Dr. Kohane holds an MD and Ph D from Boston University.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kohane initiated the 4CE Consortium, Consortium for Clinical Characterization of Covid19 by EHR: https://covidclinical.net/.
Dr. Kohane currently leads three NIH-funded projects that cut across the entire agenda:
- A Center for Excellence in Genomic Science to study neuropsychiatric disease at multiple levels (from molecular characterization of induced neurons obtained from fibroblasts of patients to automated classification of the textual component of their electronic medical record).
- The Coordinating Center for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. Where patients with rare and unknown diseases are provided with combined clinical and molecular diagnoses in a nationally-scaled infrastructure so that they can see the right expert with all their relevant data at hand.
- A Center for Excellence in Big Data to Knowledge to both create a nationally scaleable research data-sharing infrastructure and demonstrate its use for neurodevelopmental diseases.