פרופ' יגאל דניאל כהן

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פרופ' יגאל דניאל כהן
טלפון פנימי: 03-6407081
פקס: 03-6409868

Positions

Professor, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Chair, Middle East Consortium Middle East Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS)

Diana & Stanley Steyer Chair of Cancer Prevention and Control

Co-Director, Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Head, Tiberio Swartz Research Forum on Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity

 

Biography

Professor Daniel (Dani) Cohen joined Tel Aviv University (TAU) for a full-time academic position in 2002 and has been a full Professor since 2007. Previously, he served in the Israel Defense Forces for many years and was the Director of the Infectious Diseases Research Institute in the Medical Corps. Prof. Cohen served as the Head of Tel Aviv University School of Public Health for 6 years, after serving 4 years as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Prof. Cohen is also the Diana & Stanley Steyer Chair of Cancer Prevention and Control.   

 

Prof. Cohen founded the Tiberio Swartz Forum on Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, a very active national and international stage for scientific communications and discussions in the field of infectious diseases and vaccines. Additionally, he is the co-founder and co-director of the Summer International Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at TAU School of Public Health. He also serves as an executive board member and the current Chairperson of the Middle East Consortium for Infectious Diseases Surveillance (MECIDS) and acts on various national and international advisory boards in the field of infectious diseases and vaccines. Prof. Cohen has been a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) on several occasions.

 

Prof. Cohen has supervised many graduate and post-graduate students. He has received several awards for his outstanding contribution to research and is the author of more than 200 original, peer-reviewed articles.

 

Click here to view Prof. Cohen's CV (Short Version).​

 

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Vaccinology
  • Development and evaluation of enteric vaccines
  • Risk and protective host factors associated with enteric diseases and in particular: shigellosis
  • Study of the association between selected infectious agents (e.g. Helicobacter pylori, Human Papilloma Virus) and cancer 

 

Selected Publications

Click here for a complete list of Prof. Cohen's Peer-Reviewed Articles. 

 

Publications (from the last three years)

Mor O, Bassal R, Michaeli M, Wax M, Ram D, Cohen-Ezra O, Cohen D, Mendelson E, Ben-Ari Z, Shohat T. Prevalence of Hepatitis E virus antibodies in Israel. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015; 21(4): 692-694.


Bassal R, Rosin LS, Schvimer M, Schejter E, Ozeryansky B, Kulik S, Bachar R, Shapira H, Sandbank J, Cohen D, Keinan-Boker L. Prevalence and Correlates of Human Papillomavirus Genotypes Among Patients With Cervical Cancer and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 3 in Israel. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015;19(2):161-4.


Behar A, Fookes MC , Goren S, Thomson NR, Cohen D. Whole genome analysis to detect potential vaccine-induced changes on Shigella sonnei genome. Vaccine. 2015;33(26):2978-83.


Bassal R, Schejter E, Bachar R, Shapira, H, Kaufman, Z, Cohen D, Keinan-Boker, L. Recent trends of cervical cancer and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 3 (CIN3) in Israel. Arch Gyn Obst. 2015;292(2):405-413.


Tobias J, Kassem E, Rubinstein U, Bialik A, Vutukuru SR, Navaro A, Rokney A, Valinsky L, Ephros M, Cohen D, Muhsen K. Involvement of main diarrheagenic Escherichia coli, with emphasis on enteroaggregative E. coli, in severe non-epidemic pediatric diarrhea in a high-income country. BMC Infect Dis. 2015;15(1):79.


Muhsen K, Rubenstein U, Kassem E, Goren S, Schachter Y, Kremer A, Shulman LM, Ephros M, Cohen D. A significant and consistent reduction in rotavirus gastroenteritis hospitalization of children under five years of age, following the introduction of universal rotavirus immunization in Israel. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015;11(10):2475-82.


