Professor Cohen conducts research on American politics and policy making, which a focus on the American presidency. His studies have investigate the public opinion regarding the presidency, presidential relations with the news media, and presidential relations with Congress. He is the author of numerous books, journal articles, and book chapters. His book, Going Local: Presidential Leadership in the Post-Broadcast Age (Cambridge University Press, 2010) won both the 2011 Richard E. Neustadt Award from the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association and the 2012 Goldsmith Award from the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Previously, his book, Presidential Responsiveness and Public Policy Making (University of Michigan Press, 1997) also won the Richard E. Neustadt Award from the Presidency Research Group in 1998. His most recent book, Presidential Leadership in Public Opinion: Causes and Consequences, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.