Gary Cohen

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Gary Cohen is executive vice president for BD and a CDC Foundation board member.

Gary Cohen is executive vice president and president, Global Health and Development at BD (Becton, Dickinson & Co), a global medical technology company with $12 billion in global revenues and 45,000 employees operating in 180 countries. He has served as an executive officer of the company since 1996. He is board co-chair of GBCHealth and a board director of the Perrigo Company, UNICEF USA and board chair/founder of Together for Girls, a partnership to end violence against children. Gary served as board chair of the CDC Foundation from 2010-2014. BD and Gary are engaged across the public, private and NGO sectors to address unmet global health needs. He serves as an advocate and expert speaker on advancing health and human rights. He has been honored for his humanitarian work by MESAB (Medical Education for South African Blacks), B’nai B’rith International, UNICEF USA, the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, the American Jewish Committee and the Nyumbani Home for HIV positive children in Kenya. Gary holds a BA and MBA from Rutgers University.

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Gary Cohen
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Global Health and Development

Franklin Lakes, NJ

CDC Foundation Board Chair 2010-2014

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