Yvette C Cozier, DSc
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
DSc, Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Cozier is currently an investigator on the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) and the BWHS Sarcoidosis Study at the Slone Epidemiology Center. Her research interests include social and genetic determinants of health in African-American women -- specifically, the influence of factors such as racism, neighborhood socioeconomic status, and genetics in the development of cancer, cardiovascular risk, and pulmonary (sarcoidosis) disease. Additional research interests include oral health, and the role that the faith community, particularly the black church, plays in health promotion/disease prevention efforts associated with HIV/AIDS, hypertension, and obesity.

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Boston University School of Public Health

Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center

2016 Graduate Research Symposium, BU: SPH Dean's Award, Faculty Prize
2015 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Research Retreat: Best Poster Prize
2013 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award (EP713 Introduction to Epidemiology)
2010 Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Certificate of Appreciation
2009 Society of Epidemiology Research (SER): Second Place Prize, (Poster Session 1)
2008 Boston University School of Public Heatlh: Excellence in Teaching Award - Social Epidemiology
2008 University of Kentucky, African American Studies and Research Program: Exceptional Contributions to Research and Scholarship Award
2007 Society of Epidemiology Research (SER): Third Place Prize (Poster Session 2)
2007 American Public Health Association (APHA): Highest Scoring Abstract Prize, Women's Caucus
2004 American College of Epidemiology (ACE): Best Student Poster
2001 American Public Health Association (APHA) : Epidemiology Student Travel Award
1994-1995 Albert Schweitzer Foundation: Albert Schweitzer Urban Fellowship
1994-1996 Department of Defense: Pre-doctoral Training Award

Psychosocial stressors in relation to oral health in African American Women
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Crani

Sarcoidosis in US Black Women: Genetic and Non-Genetic Risk Factors
05/01/2008 - 05/31/2013 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst

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  1. Gerke AK, Judson MA, Cozier YC, Culver DA, Koth LL. Disease Burden and Variability in Sarcoidosis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Dec; 14(Supplement_6):S421-S428. PMID: 29087725.
  2. Dumas O, Boggs KM, Cozier YC, Stampfer MJ, Camargo CA. Prospective study of body mass index and risk of sarcoidosis in US women. Eur Respir J. 2017 Oct; 50(4). PMID: 29051275.
  3. Bacon KL, Stuver SO, Cozier YC, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Ruiz-Narváez EA. Perceived racism and incident diabetes in the Black Women''s Health Study. Diabetologia. 2017 Nov; 60(11):2221-2225.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28812096.
  4. Cozier YC. Invited Commentary: The Enduring Role of "Place" in Health-A Historic Perspective. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 01; 185(11):1203-1205. PMID: 28535280.
  5. VanderWeele TJ, Yu J, Cozier YC, Wise L, Argentieri MA, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Shields AE. Attendance at Religious Services, Prayer, Religious Coping, and Religious/Spiritual Identity as Predictors of All-Cause Mortality in the Black Women''s Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 01; 185(7):515-522.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28338863; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kww179;.
  6. Heaton B, Gordon NB, Garcia RI, Rosenberg L, Rich S, Fox MP, Cozier YC. A Clinical Validation of Self-Reported Periodontitis Among Participants in the Black Women''s Health Study. J Periodontol. 2017 Jun; 88(6):582-592.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28088874; DOI: 10.1902/jop.2017.160678;.
  7. Gerke AK, Tang F, Lash M, Cozier YC, Schappet J, Phillips E, Polgreen PM. A web-based registry for patients with sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2017; (34):26-34.
  8. Cozier YC. Assessing the worldwide epidemiology of sarcoidosis: challenges and future directions. Eur Respir J. 2016 Dec; 48(6):1545-1548. PMID: 27903684; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01819-2016;.
  9. Shields AE, Wise LA, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Seddighzadeh B, Byun HM, Cozier YC, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Baccarelli AA. Childhood abuse, promoter methylation of leukocyte NR3C1 and the potential modifying effect of emotional support. Epigenomics. 2016 Nov; 8(11):1507-1517.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27620456.
  10. Palmer JR, Gerlovin H, Bethea TN, Bertrand KA, Holick MF, Ruiz-Narvaez EN, Wise LA, Haddad SA, Adams-Campbell LL, Kaufman HW, Rosenberg L, Cozier YC. Predicted 25-hydroxyvitamin D in relation to incidence of breast cancer in a large cohort of African American women. Breast Cancer Res. 2016 Aug 12; 18(1):86.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27520657; PMCID: PMC4983060; DOI: 10.1186/s13058-016-0745-x;.
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