Harvey Jay Cohen, MD

Professor of Medicine
Walter Kempner Professor of Medicine, in the School of Medicine
Director, Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 3502 Blue Zone Duke Clinic, Center for Aging, Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7502
Email address harvey.cohen@duke.edu

Dr. Cohen's research program includes clinical research relating to aspects of the pathways to functional decline with aging, geriatric assessment, and cancer in the elderly.

Pathways to functional decline are being explored through the NIA funded Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, and includes studies of the contributions of age related physiologic change, in particular changes in inflammatory parameters, comorbid diseases and conditions, environment, genetics, and the interactionas among them. Data are derived from several current studies as well as previously collected data sets from the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE), National Long Term Care Survey, and the Chinese Longevity Study (with Dr. Zeng Yi). Previous work has demonstrated the important contributions of age related inflammation and coagulation activation to functional status.

Geriatric assessment approaches have been studied in a number of randomized and controlled studies and work is now concentrating on the application of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment tools to the evaluation and treatment of elderly patients with cancer. This is an extension and continuation of a long standing interest in geriatric oncology. Previous studies have elucidated age-related patterns of disease presentation, treatment approaches, clinical trials, survivorship, quality of life, impact of comrobidities and functional outcomes. Dr. Cohen is co-chair of the Cancer in the Elderly Committee of Cancer and Acute Luekemia Group B (CALGB). A number of active studies and ongoing data bases aree being utilized to address these questions.

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York at Brooklyn, 1965

Publications

Cohen, H. J., E. R. George, and W. B. Kremer. “Hairy cell leukemia: cellular characteristics including surface immunoglobulin dynamics and biosynthesis..” Blood 53, no. 4 (April 1979): 764–65.

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371634
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Cohen, H. J., D. Shimm, S. A. Paris, C. E. Buckley, and W. B. Kremer. “Hairy cell leukemia-associated familial lymphoproliferative disorder: immunologic abnormalities in unaffected family members..” Ann Intern Med 90, no. 2 (February 1979): 174–79. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-90-2-174.

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312614
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Harmon, W. E., H. J. Cohen, E. Schneeberger, and W. E. Grupe. “Chronic renal failure in children treated with methyl CCNU (MeCCNU).” Pediatric Research 13, no. 4 II (January 1, 1979).

Scholars@Duke

Cohen, H. J., and H. R. Silberman. “Unmaintained remission after two years of combination chemotherapy in myeloma.” Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Vol. 20 (January 1, 1979).

Scholars@Duke

Newburger, P. E., H. J. Cohen, S. B. Rothchild, J. C. Hobbins, S. E. Malawista, and M. J. Mahoney. “Prenatal diagnosis of chronic granulomatous disease..” The New England Journal of Medicine 300, no. 4 (January 1979): 178–81. https://doi.org/10.1056/nejm197901253000406.

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83536
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George, E. R., and H. J. Cohen. “Kinetics of immunoglobulin synthesis and secretion by resting and pokeweed mitogen-transformed human lymphocytes..” Clin Immunol Immunopathol 12, no. 1 (January 1979): 94–104.

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421374
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George, E. R., and H. J. Cohen. “The kinetics of immunoglobulin synthesis by pokeweed mitogen stimulated peripheral blood lymphocytes in multiple myeloma..” Am J Hematol 6, no. 4 (1979): 361–71.

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316969
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Scullin, D. C., and H. J. Cohen. “Myelomatous pleural effusion: clinical course and immunologic characterization of the pleural fluid cells..” Am J Hematol 6, no. 3 (1979): 267–73.

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384784
Scholars@Duke

Cohen, H. J., and H. R. Silberman. “Unmaintained remission after two years of combination chemotherapy in myeloma.” Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Vol. 20 (1979).

Scholars@Duke

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