Murray Cohen

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Medical Advisor to Wello Inc
    • Organization:Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foun
    • Area of Expertise:Infectious Disease Control, Education
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      Area(s) of expertise: Infectious Disease Control, Education
      Summary of expertise:
      Dr. Murray Cohen is an acting Medical Advisor to Wello Inc. Dr. Cohen is President and Board Chairman of a global NGO named Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation, Ltd. as well as an internationally recognized expert in bioterrorism, workplace safety, biosafety, industrial hygiene and infectious disease control. In addition he is also the owner of a veteran-owned small business named Consultants in Disease and Injury Control (CDIC Inc.). The Frontline Health Individuals Safety Management meetings are arranged by the Frontline Foundation.

      Dr. Cohen is an inventor, and a successful businessman along with being a research scientist. He has experience in the field of hospital and laboratory safety internationally. His knowledge regarding CDC, OSHA, FDA, EPA regulations along with guidelines of WHO (World Health Organization) is immense. He has commendable experience of working with health ministers, community, industrial and labor groups.

      Murray L. Cohen served for 21 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a career Public Health Service officer. His specialty area was the prevention of occupationally transmitted infections, including bacterial diseases (anthrax, tuberculosis) and blood-borne viruses (HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, Ebola). After retiring from the CDC in 1996, Dr. Murray L. Cohen founded Consultants in Disease and Injury Control, Inc. (CDIC) and the Frontline Healthcare Worker's Safety Foundation Ltd.

      Since anthrax was first identified as the active biological agent of the recent mail delivered attacks, Dr. Murray Cohen has worked on the frontline with the responding government agencies. His involvement began at American Media, Inc., where the fatal index case occurred, and continues with his consultation and participation at other contaminated governmental facilities. He is on the scientific team conducting ongoing research on anthrax at government laboratories. He has helped develop sampling techniques, containment strategies, safe mail handling procedures, and decontamination techniques. He also serves on several anthrax task forces, ad hoc committees, and has provided briefings on Capitol Hill.

      Dr. Murray Cohen has been a leader, in helping American businesses understand the science behind the attacks. From helping companies properly handle copycat incidents and hoaxes, to providing comprehensive risk assessments, he is helping create safer, smarter and more secure work environments. Working with top security, risk management and technical firms, he developed the "gold standard" of smart and cost effective strategies for businesses wishing to protect their employees, customers, and shareholders from today's new risks. Whether a company is looking for safer mail handling procedures or a complete overhaul of safety and security plans, Dr. Murray Cohen is helping provide the scientifically based business solutions.

      Dr. Murray Cohen earned a Ph.D. in occupational and environmental health sciences at the University of Illinois Medical Center, a master's degree in community health sciences from the University of Texas School of Public Health, and a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of Texas.
      Blog/Web site: http://www.welloinc.com/WelloLeadership/dr-murray-l-cohen/
      White paper/research:
      Dr. Cohen is on the scientific team conducting ongoing research on anthrax at government laboratories. He has helped develop sampling techniques, containment strategies, safe mail handling procedures, and decontamination techniques.
      Books/articles published:
      Dr. Murray Cohen has received numerous honors, including commendations from the US Public Health Service. He also is the author of journal articles, book chapters, government publications and training videos on a variety of health and safety related topics. He is a Diplomat in the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene and a member of the American Biological Safety Association, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists and the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
      Awards/associations/memberships:
      A certified industrial hygienist, Dr. Cohen is an internationally recognized expert in occupationally transmitted infectious diseases, risk assessment, and biosafety/biosecurity. Dr. Cohen currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program, is a voting member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, and serves on the Federal Interagency Expert Panel for Anthrax Spore Efficacy Test Methods and Surrogates. He consults for the NIH as well as several other U.S. and foreign government agencies, and for the World Health Organization.
      Prior media experience:
      He has helped develop sampling techniques, containment strategies, safe mail handling procedures, and decontamination techniques. He also serves on several anthrax task forces, ad hoc committees, and has provided briefings on Capitol Hill.

      Dr. Murray Cohen has also been a leader in helping American business understand the science behind the attacks. From helping companies properly handle copycat incidents and hoaxes, to providing comprehensive risk assessments, he is helping create safer, smarter and more secure work environments.

      Educational background:
      He earned his B.A. with Honors in Biological Sciences from the University of Texas, his Masters of Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. A certified industrial hygienist, Dr. Cohen is an internationally recognized expert in occupationally transmitted infectious diseases, risk assessment, and biosafety/biosecurity. Dr. Murray Cohen has received numerous honors, including commendations from the US Public Health Service.
      References:
      welloinc.com
      CDC
      NIH
      WHO

      Interests:
      Dr. Murray L. Cohen is an internationally recognized expert in bioterrorism, workplace safety, biosafety, industrial hygiene and infectious disease control.

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