Adam L. Cohen MD MPH is a pediatrician and epidemiologist. He received his medical degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown West Virginia completed his Residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle Washington and served in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta Georgia. At CDC he has worked in the areas of antimicrobial resistance patient safety and prevention of bacterial pneumonia and influenza in international settings. He is board certified in pediatrics and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. He has assisted U.S. government public health responses to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 and pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in 2009. He has served on national and international committees with the World Health Organization and the United Nations. He has authored more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. He is currently the director of the influenza program at CDC_South Africa where he is part of the South Africa Regional Global Disease Detection Center and works to control and prevent influenza and pneumonia in southern Africa.