Alasdair Cohen, PhD, MPH, MSc
2016PhD, Environmental Science, Policy, and ManagementUniversity of California Berkeley, College of Natural ResourcesBerkeley, CA
2016MPH, EpidemiologyUniversity of California Berkeley, School of Public HealthBerkeley, CA
2007MSc, Water Science, Policy, and ManagementUniversity of OxfordOxford, England
Dr. Cohen’s group and collaborators conduct water and health focused research internationally and domestically, with a regional focus on rural and peri-urban areas in China and the Appalachian region of the USA. Dr. Cohen’s overarching goal is to conduct policy-relevant research and use evidence-based results to advance programs and policies for improving safe water access and environmental health in low-income communities. Cohen also serves as Research Director for the Berkeley/China/Virginia Tech Program for Water and Health.
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Cohen has more than 10 years of international water and development experience and has worked for three United Nations (UN) agencies. Much of his previous work focused on developing and evaluating water-related and poverty-related indicators. From 2008-2014, he designed and managed a UN project to create the Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool, an open-source, survey-based monitoring and evaluation tool that has been used in multiple regions and countries around the world.