Cerrone Akil Cohen

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health

I joined Duke in 2015 as a faculty member in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and am licensed in both specialties. As part of my practice, I treat both physical and mental illnesses to improve overall patient well-being. My goal is to empower patients to take charge of their own health. Aside from direct patient care, I also work within the Family Medicine Residency program developing behavioral health curriculum and training residents..  My professional  interests include primary care psychiatry, medical education, and integrated care.

Education and Training

  • Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine, M.D. 2010
  • University of California at Davis, Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency, Family Medicine

Selected Grants and Awards


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    Han J, Cohen C. High-value intervention: Providing colorectal cancer screening. Current Psychiatry. 2016 Jan 1;15(10):34-48.

    Cohen CA. Colorectal Cancer. In: McCarron R, Xiong G, Keenan C, Nasrallah H, editors. Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing; 2015. (Chapter)