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Susan Cohen MD

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Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pediatrics
Division: Neonatology

Member of the Cardiovascular Center
Member of the Neuroscience Research Center


Research Experience

  • Astrocytes
  • Blood-Brain Barrier
  • Brain Injuries
  • Hippocampus
  • Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Neonatology
  • Neonatal Neurocritical Care
  • Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Cytokines
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Fetal Distress
  • Leadership Positions

  • Co-Director, Subspecialty/Research Track, Pediatric Residency Program, MCW
  • Director, Neonatal Neurocritical Care Multidisciplinary Group, Children's Wisconsin
  • Co-Chair, Neurosurgery Focus Group, CHNC
  • Publications (23)

  • A pause in pediatrics: implementation of a pediatric diagnostic time-out. (Yale SC, Cohen SS, Kliegman RM, Bordini BJ) Diagnosis (Berl) 2022 Apr 14 PMID: 35417931 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85129674062 04/14/2022    
  • Astrocytic responses to high glucose impair barrier formation in cerebral microvessel endothelial cells. (Garvin J, Semenikhina M, Liu Q, Rarick K, Isaeva E, Levchenko V, Staruschenko A, Palygin O, Harder D, Cohen S) Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2022 06 01;322(6):R571-R580 PMID: 35412389 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85130004068 04/13/2022    
  • Diagnostic Time-Outs to Improve Diagnosis. (Yale S, Cohen S, Bordini BJ) Crit Care Clin 2022 Apr;38(2):185-194 PMID: 35369942 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85127341354 04/05/2022    
  • Current Controversies in Perinatology (Kliegman RM, Cohen SS) Clinics in Perinatology March 2022;49(1):xxi-xxii SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85123259321 03/01/2022    
  • Current Controversies in Perinatology. (Kliegman RM, Cohen SS) Clin Perinatol 2022 03;49(1):xxi-xxii PMID: 35210013 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85123259321 02/26/2022    
  • Treatment of Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus. (Cohen S, Flibotte J) Clin Perinatol 2022 03;49(1):15-25 PMID: 35209998 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85123384404 02/26/2022    
  • Implementation of a pilot electronic parent support tool in and after neonatal intensive care unit discharge. (Lagatta J, Malnory M, Fischer E, Davis M, Radke-Connell P, Weber C, Cohen S) J Perinatol 2022 Feb 07 PMID: 35132150 PMCID: PMC8819205 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85124345548 02/09/2022    
  • Sociodemographic disparities in fetal surgery for myelomeningocele: a single-center retrospective review. (Foy AB, Sawin KJ, Derflinger T, Heffelfinger AK, Koop JI, Cohen SS, Sherburne EC) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2021 Dec 24:1-5 PMID: 34952526 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85127533912 12/25/2021       1 Citation
  • Survey of Quaternary Neonatal Management of Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus. (Cohen S, Mietzsch U, Coghill C, Dereddy N, Ducis K, El Ters N, Heuer GG, Sewell E, Flibotte J, Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium (CHNC) Neurosurgery Focus Group) Am J Perinatol 2021 Jul 22 PMID: 34293803 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85111587723 07/23/2021       1 Citation
  • Quality improvement for reducing utilization drift in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy management. (Carlton K, Cabacungan E, Adams SJ, Cohen SS) J Perinat Med 2021 Mar 26;49(3):389-395 PMID: 33141108 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85096149732 11/04/2020       1 Citation
  • Social disparities negatively impact neonatal follow-up clinic attendance of premature infants discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit. (Swearingen C, Simpson P, Cabacungan E, Cohen S) J Perinatol 2020 05;40(5):790-797 PMID: 32203182 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85083370657 03/24/2020       10 Citations
