J. Reed Cohen
Board Member (USA)
Mr. Cohen is currently President of the Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation, Ltd. (a global NGO.) He previously conducted biosafety training courses with Frontline Foundation, as a contractor for the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Before joining Frontline Foundation, he served as facility manager for the Maximum Containment Laboratory (BSL-4) at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Mr. Cohen’s biological safety instructional background includes curriculum design, instruction, management and evaluation on topics including BSL-4 suit training, bloodborne pathogens safety, Biosafety Level 3 and 4 training focusing on proper use of Personal Protective Equipment, Biological Safety Cabinets, and biohazardous facilities maintenance and operations. Mr. Cohen currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA). He is a member of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). He is a lifetime member of the Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association (APBA). Mr. Cohen received his M.Sc. in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Geography from the University of Texas at Austin.