Erica L. Smith-Cohen, M.S.N., A.P.R.N.

  • Instructor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine


Erica L. Smith-Cohen is a nurse practitioner who joined the Division of Infectious Diseases after a 12+ year career in adult trauma, surgical, and neurologic critical care.

While she continues to maintain a per diem critical care practice, she has always had interest in the intersection of public health, infectious diseases, and adult acute and critical care. She completed a semester abroad in China studying their rural healthcare system as well as completed two medical service trips to Brazil and Zambia. Erica has also served on the Yale-New Haven Hospital Medical Ethics Committee as a student member and completed a palliative care training through Harvard/MGH.  She is particularly interested in the care of at-risk, vulnerable, and underserved populations as well as antimicrobial stewardship in critical care.

Erica and her husband Stephen enjoy hiking, trying new Portland restaurants, taking trips to the coast, and spending time with their daughter.

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 2008, Linfield College
    • M.S.N., 2015, Yale University School of Nursing
  • Certifications

    • Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse, 2012
    • ANCC AGACNP Certified, 2015

Memberships and associations:

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Infectious Disease Society of America

Honors and awards

  • St. David’s “Healthcare Hero”, 2012
  • Southern Connecticut VNA Nightingale Award, 2015
  • Yale University Poster Presentation Representative, Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference, 2015