Yvette Cozier

Dr. Yvette Cozier is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Boston University School of Public Health.  She is an investigator on the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) where her research interests include the social and genetic determinants of health in African-American women.   She has published on 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 areas 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.