Beth Cohen, MD, MA

ASSOC PROF IN RES-HCOMP
Medicine
+1 415 221-4810 ext. 2093

Dr. Cohen is an internist and clinical investigator whose research focuses on health outcomes in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. She is Principal Investigator of the Mind Your Heart Study, a prospective cohort study designed to examine the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder on cardiovascular health.

Publications: 

Association of comorbid depression with inpatient outcomes in critical limb ischemia.

Vascular medicine (London, England)

Zahner GJ, Cortez A, Duralde E, Ramirez JL, Wang S, Hiramoto J, Cohen BE, Wolkowitz OM, Arya S, Hills NK, Grenon SM

Sources of Information and Beliefs About the Health Effects of Marijuana.

Journal of general internal medicine

Ishida JH, Zhang AJ, Steigerwald S, Cohen BE, Vali M, Keyhani S

PTSD symptom decrease and use of weight loss programs.

Journal of psychosomatic research

Scherrer JF, Salas J, Chard KM, Tuerk P, van den Berk-Clark C, Schneider FD, Cohen BE, Lustman PJ, Schnurr PP, Friedman MJ, Norman SB

Substitution of marijuana for opioids in a national survey of US adults.

PloS one

Ishida JH, Wong PO, Cohen BE, Vali M, Steigerwald S, Keyhani S

Who is young at heart and when? Diastolic Doppler data from the mind your heart study.

Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)

Abuzaid A, Cohen BE, Pursnani S, Lahsaeizadeh S, Ristow B, Shaw RE, Rosenblatt A, Fang Q, Schiller NB

Large posttraumatic stress disorder improvement and antidepressant medication adherence.

Journal of affective disorders

Salas J, Scherrer JF, Tuerk P, van den Berk-Clark C, Chard KM, Schneider FD, Schnurr PP, Friedman MJ, Norman SB, Cohen BE, Lustman P

Association Between Clinically Meaningful Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Improvement and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

JAMA psychiatry

Scherrer JF, Salas J, Norman SB, Schnurr PP, Chard KM, Tuerk P, Schneider FD, van den Berk-Clark C, Cohen BE, Friedman MJ, Lustman PJ

Combined effect of posttraumatic stress disorder and prescription opioid use on risk of cardiovascular disease.

European journal of preventive cardiology

Scherrer JF, Salas J, Lustman P, Tuerk P, Gebauer S, Norman SB, Schneider FD, Chard KM, van den Berk-Clark C, Cohen BE, Schnurr PP

Perceptions of the Comparative Safety of Different Forms of Marijuana Use Among the Adult US Population.

Journal of general internal medicine

Yoo SR, Dollinger C, Vali M, Steigerwald S, Cohen BE, Ishida JH, Keyhani S

Peripheral Artery Disease Is Associated with a Deficiency of Erythrocyte Membrane n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids.

Lipids

Ramirez JL, Zahner GJ, Spaulding KA, Khetani SA, Hills NK, Gasper WJ, Harris WS, Cohen BE, Grenon SM

Comorbid Conditions Explain the Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Incident Cardiovascular Disease.

Journal of the American Heart Association

Scherrer JF, Salas J, Cohen BE, Schnurr PP, Schneider FD, Chard KM, Tuerk P, Friedman MJ, Norman SB, van den Berk-Clark C, Lustman PJ

Longitudinal association of PTSD symptoms and self-reported physical functioning among Veterans.

Journal of affective disorders

Ahmadian AJ, Neylan TC, Metzler T, Cohen BE

Optimizing pain treatment interventions (OPTI): A pilot randomized controlled trial of collaborative care to improve chronic pain management and opioid safety-Rationale, methods, and lessons learned.

Contemporary clinical trials

Seal KH, Borsari B, Tighe J, Cohen BE, Delucchi K, Morasco BJ, Li Y, Sachs E, Abadjian L, Watson E, Manuel JK, Vella L, Trafton J, Midboe A

The Role of Obesity in the Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Incident Diabetes.

