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  • Alwyn Cohall, MD

    Q: What is your profession? Where do you work?

    A: I am a physician, board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. I work aat Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and New York Presbyterian Hospital where I am Professor of Clinical Public Health and Pediatrics. I am the Director of the Harlem Health Promotion Center - one of the 37 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). I also run Project STAY (Services to Assist Youth) - a unique program that provides health education and clinical services to high-risk and HIV+ youth.

    Q: What do you do to stay healthy?

    A: I don't smoke; I adhere to Meatless Mondays - an initiative sponsored by the Healthy Monday Campaign to encourage people to reduce meat consumption at least one day a week; and, I do some form of aerobic exercise 3-4 days each week.

    Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Harlem?

    A: Walk. I grew up in Harlem and I love seeing the familiar sites of my childhood, as well as some of new and positive changes that have invigorated the community.

    Q: What are your hobbies?

    A: Reading, writing fiction, listening to music, playing tennis