Muhsen K, Goren S, Cohen D. Helicobacter pylori Infection in Early Childhood and Growth at School Age. Helicobacter. 2015;20(6):410-7


Muhsen K, Chodick G, Goren S, Anis E, Ziv-Baran T, Shalev V, Cohen D. Change in incidence of clinic visits for all-cause and rotavirus gastroenteritis in young children following the introduction of universal rotavirus vaccination in Israel. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(42).


Bassal R, Ovadia A, Bromberg M, Stein M, Shainberg B, Loewenthal S, Somekh E, Cohen D, Shohat T. Risk Factors for Sporadic Infection with Campylobacter Spp. among Children in Israel: A Case-Control Study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016; 35(3):249-52


Mor O, Ofir I, Pavel R, Bassal R, Kra-Oz K, Cohen D, Shohat T, Mendelson E. Parvovirus B19V infection in Israel:  Prevalence and occurrence of acute infection between 2008 and 2013. Epidemiology and Infection. 2016;144(1):207-14.


Bassal R, Schejter E, Bachar R, Perri T, Korach J, Jakobson-Setton A, Ben-David LH, Cohen D, Keinan-Boker L. Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer and CIN3 in Jewish Women in Israel - Two Case Control Studies. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2016;17(4):2067-73.


Bassal R, Lerner L, Valinsky L, Agmon V, Peled N, Block C, Keller N, Keness Y, Taran D, Shainberg B, Ken-Dror S, Treygerman O, Rouach T, Lowenthal S, Shohat T, Cohen D. Trends in the Epidemiology of Campylobacteriosis in Israel (1999-2012). Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2016;13(8):448-55.


Baker KS, Dallman TJ, Behar A, Weill FX, Gouali M, Sobel J, Fookes M, Valinsky L, Gal-Mor O, Connor TR, Nissan I, Bertrand S, Parkhill J, Jenkins C, Cohen D, Thomson NR. Travel- and Community-Based Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Shigella sonnei Lineage among International Orthodox Jewish Communities. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22(9):1545-53.


Glatman-Freedman A, Kaufman Z, Kopel E, Bassal R, Taran D, Valinsky L, Agmon V, Shpriz M, Cohen D, Anis E, Shohat T. Near real-time space-time cluster analysis for detection of enteric disease outbreaks in a community setting. J Infect. 2016;73(2):99-106.


Muhsen K, Kassem E, Rubenstein U, Goren S, Ephros M, Cohen D, Shulman LM. Incidence of rotavirus gastroenteritis hospitalizations and genotypes, before and five years after introducing universal immunization in Israel. Vaccine. 2016; 34(48):5916-5922.


Miller-Roll T, Na'amnih W, Cohen D, Carmeli Y, Adler A. Molecular types and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Clostridium difficile isolates in different epidemiological settings in a tertiary care center in Israel. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016; 86(4):450-454.


Bassal R, Weil M, Cohen D, Mendelson E, Shohat T. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis A 12-years following the implementation of toddlers' vaccination: A population based study in Israel. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. 2017; 36(10):e248-51.


Na'amnih W, Adler A,  Miller-Roll T, Cohen D, Carmeli Y. Incidence and Risk Factors for Community and Hospital acquisition of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2017; 38(8):1-8


Launay O, Lewis DJM, Anemona A, Loulergue P, Leahy J, Sciré AS, Maugard A, Marchetti E, Zancan S, Huo Z, Rondini S, Marhaba R, Finco O, Martin LB, Auerbach J, Cohen D, Saul A, Gerke C, Podda A. Safety Profile and Immunologic Responses of a Novel Vaccine Against Shigella sonnei Administered Intramuscularly, Intradermally and Intranasally: Results From Two Parallel Randomized Phase 1 Clinical Studies in Healthy Adult Volunteers in Europe. EBioMedicine. 2017 22:164-172.


