Courtney Cogburn / by Jeff Jones

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Dr. Cogburn’s research focuses broadly on the role of racism in producing racial inequities in health. She is particularly interested in improving the characterization and measurement of racism; the health consequences of exposure to racism-related stress; and psychosocial processes that link racism-related stress, disease and disease processes. Her work also explores the potential of media and technology in eradicating racism and eliminating racial inequities in health. Dr. Cogburn is an assistant professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and faculty of the Columbia Population Research Center. She is also a faculty affiliate with the Data Science Institute and Center on African American Politics and Society both at Columbia University. Dr. Cogburn completed postdoctoral training at Harvard University in the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar Program and at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Psychology, and MSW from the University of Michigan and her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia.