Lee S. Cohen, MD
Dr. Lee Cohen is director of the Center for Women's Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the first incumbent of the Edmund and Carroll Carpenter Chair in Psychiatry in Women's Mental Health at Harvard Medical School.
He is a national and international leader in the field of women's mental health and was among the founders of the field of perinatal and reproductive psychiatry. His work spans research, teaching, and clinical care in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as well as women's reproductive psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Cohen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his internship at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton, Massachusetts and his residency in psychiatry at MGH. After residency, Dr. Cohen completed a fellowship in psychopharmacology with a specific emphasis in reproductive pharmacology and then founded the Center for Women's Mental Health at MGH.
Dr. Cohen is the author or coauthor of more than 200 articles, abstracts, and book chapters. His articles have been published in leading medical journals, including American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Archives of General Psychiatry. Dr. Cohen is the principal investigator on multiple grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies.
He has received many awards, including the Outstanding Achievement Award for Research from the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society and the Mentorship Award for Exceptional Mentorship of Women Faculty from the department of psychiatry at MGH.
Dr. Cohen has served on the Advisory Council to the Office of Research in Women's Health at the National Institute of Health, which sets the agenda for research in women's health across the NIH. He is also the cochair of the Reproductive Mental Health Initiative within the Office of Reproductive Health at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Cohen was recently appointed by Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts to serve on the Special Committee Relative to Postpartum Depression. This committee will set the standards for screening and treating postpartum depression in Massachusetts.