Dr. Aly Cohen is a board-certified rheumatologist and integrative medicine physician, as well as an environmental health specialist. Her medical practice, Integrative Rheumatology Associates, P.C., located in Monroe Township, NJ, focuses on the western medical and integrative approaches to rheumatologic disorders, including arthritis, chronic pain, immune system dysfunction and women’s health.
Dr. Cohen received her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to medical training at Hahnemann University Hospital School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Cohen continued her specialist training in rheumatology and autoimmune diseases at Montefiore Hospital/Albert Einstein University Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Cohen is currently in private practice in Monroe Township, New Jersey. Her practice, that she founded in 2011, Integrative Rheumatology Associates P.C., focuses on both traditional western medical management of rheumatologic ailments, as well as integrative options for total “wellness”, such as biofeedback, acupuncture, cognitive therapy, diet and exercise counseling, environmental toxin counseling, smoking cessation, stress management and sleep evaluations.
Dr. Cohen is trained in medical acupuncture from the Helms Institute at UCLA and Environmental Medicine from Dr. Andrew Weil and the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. In 2012, she was honored as the recipient of the Jones/Lovell Rheumatology Scholarship at the Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. She has studied and worked alongside Dr. Andrew Weil and his colleagues in the field of integrative medicine over the past 5 years. Dr. Cohen regularly lectures on healthy dietary and integrative medicine techniques to her patients and the community.
Dr. Cohen’s strong interest in environmental chemical exposure has lead to her current collaboration with the Environmental Working Group (EWG.org) to create a CME accredited presentation on endocrine disrupting chemicals and their relationship to human health, designed specifically for physicians, nurses and other health professionals. She lectures nationally on this topic to communities, academic institutions and medical schools. She has been a consultant for major corporations such as Knowledge Universe to help reduce the chemical exposure of infants and toddlers in over 2,000 KinderCare Daycares across the United States. Currently, she is working as a medical investigator in the Paulsboro, New Jersey train derailment in 2012 that spilled thousands of gallons of polyvinyl chloride. In addition to the education of adults on this topic, Dr. Cohen has extended her message to the education of young people. She is currently piloting a program at Princeton High School to integrate environmental health information into the current health curriculum. She was asked to lecture at NAEYC’s 2014 National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, in June. Her book, “The Smart Human’s Essential Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World”, was released in 2016. She is also co-editing the “Integrative Environmental Health” text for the Weil/Oxford University Press academic book series. She was recently honored with the 2015 Healthcare Heroes Award for Education.
As a recognized advocate for health education, Dr. Cohen also works as a writer, interviewer and producer for children and adult health programs on an array of network and cable TV channels. She is also a published medical author.