Martin A. Cohen, ScD, SM

Assistant Chair, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences (Primary department)
Dr. Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, Assistant Chair for Stakeholder Engagement, and Director of the Field Research and Consultation Group. He is a certified industrial hygienist and certified safety professional.

Contact Information

University of Washington
Box: 354695
4225 Roosevelt Way NE.
Seattle, WA 98105-6099
Tel: 206-616-1905

Research Interests

  • Exposure assessment methodologies utilizing direct reading instrumentation and video exposure monitoring.

  • KEYWORDS: hazards in industry; applied industrial hygiene; exposure sciences

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Teaching interests

Recognition of hazards in industry, applied industrial hygiene, mentoring exposure sciences students.

Education

ScD, Exposure Assessment, Harvard University, 1990
SM, Air Pollution Control, Harvard University, 1985

Projects

Demonstrating the Fit Factor of Healthcare N95 Respirators Using Video Exposure Monitoring.

Selected Publications

Spalt EW, Curl CL, Allen RW, Cohen M, Adar SD, Stukovsky KH, Avol E, Castro-Diehl C, Nunn C, Mancera-Cuevas K and Kaufman JD, Time–location patterns of a diverse population of older adults: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air), J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol advance online publication, April 29, 2015.

Spalt EW, Curl CL, Allen RW, Cohen M, Williams K, Hirsch JA, Adar SD and Kaufman JD, Factors influencing time-location patterns and their impact on estimates of exposure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air), J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol advance online publication, April 29, 2015.

Allen RW, Adar SD, Avol E, Cohen M, Curl C, Larson T, Liu S, Sheppard L, and Kaufman J, Modeling the Residential Infiltration of Outdoor PM2.5 in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air), Env. Health Persp, 2012 Jun;120(6):824-30.

Kaufman J, Adar S, Allen R, Barr RG, Budoff M, Burke G, Casillas A, Cohen M, Curl C, Daviglus M, Diez Roux A, Jacobs D, Kronmal R, Larson T, Liu SLJ, Lumley T, Navas-Acien A, O'Leary D, Rotter J, Sampson P, Sheppard L, Siscovick D, Stein J, Szpiro A, Tracy R, "Prospective Study of Particulate Air Pollution Exposures, Subclinical Atherosclerosis, and Clinical Cardiovascular Disease. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air)", Am. J. of Epidem, 2012 Nov 1;176(9):825-37.

Allen RW, Adar SD, Avol E, Cohen M, Curl C, Larson T, Liu S, Sheppard L, and Kaufman J, "Modeling the Residential Infiltration of Outdoor PM2.5 in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air)", Env. Health Persp., 2012 Jun;120(6):824-30.

Stevens E, Cohen M, Spielholz P., Optical properties of plane and convex mirrors: investigation of mirror use to enhance construction flagger safety, Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2009;15(1):89-100.

Cohen MA, Adar SD, Allen RW, Avol E, Curl CL, Gould T, Hardie D, Ho A, Kinney P, Larson TV, Sampson P, Sheppard L, Stukovsky KD, Swan SS, Liu LJ, Kaufman JD., "Approach to estimating participant pollutant exposures in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air)", Environ Sci Technol. 2009 Jul 1;43(13):4687-93.

Su J, Larson T, Gould T, Cohen M, and Buzzelli M, "Transboundary air pollution and environmental justice: Vancouver and Seattle compared", GeoJournal, Published online - 6 March 2009.

Allen RW, Davies H, Cohen MA, Mallach G, Kaufman JD, and Adar SD., "The spatial relationship between traffic-generated air pollution and noise in 2 US cities." Environ Res. 2009 Apr;109(3):334-42.

Poplawski K, Gould, T, Setton E, Allen R, Su J, Larson T, Henderson S, Brauer M, Hystad P, Lightowlers C, Keller P, Cohen M, Silva C, and Buzzelli M, "Intercity transferability of land use regression models for estimating ambient concentrations of nitrogen dioxide", J of Exp. Sci. and Env. Epi. (2009) 19, 107–117

Cohen MA, Clark RE, Silverstein B, Sjostrom T and Spielholz P, "Work-related deaths in Washington State, 1998-2002", J. of Safety Res., Volume 37, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 307-319.

