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, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Center Faculty Member, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Medicine


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP775
  • SPHEP775
  • SPHEP775
  • SPHEP911
  • SPHEP912
  • SPHPH717


  • 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 Oct; 50(4). PMID: 29051275.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/1/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    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. PMID: 28338863.

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  • Published on 1/15/2017

    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. PMID: 28088874.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2017

    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.

  • Published on 12/1/2016

    Cozier YC. Assessing the worldwide epidemiology of sarcoidosis: challenges and future directions. Eur Respir J. 2016 Dec; 48(6):1545-1548. PMID: 27903684.

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  • Published on 9/13/2016

    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. PMID: 27620456.

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  • Published on 8/12/2016

    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. PMID: 27520657.

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