Ellen Cohn

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Ellen R. Cohn is an Associate Dean and associate professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, with a secondary faculty appointment at University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She is a faculty member of the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine.[1][2]

She received a BA from Douglass College of Rutgers University in 1974, MS from Vanderbilt University in 1975 and PhD from University of Pittsburgh in 1980.

Her research interests are in the areas of cleft palate, dentofacial and craniofacial disorders; clinical training in speech-language pathology; pharmacy-based and small group communication, and instructional and telerehabilitation based applications of electronic communication. She has done substantial work in supervision of clinicians who deliver speech-language therapy, and in Web site content development, including Web sites that seek to engage an international audience.

She has authored multiple distance education manuals, and co-authored, with radiologist M. Leon Skolnick Videofluroscopic Studies of Speech in Patients with Cleft Palate. Cohn is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and has contributed to Educause Quarterly: the IT Practitioners Journal, Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Disorders, and Radiology. Cohn is the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Telerehabilitation, a peer reviewed Open Access journal published by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.[3] Cohn is currently the Chair of the Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association.[4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Cohn, E, Klinzing. G, Frieze, IH, Sereika. S, Stone, CA, and Vana C, Academic Computing Vulnerabilities: Another View of the Roof, Educause Quarterly, 1: 57- 61, 2004. http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm04/eqm0419.asp
  • Cohn E. and Hibbitts, B. Beyond the Electronic Portfolio: A Lifetime Personal Web Space, Educause Quarterly, 27:4, 7-10, Nov. 2004. http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm04/eqm0441.asp
  • Cohn, E, One Course, One Website—Of Course? Educause Quarterly, 2, 2004.http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm04/eqm0421.asp
  • Cohn, E. Introduction of Computing Competencies for Future Healthcare Professionals, Editor: Dave Brown, In: Teaching With Technology: Sixty Professors From Eight Universities Tell Their Stories, Anker, NH: Anker Publishing Co., 2000.
  • Cohn, E, and Stoehr. G. Multidisciplinary Applications of CourseInfo Course Management Software to Motivate Students in Traditional Course Settings, Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning, 2:1, http://imej.wfu.edu/articles/2000/1/04/index.asp April, 2000,
  • Skolnick, ML and Cohn, ER, Videofluoroscopic Studies of Speech in Patients With Cleft Palate. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1989.
  • 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.
  • Glaser, ER, (now ER Cohn) Garver, KL, Metz, MC, McWilliams, BJ, Skolnick, ML and Garrett, WS, Velopharyngeal incompetence in a patient with multifocal eosinophilic granuloma, (Hand-Schuller-Christian Disease), Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Disorders, 47:320-323, 1982.
  • McWilliams, BJ, Glaser, ER, (now ER Cohn) Philips, BJ, Lawrence, C, Lavorato, AS, Beery, QC, and Skolnick, ML. A comparative study of four methods of evaluating velopharyngeal adequacy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 68:1-9, July 1981.
  • Skolnick, ML, Glaser, ER (now ER Cohn) and McWilliams, BJ, The uses and limitations of the barium swallow in the detection of velopharyngeal insufficiency, Radiology, 135:301-304, May 1980.


  1. ^ "Bio: Ellen Cohn, PhD, CCC-SLP". Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telerehabilitation Web site. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ellen R. Cohn Biographical Profile". School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Web site. University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Cohn, Ellen (2009). "Editor's Note: Journal Overview". International Journal of Telerehabilitation 1 (1): 1–2. doi:10.5195/ijt.2009.699. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Telerehabilitation SIG". American Telemedicine Association Web site. American Telemedicine Association. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 

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