Joel E. Cohen

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Joel E. Cohen "is the professor of populations at the Rockefeller University and Columbia University in New York City and heads the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller and Columbia University. His research deals with the demography, ecology, epidemiology and social organization of human and non-human populations and with mathematical concepts applicable to these fields. He has published 12 books and 325 papers. In 1997 he was the first recipient of the Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award "for excellence in writing in the population sciences," in recognition of his book, How Many People Can the Earth Support? (1995). His book Comparisons of Stochastic Matrices, with Applications in Information Theory, Statistics, Economics and Population Sciences received the 2000 Gheorghe Lazar Prize of the Romanian Academy. In 2002, he received the Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology from the City of New York. His most recent book is Forecasting Product Liability Claims: Epidemiology and Modeling in the Manville Asbestos Case (2004). Cohen earned his doctorates in applied mathematics in 1970 and population sciences and tropical public health in 1973 from Harvard University. In 1997 was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the following year he shared the Fred L. Soper Prize awarded by the Pan American Health Organization for his work on Chagas' disease. In 1999, Cohen was the co-recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.“ [1]

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  1. Staff and Trustees, Population Reference Bureau, accessed December 28, 2007.
  2. People and the Planet, Royal Society, accessed January 13, 2011.

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