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Faculty Profile

J Herbert Bate Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Public Health
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, UNC Center for Infectious Diseases
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Topics of Professional Interest:
  • HIV transmission
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV
  • Antiretrovirals for prevention of HIV
  • Acute HIV infection
  • HIV in China and Africa
  • The sexual transmission of HIV
  • The effects of STDs on transmission of HIV
  • HIV in semen
  • Antiretrovirals for prevention of HIV transmission
Current Professional Summary:

Dr Cohen is the Director of the Division and Center for Infectious Diseases at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches immunology and international public health. His research activities focus on prevention of HIV transmission, much of which is conducted in China and Malawi.

Committees and Organizations:
  • Member, Family Health International Technical Advisory Group
  • Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America Program Committee
  • Member, International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research Executive Committee
  • Chair, HIV Prevention Trials Network Antiviral Working Group
Honors and Awards:
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Rush Medical College
  • Feketey Alumni Award, University of Michigan
  • University of Illinois, BS (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Rush Medical College, MD
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Michigan
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Yale University
Selected Publications:
  1. Feng T, Ni A, Yang G, Galvin SR, Hoffman I, Cohen MS. Distribution of the CCR5 gene 32-base pair deletion and CCR5 expression in Chinese minorities. Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2003;32:121-124.
  2. Parish WL, Laumann EO, Cohen MS, Pan S, Zheng H, Hoffman I, Wang T, Ng KH. The emergent epidemic of STDs in China: a population-based study of behavioral and demographic correlates and implications for public health policy. JAMA. 2003;289:1265-1273.
  3. Price MA, Zimba D, Hoffman IF, Kaydos-Daniels SC, Miller WC, Martinson F, Chilongozi D, Kip E, Msowoya E, Hobbs MM, Kazembe PN, Cohen MS. The addition of treatment for trichomoniasis to the syndromic management of urethritis in Malawi: a randomized clinical trial. Sex Transm Dis. 2003;30:516-522.
  4. Kaydos-Daniels SC, Miller WC, Hoffman I, Banda T, Dzinyemba W, Martinson F, Cohen MS, Hobbs MM. Validation of a urine-based PCR-ELISA for use in clinical research settings to detect Trichomonas viginalis in men. J Clin Microbiol. 2003;41:318-323.
  5. Kaydos-Daniels SC, Miller WC, Hoffman I, Price MA, Cohen MS, Namakwha, David, Gama S, Phakati S, Chilongozi D, Hobbs MM. The use of specimens from various genitourinary sites in men to detect Trichomonas vaginalis infection. J Infect Dis. 2004;189:1926-1931.
  6. Pilcher CD, Price MA, Hoffman IF, Galvin SR, Martinson FEA, Kazembe PN, Eron JJ, Miller WC, Fscus SA, Cohen MS. Frequent detection of acute primary HIV infection in men in Malawi. AIDS. 2004;18:517-524.
  7. Pilcher CD, Tien HC, Eron JJ, Vernazza PL, Leu S, Stewart PM, Goh L, Cohen MS. Brief but efficient: acute HIV infection and the sexual transmission of HIV. J Infect Dis. 2004;189:1785-1792.


An Advanced CME Course in HIV Pathogenesis, Antiretrovirals, and Other Selected Issues in HIV Disease Management


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Marrazzo JM, del Rio C, Holtgrave DR, Cohen MS, Kalichman SC, Mayer KH, Montaner JSG, Wheeler DP, Grant RM, Grinsztejn B, Kumarasamy N, Shoptaw S, Walensky RP, Dabis F, Sugarman J, Benson CA. HIV Prevention in Clinical Care Settings: 2014 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel. JAMA. 2014.

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