- Central Administration
Associate VP for Health Affairs
- West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
- Health Policy, Management, and Leadership
- MD, University of Pittsburgh, 1984
About Jeffrey Coben
Dr. Jeffrey Coben is the Associate Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Public Health at West Virginia University. He is a tenured professor with joint appointments in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine.
Dr. Coben has achieved international recognition for his accomplishments in the field of injury prevention and control. He is the only individual to ever serve as director of a CDC-supported injury control research center at two different academic institutions. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Commission Against Drunk Driving, the U.S. Office of Women’s Health Advisory Committee for Violence Against Women, and as Senior Scholar-in-Residence for Domestic Violence at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. His research and health improvement projects utilize clinical, epidemiological, and health services research methods.
Since joining West Virginia University in 2007, he has served as Director of the Center for Rural Emergency Medicine, Director of the Injury Control Research Center, Vice Chair for Research in Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean for Operations in the School of Medicine, and Associate Vice President for Clinical Innovations, Planning and Operations for the Health Sciences Center. He has also directed multiple statewide health improvement initiatives including several Medicaid Transformation grants and the West Virginia State Innovation Model Design award.
Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Coben is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. After graduation, he undertook residency training in emergency medicine and internal medicine at Northwestern University Medical Center. Since 1980, he has maintained continuous certification by both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Patient Care Information
- Emergency Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency, Emergency Medicine
Northwestern University, 1988