affairs (ORA), and has served as the Co-Chair of PATH’s Research Ethics Committee (REC) since 2007. As ORA Director, she oversees PATH’s Research Ethics Committee, Research Determination Committee and Institutional Biosafety Committee.
Ms. Cohen received her Master of Health Science in International Health from Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health and her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Ms. Cohen joined PATH in 2000 and worked for 15 years as a researcher and project manager to advance reproductive health and HIV prevention technologies for use in low-resource settings. She has been a member of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research since 2007 and received her CIP certification in 2011.