Ann M. Dozier, Ph.D.

Ann M. Dozier, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Public Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 276-3998

Research Bio

Research: Maternal Child Health; Perinatal outcomes; Breastfeeding Program Evaluation; Survey design and development; Global Health; Clinical Research Recruitment; Community Based Participatory Research



Dr. Dozier's current research and fieldwork focus is program evaluation methods including integration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and on maternal child health (MCH) outcomes. The latter includes data analysis, evaluation and data driven program planning through work with a federally funded Healthy Start Project (reducing disparities in infant mortality/perinatal outcomes) and leading several federally funded breastfeeding program evaluations based in Monroe County. As of October 2007 Dr. Dozier received funding for a 5-year NIH (R01) project to promote breastfeeding among low income and minority women (Community Partnership for Breastfeeding Promotion and Support: Creating System Change). Her other MCH related work includes: faculty advisor to two distance learning programs to promote MCH data analytic capacity building among community based organizations and state health departments; oversight of the upstate New York Finger Lakes Region Perinatal Database containing extensive records on all births from 1998 to present from this nine county region; and a maternal micronutrient project in Tibet.

Dr. Dozier's interest in program evaluation extends to assessing system level change. She serves as the lead evaluator for the National Center for Deaf Health Research (a CDC funded Prevention Research Center) and the URMC's newly funded $40 million Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Through serving on the Community Engagement core of the CTSI, Dr. Dozier spearheads the initiative to improve recruitment and retention into clinical research focusing both on improving attitudes in the community about research participation and on improving recruitment and retention methods used by investigators.

Dr. Dozier's community participatory work extends to international venues. She led or participated in Rapid Assessment Procedures used to assess community perceptions, opinions and practices in Costa Rica and India (technology and health); the Dominican Republic (formative evaluation pre/post intervention of smoking cessation intervention in disenfranchised communities) and Grenada (community based cardiovascular health initiative). Her other international work was serving as faculty on an ethnography conducted in McMurdo, Antarctica studying the intersection of culture and health in a remote environment.


Dr. Dozier is a Councilor in APHA's MCH Section and serves as a manuscript reviewer for Research in Nursing and Health, Journal of School Health and the PanAmerican Journal of Public Health.

Awards & Honors (Local)

3rd Annual Dr David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award | University of Rochester Medical Center 2012
Anatarctic Service Medal of the USA | National Science Foundation 2006
Excellence Award; Best research paper | New York Campus Compact | Multi-disciplinary Community-Based Inquiry Conference 2006
Sigma Theta Tau-Nursing Honor Society | Epsilon Xi, Charter Member 1979 - Present

Recent Journal Articles

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2015
Dozier AM, Martina CA, O'Dell NL, FoggTT, Lurie SJ, Rubintein EP, Pearson TA. "Identifying Emerging Research Collaborations and Networks: Method Development." Evaluation and the Health Professionals. 2015; : PMCID: PMC4036805.
2013
Brownell EA, Fernandez ID, Fisher SG, Howard CR, Ternullo SR, Lawrence RA, Duckett JW, Dozier AM. "The effect of immediate pospartum depot medroxyprogesterone on early breastfeeding cessation". Contraception. 2013; 87(6): 836-43 PMCID: PMC4038903. Link
2013
Shah MN, Morris D, Jones CMC, Gillespie SM, Nelson DL, McConnochie KM, Dozier A. "A qualitative evaluation of a telemedicine-enhanced emergency care program for older adults". J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013; 61(4): 571-576. Link
2013
Chin NP, Cuculick J, Starr M, Panko T, Widanka H, Dozier A. "Deaf Mothers and Breastfeeding: Do Unique Features of Deaf Culture and Language Support Breastfeeding Success". J Hum Lact. 2013; : Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print]. Link
2013
Shah MN, Gillespie SM, Wood N, Wasserman EB, Nelson DL, Dozier A, McConnochie KM. "High-intensity telemedicine-enhanced acute care for older adults". J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013; .

Current Appointments

Acting Chair - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Associate Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing - Department of Nursing (SON)

Education

PhD | Nursing | University of Rochester1996
MS | Nursing - Other | University of Rochester1980
BS | Nursing | University of Rochester1977