Elizabeth Gross Cohn, RN, PhD, has been appointed as the director of the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation, Garden City, N.Y., according to a news release from the school. She is returning to Adelphi after spending the past five years at Columbia University.
We are thrilled to welcome [Cohn] back to Adelphi as director of the CHI, Gayle Insler, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said in the release. Her strong background in public health, research, community engagement and community health will bring an intensity of focus to CHI.
CHIs mission is to bring together interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students from across Adelphi to find innovative ways of creating a culture of health, community by community across Long Island. The centers research and practice focus on understanding and meeting the needs of communities, engaging and empowering all parts of the community and strengthening what works well in communities.
Adelphi is a dynamic and vibrant institution seeking to improve health and healthcare in our communities, Cohn said. The Center for Health Innovation will accelerate that mission through translational research, community engagement and public-private partnerships to improve health across Long Island.
As director, Cohn will build on the past three years of growth since the establishment of CHI under Patrick Coonan, RN, EdD, dean of the College of Nursing and Public Health. Coonan will continue in his role as CHI academic director, in which he is responsible for the associated academic programming.
Cohn is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar and was the founding director of diversity and cultural affairs at Columbias School of Nursing.
For information, visit www.chi.adelphi.edu.