Jeff Coben, MD

Dr. Coben is the interim dean for the WVU School of Public Health, director of the WVU ICRC and a professor in the WVU Department of Emergency Medicine.  He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed a dual residency program in Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine at Northwestern University Medical Center.  He has held numerous previous academic leadership positions including Director of the Center for Injury Research and Control at the University of Pittsburgh, Director of the Center for Violence and Injury Control at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Senior Scholar-in-Residence for Domestic Violence at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and member of the Board of Directors of the National Commission Against Drunk Driving.  He has served as Scientific Director of the WVU ICRC since 2004, and as Director since 2009.

Dr. Coben utilizes clinical, public health, and health services research methods to examine a variety of injury problems.  He has published extensively on both intentional and unintentional injuries.  His recent and currently active research is focused on the topics of intimate partner violence, rural-urban differences in injury causation, prescription drug abuse, and adverse medical events. 

Email: jcoben@hsc.wvu.edu