Yvette C. Cozier, DSc

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Yvette Cozier
(617) 734-6006yvettec@bu.edu

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Center Faculty Member, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Harvard University Extension School, BA
  • Boston University School of Public Health, DSc

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP775
  • SPHEP911
  • SPHPH717

Publications

  • Published on 11/12/2018

    Cozier YC, Yu J, Wise LA, VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA, Argentieri MA, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Shields AE. Religious and Spiritual Coping and Risk of Incident Hypertension in the Black Women's Health Study. Ann Behav Med. 2018 Nov 12; 52(12):989-998. PMID: 30418522.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/11/2018

    Cozier YC, Barbhaiya M, Castro-Webb N, Conte C, Tedeschi S, Leatherwood C, Costenbader KH, Rosenberg L. A prospective study of obesity and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) among Black women. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2018 Oct 11. PMID: 30424973.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Cozier YC, Govender P, Berman JS. Obesity and sarcoidosis: consequence or contributor? Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2018 Sep; 24(5):487-494. PMID: 29979212.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/24/2018

    Arkema EV, Cozier YC. Epidemiology of sarcoidosis: current findings and future directions. Ther Adv Chronic Dis. 2018 Nov; 9(11):227-240. PMID: 30364496.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/9/2018

    Cozier YC, Barbhaiya M, Castro-Webb N, Conte C, Tedeschi SK, Leatherwood C, Costenbader KH, Rosenberg L. Relationship of cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption to incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus in the Black Women's Health Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Aug 09. PMID: 30091287.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Haddad SA, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Cozier YC, Gerlovin H, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Association of Degree of European Genetic Ancestry With Serum Vitamin D Levels in African Americans. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Jul 01; 187(7):1420-1423. PMID: 29390092.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/12/2018

    Griswold MK, Crawford SL, Perry DJ, Person SD, Rosenberg L, Cozier YC, Palmer JR. Experiences of Racism and Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration Among First-Time Mothers of the Black Women's Health Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 Dec; 5(6):1180-1191. PMID: 29435898.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/19/2017

    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 10; 50(4). PMID: 29051275.

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  • Published on 8/15/2017

    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. PMID: 28812096.

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