JAMA psychiatry

Scherrer JF, Salas J, Lustman PJ, van den Berk-Clark C, Schnurr PP, Tuerk P, Cohen BE, Friedman MJ, Norman SB, Schneider FD, Chard KM

PTSD and Physical Health.

Current psychiatry reports

Ryder AL, Azcarate PM, Cohen BE

Smoking, Vaping, and Use of Edibles and Other Forms of Marijuana Among U.S. Adults.

Annals of internal medicine

Steigerwald S, Wong PO, Cohen BE, Ishida JH, Vali M, Madden E, Keyhani S

Risks and Benefits of Marijuana Use: A National Survey of U.S. Adults.

Annals of internal medicine

Keyhani S, Steigerwald S, Ishida J, Vali M, Cerdá M, Hasin D, Dollinger C, Yoo SR, Cohen BE

Posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation in veterans: Results from the mind your heart study.

Psychiatry research

Arenson MB, Whooley MA, Neylan TC, Maguen S, Metzler TJ, Cohen BE

The association of comorbid depression with mortality and amputation in veterans with peripheral artery disease.

Journal of vascular surgery

Arya S, Lee S, Zahner GJ, Cohen BE, Hiramoto J, Wolkowitz OM, Khakharia A, Binney ZO, Grenon SM

Usefulness of Epicardial Area in the Short Axis to Identify Elevated Left Ventricular Mass in Men.

The American journal of cardiology

Fitzpatrick JK, Cohen BE, Rosenblatt A, Shaw RE, Schiller NB

Veterans Group Exercise: A randomized pilot trial of an Integrative Exercise program for veterans with posttraumatic stress.

Journal of affective disorders

Goldstein LA, Mehling WE, Metzler TJ, Cohen BE, Barnes DE, Choucroun GJ, Silver A, Talbot LS, Maguen S, Hlavin JA, Chesney MA, Neylan TC

Current posttraumatic stress disorder and exaggerated threat sensitivity associated with elevated inflammation in the Mind Your Heart Study.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

O'Donovan A, Ahmadian AJ, Neylan TC, Pacult MA, Edmondson D, Cohen BE

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Is Associated With Worse Endothelial Function Among Veterans.

Journal of the American Heart Association

Grenon SM, Owens CD, Alley H, Perez S, Whooley MA, Neylan TC, Aschbacher K, Gasper WJ, Hilton JF, Cohen BE

PTSD and obesity in younger and older veterans: Results from the mind your heart study.

Psychiatry research

Smith BN, Tyzik AL, Neylan TC, Cohen BE

Suicide risk in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with mental health problems in VA care.

Journal of psychiatric research

Maguen S, Madden E, Cohen BE, Bertenthal D, Neylan TC, Seal KH

Metabolic risk factors and posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of sleep in young, healthy adults.

Psychosomatic medicine

Talbot LS, Rao MN, Cohen BE, Richards A, Inslicht SS, O'Donovan A, Maguen S, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC

State of the Art Review: Depression, Stress, Anxiety, and Cardiovascular Disease.

American journal of hypertension

Cohen BE, Edmondson D, Kronish IM

PTSD and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Aging Veterans.

The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Beristianos MH, Yaffe K, Cohen B, Byers AL

Timing of mental health treatment and PTSD Symptom improvement among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

Maguen S, Madden E, Neylan TC, Cohen BE, Bertenthal D, Seal KH

The mediating effect of sleep quality on the relationship between PTSD and physical activity.

Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Talbot LS, Neylan TC, Metzler TJ, Cohen BE

Elevated risk for autoimmune disorders in iraq and afghanistan veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Biological psychiatry

O'Donovan A, Cohen BE, Seal KH, Bertenthal D, Margaretten M, Nishimi K, Neylan TC

Invasive coronary procedure use and outcomes among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: insights from the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program.

