Marya J. Cohen

Marya J. Cohen, MD, MPH


Marya J. Cohen, MD, MPH is the Director of the Crimson Care Collaborative. Dr. Cohen oversees all clinical, research, and educational missions for its hundreds of volunteers

She has a busy primary care practice at MGH Chelsea Health Center, a vibrant and diverse academic community health center where she also precepts MGH residents. At MGH Chelsea, she also serves as the co-principal investigator for the Center’s Academic Innovations Collaborative.

As director of the Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC), Cohen oversees a network of five HMS-affiliated student-faculty collaborative practices, which gives students clinical experience during the first two years of medical school and provides longitudinal primary care exposure to all participating medical students, all while providing excellent care to diverse patients. In addition, CCC has been focused on developing interprofessional education opportunities and currently medical and nurse practitioner students work side-by-side at several sites. To date, more than 500 HMS students have participated in CCC since its founding in 2010.

In addition, Cohen is a physician-researcher at the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at MGH, where she is focused on education, research, and innovation in community health centers, as well as improving patient education/self-management programs.

Cohen received her AB magna cum laude from Harvard College in Romance Languages and Literatures and later attended Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the MGH Internal Medicine/Primary Care program and completed her General Medicine Fellowship at MGH, where she authored several publications and received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.