BIOProfessor Daniel (Dani) Cohen joined Tel Aviv University (TAU) for a full-time academic position in 2002 and has been a full Professor since 2007. Previously, he served in the Israel Defense Forces for many years and was the Director of the Infectious Diseases Research Institute in the Medical Corps. Prof. Cohen was appointed Head of Tel Aviv University School of Public Health in 2011 after serving 4 years as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine.
Prof. Cohen founded the Tiberio Swartz Forum on Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, a very active national and international stage for scientific communications and discussions in the field of infectious diseases and vaccines. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Summer International Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at TAU School of Public Health. He also serves as an executive board member of the Middle East Consortium for Infectious Diseases Surveillance (MECIDS) and also acts on various national and international advisory boards in the field of infectious diseases and vaccines. Prof. Cohen has also been a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) on several occasions.
Prof. Cohen has supervised many graduate and post-graduate students. He has received several awards for his outstanding contribution to research and is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles.
Research topics of interest: Epidemiology of infectious diseases and vaccinology, development and evaluation of enteric vaccines, risk and protective host factors associated with enteric diseases and in particular shigellosis.
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