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Yvette Cozier

Associate Dean at Boston University

Location: Boston, MA United States

Dr. Yvette Cozier is a senior epidemiologist at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University School of Medicine. She is also an associate professor of epidemiology and the associate dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice at Boston University School of Public Health. A member of the leadership team for the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) for the past 26 years, her research has focused on the roles of lifestyle factors (body measurements, diet, smoking), psychosocial stress (experiences of racism, neighborhood socioeconomic status), genetics (candidate genes) and genomics (DNA modification, telomere length) in the development of conditions including cardiometabolic diseases, lupus, sarcoidosis, inflammatory bowel disease and neurologic disorders (insomnia and cognitive decline). Additional research interests include oral health and the role of religion and faith on health. Finally, she has led the collection of biological samples (buccal and blood) from over 25,000 members of the BWHS from across the country.

Associated Grants

  • Risk Factors for Parkinson’s Disease Among Participants in the Black Women’s Health Study


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