Yvette C. Cozier, DSc

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


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, Dean’s Office, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP775
  • SPHEP911
  • SPHPH717


  • Published on 9/1/2020

    Arkema EV, Cozier YC. Sarcoidosis epidemiology: recent estimates of incidence, prevalence and risk factors. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2020 Sep; 26(5):527-534. PMID: 32701677.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/30/2020

    Gilman SE, Arah OA, Bates L, Branas CC, Cozier YC, Datta GD, DeVilbiss EA, Fink DS, Hajat A, Johnson DA, Lopez DS, Morris MD, Weuve J, Abuelezam NN. The Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) and the Future of Diversity and Inclusion in Epidemiology1. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 Jun 30. PMID: 32602528.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/21/2020

    Bertrand KA, Castro-Webb N, Cozier YC, Li S, O'Brien KM, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Gestational Diabetes and Risk of Breast Cancer in African American Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Jul; 29(7):1509-1511. PMID: 32317301.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/15/2020

    Cozier YC, Govender P. Sarcoidosis: An Ill-afforded Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 04 15; 201(8):890-891. PMID: 31978312.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/13/2020

    Cozier YC, Barbhaiya M, Castro-Webb N, Conte C, Tedeschi S, Leatherwood C, Costenbader KH, Rosenberg L. Association of Child Abuse with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Black Women During Adulthood. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Mar 13. PMID: 32170851.

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  • Published on 1/13/2020

    Bethea TN, Zhou ES, Schernhammer ES, Castro-Webb N, Cozier YC, Rosenberg L. Perceived racial discrimination and risk of insomnia among middle-aged and elderly Black women. Sleep. 2020 01 13; 43(1). PMID: 31555803.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/16/2019

    Cozier YC, Heaton B, Bethea TN, Freudenheim JL, Garcia RI, Rosenberg L. Predictors of self-reported oral health in the Black Women's Health Study. J Public Health Dent. 2020 01; 80(1):70-78. PMID: 31840825.

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  • Published on 8/1/2019

    Cohen GH, Ross CS, Cozier YC, Galea S. Census 2020-A Preventable Public Health Catastrophe. Am J Public Health. 2019 08; 109(8):1077-1078. PMID: 31268755.

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  • Published on 6/21/2019

    Lu D, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Shields AE, Orr EH, DeVivo I, Cozier YC. Perceived racism in relation to telomere length among African American women in the Black Women's Health Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 08; 36:33-39. PMID: 31387775.

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  • Published on 6/6/2019

    Coogan PF, Bethea TN, Cozier YC, Bertrand KA, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Lenzy Y. Association of type 2 diabetes with central-scalp hair loss in a large cohort study of African American women. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2019 Sep; 5(4):261-266. PMID: 31700983.

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