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Ann M. Dozier, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 276-3998

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Research

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

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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. Since 2007 Dr. Dozier has been continuously funded through NIH NICHD (R01) 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. In 2015 she received NYS Department of Health funding to establish a Maternal Infant Health Center of Excellence to serve over 40 programs across NYS that provide services to at risk women of childbearing age.

Dr. Dozier's interest in program evaluation extends to assessing system level change. She served as the first evaluator for the National Center for Deaf Health Research (a CDC funded Prevention Research Center) and current serves in a similar capacity for the URMC's Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Center for AIDS Research.

Through the CTSI's Community Engagement (now Population Health) core 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 has served in a variety of leadership capacities in the Maternal Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association including Program Planner, Section Councilor and Chair. She is the APHA delegate to the US Breastfeeding Committee and is a Standing Member of the Nursing and Clinical Related Sciences study section for NIH.

Credentials

Education

1977
BS | University of Rochester
Nursing

1980
MS | University of Rochester
Nursing - Other

1996
PhD | University of Rochester
Nursing

Awards

2012
3rd Annual Dr David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2006
Antarctic Service Medal of the USA
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

2006
Excellence Award; Best research paper
Sponsor: New York Campus Compact
Location: Multi-disciplinary Community-Based Inquiry Conference

1979 - Present
Sigma Theta Tau-Nursing Honor Society
Sponsor: Epsilon Xi, Charter Member

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/6/2021
Rosen-Carole C, Halterman J, Baldwin CD, Martin H, Goldstein NPN, Allen K, Fagnano M, Widanka H, Dozier A. "Prenatal Provider Breastfeeding Toolkit: Results of a Pilot to Increase Women's Prenatal Breastfeeding Support, Intentions, and Outcomes." Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association.. 2021 Apr 6; :8903344211008797. Epub 2021 Apr 06.

10/19/2020
Feiler MO, Caserta MT, van Wijngaarden E, Thevenet-Morrison K, Hardy DJ, Zhang YV, Dozier AM, Lawrence BP, Jusko TA. "Environmental Lead Exposure and Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Diagnoses in Young Children: A Test-Negative Case-Control Study." International journal of environmental research and public health.. 2020 Oct 19; 17(20)Epub 2020 Oct 19.

8/17/2020
Martin H, Thevenet-Morrison K, Dozier A. "Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index, gestational weight gain and breastfeeding outcomes: a cross-sectional analysis." BMC pregnancy and childbirth.. 2020 Aug 17; 20(1):471. Epub 2020 Aug 17.

Books & Chapters

2011
Chapter Title: Program Evaluation and Evaluating Community Engagement
Book Title: Principles of Community Engagement
Author List: Sufian, M., Grunbaum, J.A., Akintobi, T.H., Dozier, A., Eder, M., Jones, S., Mullan, P., Weir, C.R., & White-Cooper, S.
Published By: CDC, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 2011

2011
Chapter Title: The Value of Social Networking in Community Engagement
Book Title: Principles pf Community Engagement
Author List: Dozier, A., Hacker, K., Silberberg, M., & Ziegahn, L.
Published By: CDC, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 2011

2011
Chapter Title: Principles of Community Engagement
Book Title: CTSA Community Engagement Key Function Committee Task Force on the Principles of Community engagement
Author List: CDC
Published By: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 2011

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