Daniell WE, Swan SS, McDaniel MM, Camp JE, Cohen MA, Stebbins JG., "Noise exposure and hearing loss prevention programmes after 20 years of regulations in the United States." Occup Environ Med. 2006 May;63(5):343-51. Epub 2006 Mar 21. Erratum in: Occup Environ Med. 2006 Jun;63(6):436.

Howard NL, Spielholz P, Cohen MA, Silverstein B., "Self-reported musculoskeletal symptoms and observed risk factors in bareroot tree nurseries". J Agric Saf Health. 2005 Feb;11(1):19-33.

Cohen MA, Connon C, Silverstein B, "Safety in the food processing industry: An observational assessment of hazards from the state of Washington". Prof. Safety. 2003 Nov; 20-30.

Daniell WE, Fulton-Kehoe D, Cohen M, Swan SS, Franklin GM. "Increased reporting of occupational hearing loss: workers' compensation in Washington State, 1984-1998". Am J Ind Med. 2002 Dec;42(6):502-10.

C. Marino and M. Cohen, " Washington state hospital survey 2000: Gloves, handwashing agents, and moisturizers" Am. J. Inf. ControI, vol 29, December 2001.

J. Baggs, M.Cohen, J.Kalat, B.Silverstein, "Pneumatic Nailer Injuries: A Report on Washington State 1990-1998" Prof. Safety pp 33-38, Jan 2001.

M.A. Cohen and J.D. Kaufman, "Latex Sensitivity in Washington State Acute Care Hospitals: A Needs Assessment and Survey of Awareness of the Issues", Am. Assoc. of Occup. Hlth. Nursing J. Vol. 48, No. 6, June, 2000.

N.S. Seixas, M.A.Cohen, B. Zevenbergen, M. Cotey, S. Carter, J. Kaufman, "Urinary Fluoride as an Exposure Index in Aluminum Smelting", AIHAJ, Vol 61, pp 89-94, Jan/Feb 2000.

S. Bao, B. Silverstein, M. Cohen, "An Electromyography Study in Three High Risk Poultry Processing Jobs", Int. J. of Industrial Ergo 27 (2001) 375-385.

J.D. Kaufman, M.A. Cohen, S.R. Sama, J.W. Shields, J. Kalat, "Occupational Skin Diseases in Washington State, 1989 through 1993: Using Workers' Compensation Data to Identify Cutaneous Hazards", Am. J. of Pub. Hlth., Vol. 88, No. 7, pp.1047-1051, July 1998.

M.A. Cohen and M.R. Cotey, "The use of a Hand-Held Pen computer for Field Data Entry", Appl. Occup. Environ. Hyg., Vol 12, No. 12, pp. 792-796, December 1997.

M.A. Cohen, P.B. Ryan, J.D. Spengler, H. Ozkaynak, and C. Hayes, "Source Receptor Study of Volatile Organic Compounds and Particulate Matter in the Kanawha Valley, WV, Part I: Methods and Descriptive Statistics", Atmospheric Environ., Vol. 25B, No. 1, pp 79-93, 1991.

M.A. Cohen, P.B. Ryan, J.D. Spengler, H. Ozkaynak, and C. Hayes, "Source Receptor Study of Volatile Organic Compounds and Particulate Matter in the Kanawha Valley, WV, Part II: Analysis of Factors Contributing to VOC and Particle Exposures", Atmospheric Environ., Vol. 25B, No. 1, pp 95-107, 1991.

M.A. Cohen, P.B. Ryan, Y. Yanagisawa, and S.K. Hammond, " The validation of a Passive Sampler for Indoor and Outdoor Concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds", J. Air & Waste Mgmt. Assoc., Vol. 40, pp 993-997, July, 1990.

M.A. Cohen, P.B. Ryan, Y. Yanagisawa, J.D. Spengler, H. Ozkaynak, and P.S. Epstein, "Indoor/Outdoor Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia", JAPCA, J. of Air & Waste Management Assoc., August 1989.

M.A. Cohen and P.B. Ryan, "Observations Less than the Analytical Limit of Detection: a New Approach", J. Air Poll. Contr. Assoc. Vol. 39, No. 3, pp 328-329, March 1989.

W.A. Turner, M.A. Cohen, S. Moore, J.D. Spengler, and P.H. Hackett, "Carbon Monoxide Exposures in Mountaineers on Denali", Alaska Medicine, pp 85-90, May/June 1988.

Review date: 
3/24/2016