Yvette C Cozier, DSc
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Dean’s Office

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.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

2018 Boston University School of Public Health: Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching
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 - Spring 2013 (EP713 Introduction to Epidemiology)
2013 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award - Fall 2013 (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

COVID-19 infection, African American women, and cardiovascular health
06/01/2020 - 05/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco American Heart Assoc

Psychosocial stressors in relation to oral health in African American Women
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health Scientific and Data Coordinating Center
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Regents of the University of Minnesota NIH NIDDK

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


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  1. Barber LE, Zirpoli GR, Cozier YC, Rosenberg L, Petrick JL, Bertrand KA, Palmer JR. Neighborhood disadvantage and individual-level life stressors in relation to breast cancer incidence in US Black women. Breast Cancer Res. 2021 11 22; 23(1):108.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34809694; PMCID: PMC8609879; DOI: 10.1186/s13058-021-01483-y;
  2. Shields AE, Zhang Y, Argentieri MA, Warner ET, Cozier YC, Liu C, Dye CK, Kent BV, Baccarelli AA, Palmer JR. Stress and spirituality in relation to HPA axis gene methylation among US Black women: results from the Black Women's Health Study and the Study on Stress, Spirituality and Health. Epigenomics. 2021 11; 13(21):1711-1734.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34726080; PMCID: PMC8579940; DOI: 10.2217/epi-2021-0275;
  3. Castro-Webb N, Cozier YC, Barbhaiya M, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Li S, Costenbader KH, Rosenberg L. Association of macronutrients and dietary patterns with risk of systemic lupus erythematosus in the Black Women's Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 10 04; 114(4):1486-1494. PMID: 34225359; PMCID: PMC8488878; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab224;
  4. Hahm HC, Xavier Hall CD, Garcia KT, Cavallino A, Ha Y, Cozier YC, Liu C. Experiences of COVID-19-related anti-Asian discrimination and affective reactions in a multiple race sample of U.S. young adults. BMC Public Health. 2021 08 18; 21(1):1563. PMID: 34407792; PMCID: PMC8371291; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-11559-1;
  5. Cozier YC, Castro-Webb N, Hochberg NS, Rosenberg L, Albert MA, Palmer JR. Lower serum 25(OH)D levels associated with higher risk of COVID-19 infection in U.S. Black women. PLoS One. 2021; 16(7):e0255132.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34314458; PMCID: PMC8315514; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255132;
  6. Lo CH, Nguyen LH, Drew DA, Warner ET, Joshi AD, Graham MS, Anyane-Yeboa A, Shebl FM, Astley CM, Figueiredo JC, Guo CG, Ma W, Mehta RS, Kwon S, Song M, Davies R, Capdevila J, Sudre CH, Wolf J, Cozier YC, Rosenberg L, Wilkens LR, Haiman CA, Marchand LL, Palmer JR, Spector TD, Ourselin S, Steves CJ, Chan AT. Race, ethnicity, community-level socioeconomic factors, and risk of COVID-19 in the United States and the United Kingdom. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Aug; 38:101029.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34308322; PMCID: PMC8285255; DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.101029;
  7. Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Cozier YC, Lenzy YM, Bertrand KA. Hair product use and breast cancer incidence in the Black Women's Health Study. Carcinogenesis. 2021 07 16; 42(7):924-930.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34013957; PMCID: PMC8496025; DOI: 10.1093/carcin/bgab041;
  8. Cozier YC, Barbhaiya M, Castro-Webb N, Conte C, Tedeschi S, Leatherwood C, Costenbader KH, Rosenberg L. Association of Child Abuse and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Black Women During Adulthood. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 06; 73(6):833-840. PMID: 32170851; PMCID: PMC7487019; DOI: 10.1002/acr.24188;
  9. Hyun S, Wong GTF, Levy-Carrick NC, Charmaraman L, Cozier Y, Yip T, Hahm HC, Liu CH. Psychosocial correlates of posttraumatic growth among U.S. young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychiatry Res. 2021 08; 302:114035. PMID: 34139592
  10. Stokes AC, Wilson AE, Lundberg DJ, Xie W, Berry KM, Fetterman JL, Harlow AF, Cozier YC, Barrington-Trimis JL, Sterling KL, Benjamin EJ, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Bhatnagar A, Robertson RM. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Associations of Non-cigarette Tobacco Product Use With Subsequent Initiation of Cigarettes in US Youths. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 05 24; 23(6):900-908.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32948872; PMCID: PMC8150136; DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa170;
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