Madeline Cohen


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Madeline Cohen is an Analyst at the EFI Foundation. She utilizes her research and academic experience to approach energy and climate challenges through an interdisciplinary, public health-informed lens.

Prior to joining the EFI Foundation, Cohen worked within the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Policy as an intern for the Smart Sectors Program. In this role, she authored profiles on the oil and gas, mining, and iron and steel industries to highlight current sector challenges and pathways for decarbonization. Previously, Cohen worked as a research intern for the Illinois Department of Public Health, where she researched emerging clinical, statistical, and regulatory information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cohen recently graduated from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in public policy, focused in environmental policy and human health. As a research assistant for the Ford School, she researched the regulation of short-lived climate pollutants abroad, including methane reduction strategies in Canadian provinces as well as hydrofluorocarbon regulatory agendas in Canada, Central America, and South America.

On campus, Cohen acted as co-editor in chief for the University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Journal of Public Health, where she oversaw the annual publication of peer-reviewed articles that highlight local, national, and global public health issues. Cohen is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She is an avid Michigan fan who enjoys baking, bird-watching, and playing volleyball. Most of all, she loves exploring new places with friends and family.

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