Dr. Ellen Cohn is Professor, Department of Communication Science and Disorders School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. She also holds secondary appointments in Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She is a Faculty Fellow, University Honors College. She is an affiliated faculty member of Pitt’s University Center for International Studies. Dr. Cohn is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Communication and Rhetoric Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and an adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland University College.
Dr. Cohn earned her BA from Douglass College of Rutgers University. She then attained a MS from Vanderbilt University, followed by a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. She began her career as a speech-language pathologist at the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Center, University of Pittsburgh, and was formerly Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Clinical Coordinator for the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology. Her interests span the areas of telerehabilitation/telehealth/telemedicine, interprofessional education, cleft palate, dentofacial, and craniofacial disorders, clinical training in speech-language pathology, and healthcare communication.
Dr. Cohn initiated an electronic journal archive, which is available online to the public at no cost, for the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (1964-1989), in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Library System. She is also the Founding Editor, International Journal of Telerehabilitation (electronic journal). Currently she is a journal reviewer for numerous publications, including: the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Communication Disorders Quarterly, Current Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, and Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.
Her membership in professional and scientific societies includes the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, the American Telemedicine Association, the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association, and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Speech-Language and Hearing Association. In 2013, Dr. Cohn was named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; in 2006 she received the Honors of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is president-elect of the Pennsylvania-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
View a list of some of Dr. Cohn’s publications:
Kumar, S. and Cohn, E. (Eds.) (2013). Telerehabilitation. Springer-Verlag, UK, ISBN: 1447141979.
Chabon, S. and Cohn, E. (Eds.) (2011). The Communication Disorders Casebook: Learning by Example. Boston MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, ISBN: 9780205610129.
Gareis, J. and Cohn, E. (2013) (2nd Edition). Communication as Culture: An Introduction to the Communication Process. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing. ISBN: 0757548040.
Branche, J., Mullennix, J. and Cohn, E. (Eds.) (2007). Diversity Across the Curriculum. Bolton, MA, Anker Publishing Company, ISBN: 9781933371283.
Skolnick, ML and Cohn, ER (1989). Videofluoroscopic Studies of Speech in Patients With Cleft Palate. New York: Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 0387969586.
Cohn, E. (2014). Invited Commentary. Telemedicine, circa 2014. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth.
Cason, J. & Cohn, E (2013). Invited Commentary: Telerehabilitation: Current Challenges to Deployment in the United States. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, Vol. 1: 2.
Cohn, E. (2012). Tele-ethics in Telepractice for Communication Disorders. Perspectives on Telepractice, 2(1). 3-15.
Cohn, E. and Cason, J. 2012, Telepractice: A Wide-angle View for Persons with Hearing Loss. Volta Review, 112:3, 207-226.
Brannon, JA, Cohn, E, Cason, J. (Spring 2012). Making the case for uniformity in professional state licensure requirements. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, Vol. 4, No. 1, doi: 10. 5195/ijt.2012.6091.
Cohn, ER, Brannon, J, Cason, J. (Fall 2011). Resolving barriers to licensure portability for telerehabilitation professionals. International Journal of Telerehabilitation. 3:2, 31-33.doi: 10. 5195/ijt.2011.6078.
Schmidt, KL, Neiswanger, K, Cohn, E, DeSensi, R, Brandon, C, Bardi, K, Marazita, M., Nasolabial Fold and Extended Cleft Phenotype. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 2012 Jan 24.
Cohn, E, and Watzlaf, JM (2011, Sept.) Privacy and Internet-based telepractice. Perspectives on Telepractice, 1:26-37; doi: 10.1044/tele1.1.26.
Cohn, E. and Chabon, S. Making the Case for Case-based Learning, in Chabon, S. & Cohn, E. (2011). The Communication Disorders Casebook: Learning by Example. Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.
Cohn, E, Davis, D, Nicholl, J, and Baker, C. Faculty development strategies for a multidisciplinary faculty in health and rehabilitation. In David Brown (Ed.) Faculty Development Strategies that Work, 2003.
Cohn, ER, Hesky, E, Bradley, WF, McWilliams, BJ, Hurwitz, DJ and Wallace, SB., Life response to Crouzon's Disease. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 22: 123-131, 1985.
Cohn ER, Rood, SR, McWilliams BJ, Skolnick, ML, and Abdelmalek, LR, Barium sulphate coating of the nasopharynyx in lateral view videofluoroscopy. Cleft Palate Journal, 21:7,-17, 1984.