American heart journal

Bradley SM, Stanislawski MA, Bekelman DB, Monteith LL, Cohen BE, Schilling JH, Hunt SC, Milek D, Maddox TM, Ho PM, Shore S, Varosy PD, Matthieu MM, Rumsfeld JS

Peripheral arterial disease, gender, and depression in the Heart and Soul Study.

Journal of vascular surgery

Grenon SM, Cohen BE, Smolderen K, Vittinghoff E, Whooley MA, Hiramoto J

Posttraumatic stress disorder and medication nonadherence in patients with uncontrolled hypertension.

JAMA internal medicine

Kronish IM, Lin JJ, Cohen BE, Voils CI, Edmondson D

Posttraumatic stress disorder and cognitive function: findings from the mind your heart study.

The Journal of clinical psychiatry

Cohen BE, Neylan TC, Yaffe K, Samuelson KW, Li Y, Barnes DE

Objective evidence of myocardial ischemia in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Biological psychiatry

Turner JH, Neylan TC, Schiller NB, Li Y, Cohen BE

Social support may protect against development of posttraumatic stress disorder: findings from the Heart and Soul Study.

American journal of health promotion : AJHP

Dinenberg RE, McCaslin SE, Bates MN, Cohen BE

Peripheral artery disease and risk of cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease: insights from the Heart and Soul Study.

Vascular medicine (London, England)

Grenon SM, Vittinghoff E, Owens CD, Conte MS, Whooley M, Cohen BE

Multisystem resiliency moderates the major depression-telomere length association: findings from the Heart and Soul Study.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Puterman E, Epel ES, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Gross JJ, Whooley MA, Cohen BE

Posttraumatic stress disorder and cardiovascular disease.

Progress in cardiovascular diseases

Edmondson D, Cohen BE

Time to treatment among veterans of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with psychiatric diagnoses.

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

Maguen S, Madden E, Cohen BE, Bertenthal D, Seal KH

Reproductive and other health outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan women veterans using VA health care: association with mental health diagnoses.

Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Cohen BE, Maguen S, Bertenthal D, Shi Y, Jacoby V, Seal KH

Association between depression and peripheral artery disease: insights from the heart and soul study.

Journal of the American Heart Association

Grenon SM, Hiramoto J, Smolderen KG, Vittinghoff E, Whooley MA, Cohen BE

Post-traumatic stress disorder and medication adherence: results from the Mind Your Heart study.

Journal of psychiatric research

Kronish IM, Edmondson D, Li Y, Cohen BE

Post-traumatic stress disorder is associated with poor health behaviors: findings from the heart and soul study.

Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association

Zen AL, Whooley MA, Zhao S, Cohen BE

Prediction of heart failure and adverse cardiovascular events in outpatients with coronary artery disease using mitral E/A ratio in conjunction with e-wave deceleration time: the heart and soul study.

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography

Mishra RK, Devereux RB, Cohen BE, Whooley MA, Schiller NB

Reducing barriers to mental health and social services for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: outcomes of an integrated primary care clinic.

Journal of general internal medicine

Seal KH, Cohen G, Bertenthal D, Cohen BE, Maguen S, Daley A

Blood eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids predict all-cause mortality in patients with stable coronary heart disease: the Heart and Soul study.

Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes

Pottala JV, Garg S, Cohen BE, Whooley MA, Harris WS

Mental health diagnoses and utilization of VA non-mental health medical services among returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Journal of general internal medicine

Cohen BE, Gima K, Bertenthal D, Kim S, Marmar CR, Seal KH

Restorative yoga in adults with metabolic syndrome: a randomized, controlled pilot trial.

Metabolic syndrome and related disorders

Cohen BE, Chang AA, Grady D, Kanaya AM

Feasibility and acceptability of restorative yoga for treatment of hot flushes: a pilot trial.

Maturitas

Cohen BE, Kanaya AM, Macer JL, Shen H, Chang AA, Grady D