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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 (13)

  • 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 May;40(5):790-797 PMID: 32203182 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85083370657 03/24/2020    
  • 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 Apr 01;1732:146702 PMID: 32032612 PMCID: PMC7106974 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85079186997 02/08/2020       2 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    
  • 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       3 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       1 Citation
  • 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    
  • 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       11 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       3 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       1 Citation
  • 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       10 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       15 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       22 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 01/01/2012    
  • Last update: 09/23/2020
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