Yvette C. Cozier, DSc

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Yvette Cozier
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


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


    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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 Feb 12. PMID: 29435898.

      Read at: PubMed
    • 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.

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    • 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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    • 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.

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