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Ann M. Dozier, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 276-3998

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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.



BS | University of Rochester

MS | University of Rochester
Nursing - Other

PhD | University of Rochester


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

Antarctic Service Medal of the USA
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

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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Journal Articles

Toscano M, Marini T, Lennon C, Erlick M, Silva H, Crofton K, Serratelli W, Rana N, Dozier AM, Castaneda B, Baran TM, Drennan K. "Diagnosis of Pregnancy Complications Using Blind Ultrasound Sweeps Performed by Individuals Without Prior Formal Ultrasound Training." Obstetrics and gynecology.. 2023 May 1; 141(5):937-948. Epub 2023 Apr 05.

Marini TJ, Castaneda B, Parker K, Baran TM, Romero S, Iyer R, Zhao YT, Hah Z, Park MH, Brennan G, Kan J, Meng S, Dozier A, O'Connell A. "No sonographer, no radiologist: Assessing accuracy of artificial intelligence on breast ultrasound volume sweep imaging scans." . 2022 Nov; 1(11):e0000148. Epub 2022 Nov 23.

Mayo NL, Cullen JP, Dozier AM, Yousefi-Nooraie R, Russell HA. "How to overcome hesitancy for COVID-19 and other vaccines." The Journal of family practice.. 2022 Jul; 71(6):239-244.

Books & Chapters

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

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

Chapter Title: Structural Violence and Infant Feeding: Risk Management Strategies of Low-Income Women
Book Title: Breastfeeding and Feminism 2010: Informing Public Health Approaches
Author List: Chin, N. & Dozier, A.
Published By: Rutgers University Press 2011