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Joachim Cohen

Joachim Cohen

Prof. of Public Health and Palliative Care, Academic staff
+32 2 477 47 14, +32 494 20 29 43


MSc, PhD - Sociologist

Prof. Joachim Cohen is a social health scientist and a professor of the End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

In the research group he is chairing a research program public health and palliative care.

He graduated in 2001 as a Master in Sociology and in 2007 as a PhD in Social Health Sciences.

His research has been awarded with the Kubler Ross Award for Young Researchers and the Young Investigator Award from the European Association of Palliative Care 2010. Both prizes were awarded to him, mainly because of his large-scale population-based and population-level cross-national research on end-of-life care.

Prof. Cohen has published over 150 articles in international peer reviewed journals, co-edited the Oxford University Press book: “A public health perspective on end of life care”.


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