Bassal R, Shohat T, Kaufman Z, Mannasse B, Shinar E, Amichay D, Barak M, Ben-Dor A, Bar Haim A, Cohen D, Mendelson E, Lustig Y. The seroprevalence of West Nile Virus in Israel: A nationwide cross sectional study. PLoS One. 2017;12(6):e0179774.


Bassal R, Markovich MP, Weil M, Shinar E, Carmeli Y, Dan M, Sofer D, Mendelson E, Cohen D, Shohat T. Prevalence of anti-hepatitis B surface antibodies among children and adolescents vaccinated in infancy and effect of booster dose administered within a pilot study. Epidemiol Infect. 2017;145(14):1-6


Lustig Y, Kaufman Z, Mendelson E, Orshan L, Anis E, Glazer Y, Cohen D, Shohat T, Bassal R. Spatial distribution of West Nile virus (WNV) in humans and mosquitoes in Israel, 2000-2014. Int J Infect Dis. 2017;64:20-6.


Muhsen M, Anis E, Rubinstein U, Kassem E, Goren S, Shulman L, Ephros M, Cohen D. Effectiveness of rotavirus pentavalent vaccine under a universal immunization program in Israel, 2011-2015: a case-control study. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2018 (24)1:53-9


Cohen NA, Miller T, Na’aminh W, Hod K, Adler A, Cohen D, Guzner-Gur H, Santo E,  Halpern Z, Carmeli Y,  Maharshak N. Clostridium difficile fecal toxin level is associated with disease severity and prognosis. United European Gastroenterol J. 2018;6(5):773-780. 


Sharabi S, Bassal R, Friedman N, Drori Y, Alter A, Glatman-Freedman A, Hindiyeh M, Cohen D, Mendelson E, Shohat T,  Mandelboim M. Forty five percent of the Israeli population was infected with the influenza B Victoria virus during the winter season 2015-16. Oncotarget  2018;9(5):6623-6629. 


Na'amnih W, Adler A, Miller-Roll T, Cohen D, Carmeli Y. Risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in a tertiary hospital in Israel. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018;37(7):1281-1288. 


Behar A, Baker KS, Bassal R, Ezernitchi A, Valinsky L, Thomson NR, Cohen D. Microevolution and Patterns of Transmission of Shigella sonnei within Cyclic Outbreaks Shigellosis, Israel. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018;24(7):1335-1339. 


Rouach V, Goldshtein I, Wolf I, Catane R, Chodick G, Iton A, Stern N, Cohen D. Exposure to alendronate is associated with a lower risk of bone metastases in osteoporotic women with early breast cancer. J Bone Oncol. 2018;12:91-95.


Muhsen K, Sinnreich R, Beer-Davidson G, Nassar H, Cohen D, Kark JD. Sero-prevalence of Helicobacter pylori CagA immunoglobulin G antibody, serum pepsinogens and haemoglobin levels in adults. Scientific reports. 2018;8(1):17616.


Ciancarella V, Lembo-Fazio L, Paciello I, Bruno AK, Jaillon S, Berardi S, Barbagallo M, Meron-Sudai S, Cohen D, Molinaro A, Rossi G. Role of a fluid-phase PRR in fighting an intracellular pathogen: PTX3 in Shigella infection. PLoS pathogens. 2018;14(12):e1007469.


Rouach V, Goldshtein I, Buch A, Catane R, Chodick G, Stern N, Shalev V, Cohen D. The association between adherence with oral bisphosphonates and the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. Journal of Bone Oncology. 2018.


Muhsen K, Sinnreich R, Merom D, Beer-Davidson G, Nassar H, Cohen D, Kark JD. Prevalence and determinants of serological evidence of atrophic gastritis among Arab and Jewish residents of Jerusalem: a cross-sectional study. BMJ open. 2019;9(1):e024689.
 

Katz D, Ben-Chetrit E, Sherer SS, Cohen D, Muhsen K. Correlates of non-typhoidal Salmonella bacteraemia: a case-control study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2019. 

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