  • Effect of high glucose condition on glucose metabolism in primary astrocytes. (Staricha K, Meyers N, Garvin J, Liu Q, Rarick K, Harder D, Cohen S) Brain Res 2020 04 01;1732:146702 PMID: 32032612 PMCID: PMC7106974 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85079186997 02/08/2020       4 Citations
  • High glucose conditioned neonatal astrocytes results in impaired mitogenic activity in cerebral microvessel endothelial cells in co-culture. (Cohen S, Liu Q, Wright M, Garvin J, Rarick K, Harder D) Heliyon 2019 May;5(5):e01795 PMID: 31193586 PMCID: PMC6536426 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85066030126 06/14/2019       3 Citations
  • Adverse early life environment induces anxiety-like behavior and increases expression of FKBP5 mRNA splice variants in mouse brain. (Ke X, Fu Q, Majnik A, Cohen S, Liu Q, Lane R) Physiol Genomics 2018 11 01;50(11):973-981 PMID: 30240345 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85060294084 09/22/2018       12 Citations
  • Risk Factors Linked to Central Catheter-Associated Thrombosis in Critically Ill Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. (Lambert I, Tarima S, Uhing M, Cohen SS) Am J Perinatol 2019 02;36(3):291-295 PMID: 30081400 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061501821 08/07/2018       3 Citations
  • Regulation of Cerebral Blood Flow: Response to Cytochrome P450 Lipid Metabolites. (Harder DR, Rarick KR, Gebremedhin D, Cohen SS) Compr Physiol 2018 03 25;8(2):801-821 PMID: 29687906 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85044992548 04/25/2018       3 Citations
  • Adverse early life environment increases hippocampal microglia abundance in conjunction with decreased neural stem cells in juvenile mice. (Cohen S, Ke X, Liu Q, Fu Q, Majnik A, Lane R) Int J Dev Neurosci 2016 Dec;55:56-65 PMID: 27666383 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84988731088 10/26/2016       21 Citations
  • IUGR increases chromatin-remodeling factor Brg1 expression and binding to GR exon 1.7 promoter in newborn male rat hippocampus. (Ke X, McKnight RA, Gracey Maniar LE, Sun Y, Callaway CW, Majnik A, Lane RH, Cohen SS) Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2015 Jul 15;309(2):R119-27 PMID: 25972460 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84937440345 05/15/2015       4 Citations
  • Impaired cerebral angiogenesis in the fetal lamb model of persistent pulmonary hypertension. (Cohen SS, Powers BR, Lerch-Gaggl A, Teng RJ, Konduri GG) Int J Dev Neurosci 2014 Nov;38:113-8 PMID: 25172169 PMCID: PMC4267966 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84907848489 08/31/2014       6 Citations
  • IUGR disrupts the PPARĪ³-Setd8-H4K20me(1) and Wnt signaling pathways in the juvenile rat hippocampus. (Ke X, Xing B, Yu B, Yu X, Majnik A, Cohen S, Lane R, Joss-Moore L) Int J Dev Neurosci 2014 Nov;38:59-67 PMID: 25107645 PMCID: PMC4268161 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84906701300 08/12/2014       18 Citations
  • Sex differences in behavioral outcome following neonatal hypoxia ischemia: Insights from a clinical meta-analysis and a rodent model of induced hypoxic ischemic injury. (Cohen SS, Stonestreet BS) Exp Neurol 2014 Jun;256:70-3 PMID: 24726666 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84899056512 04/15/2014       18 Citations
  • Effects of interleukin-6 on the expression of tight junction proteins in isolated cerebral microvessels from yearling and adult sheep. (Cohen SS, Min M, Cummings EE, Chen X, Sadowska GB, Sharma S, Stonestreet BS) Neuroimmunomodulation 2013;20(5):264-73 PMID: 23867217 PMCID: PMC3827681 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84882384404 07/23/2013       38 Citations
  • Core concepts: Development of the blood-brain barrier (Malaeb SN, Cohen SS, Virgintino D, Stonestreet BS) NeoReviews 1 April 2012;13(4):e241-e250 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84893793161 04/01/2012       3 Citations
  • Last update: 05/31/2022