Mandy Krauthamer Cohen is a well-known Physician in the United States of America and a public health official. Mandy K. Cohen worked as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. She is also an adjunct professor of health policy & management at the University of North Carolina. She is a founding member of Doctors for America. Modern Healthcare identified Cohen as one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare in the year 2019. 

Mandy Cohen Quick Facts and Information
Full nameMandy Krauthamer Cohen
Date of birthNot available
AgeMay be 35 years old
Birth PlaceBaldwin, New York USA
Residing townRaleigh, North Carolina
EducationCornell University (BA), Yale University (MD), Harvard University (MPH)
Marital StatusMarried (Samuel Cohen)
Children 2
Social MediaTwitter
Net WorthNot Available

Dr. Cohen was born in Baldwin, New York, USA. Cohen grew up in Long Island in Baldwin Hamlet. Baldwin Hamlet is located in Hempstead, New York. Her mother worked as an emergency medicine nurse, motivating her to pursue her career in medical care.

Mandy Cohen Education

Mandy completed elementary and high school in New York. Mandy received a bachelor’s degree in Policy analysis and management from Cornell University. In Washington, D.C., she worked on Capitol Hill, after Cornell University graduation. She remembers thinking that there were not many physicians around and noted that for those working on health policy, there was usually no medical background. Dr. Cohen obtained her medical degree from Yale University. She got trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital which is situated in Boston. 

In Washington, D.C., she interacted with professionals working Who already had experience working in Hospital complex systems, or running them. She obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard University.

Mandy Cohen Career

Dr. Cohen’s first post-residency position was to work as the Deputy Director of the Veterans Affairs department in Comprehensive Women’s Health Services in the United States. Dr. Cohen also worked for a patient advocacy organization and held different positions in the United States. She was the National Outreach Director and founding member of the grassroots organization Doctors for Obama. It was later renamed Doctors for America. She worked as director of policy for the organization and later worked as executive director. She and fifty members of the organization met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on October 5, 2009, followed by a reception at the White House Rose Garden for the White Coat Rally. 

In 2013, she was hired by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States. There, she worked as a senior advisor to help implement Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program policies. She was later appointed as the Agency’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff Services. She also worked as Acting Director of the Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight Center of the Agency.

In 2014, Cohen advocated for maternity coverage in the Affordable Care Act before Congress while she was eight months pregnant. In January 2017, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Cohen as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for North Carolina. She was a guest speaker at a luncheon hosted by the League of Women Voters at North Carolina State University on September 14, 2017. In 2019, she criticized the budget proposed for 2019-2021 by the North Carolina House of Representatives. She argued that it harms North Carolinians by making massive cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services. She was honored by Rock Health with the “Top 50 in Digital Health” award.

Mandy Cohen Works

Mandy oversaw the Health Insurance Marketplace and the regulation of the private insurance market. She worked on implementing the Affordable Care Act with external partners. Also, she worked with stakeholders to identify and test new models of payment and care delivery. Most recently, she worked as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff of the Medicare and Medicaid Services Centers. She provided the Agency with operational leadership and coordination. 

Cohen focused on addressing our healthcare system’s inefficiencies and waste and finding new payment models that will lead to better health outcomes. Dr. Cohen hopes to accomplish a great deal over the next few years. Her experience in these fields, along with her experience in organizational leadership, are valuable tools. These tools help to fight the epidemic of deadly opioid and undergo a complicated transition to a Medicaid managed care model in North Carolina. Dr. Cohen is focused on improving the delivery of healthcare and other services for children, in addition to addressing these challenges. 

COVID 19 Pandemic

To prevent COVID-19 from spreading, Cohen stressed the need for North Carolinians to wear face masks, practice social distancing, and wash their hands. She practically met with members of the Health Committee of the House of Representatives of North Carolina in June 2020 to address pandemic concerns. Cohen announced the establishment, active through July, of up to three hundred testing sites in North Carolina. She requested more supplies from the federal government. 

On June 30, 2020, Cohen announced that her department and Omnicare which is a CVS Health-owned company will work together. They will conduct tests in over 400 locations for 36,000 nursing home residents and 25,000 nursing home employees. On July 16, 2020, she held a media briefing to address virus testing in North Carolina, after the state had reached 96,426 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15,088 virus-related deaths. 

Mandy Cohen Relationship

Cohen is married to Samuel Cohen who is a regulatory attorney for health care. Mandy and Samuel met in Boston, where she had completed her internal medicine residency, and he was attending law school. They have two daughters and they live in Raleigh in the north. 

Mandy is Jewish and was honored in 2018 for her contributions to the community by the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary’s Lions of Judah.

Mandy Cohen Social Media

Mandy Cohen is active on Twitter to share her views. She has an account, Mandy Cohen with 12.8k followers (joined in May 2017). 

Mandy Cohen Net Worth

The net worth of Mandy Cohen is not available. 

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