Marc Cohen

Research Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

Marc A. Cohen, Ph.D., is Research Director at the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, and leads the Center’s research partnership with the Gerontology Institute of the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In this capacity, he also holds a faculty appointment in the Department and is the Co-Director of the LeadinAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston. This partnership furthers the work of both organizations in advancing evidence-based research and innovation to achieve person-centered care.  

Most recently, Marc was the Chief Research and Development Officer and former President and co-founder of LifePlans, Inc., a long-term care research and risk Management Company that works with both the public and private sector on issues related to the financing and delivery of long-term care. Over his 25-year career, Dr. Cohen has conducted extensive research and analysis on a variety of public policy issues affecting the financing and delivery of long-term care services and has promoted public-private partnerships in helping to address the nation’s challenges.  Dr. Cohen has testified before Congress, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and other organizations on issues related to long-term care financing and private insurance. He served on Governor Deval Patrick’s Task Force on Long-Term Care Financing for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and most recently he served on the Steering Committee of the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative, which recently published its recommendations for improving the nation’s financing of long-term care. 

Dr. Cohen received his Ph.D. from the Heller School at Brandeis University and his Master’s Degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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