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Emily J. Ozer

Professor, Community Health and Human Development and Director, Health and Social Behavior Program, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Berkeley Social Welfare Affiliated Faculty

UC Berkeley School of Public Health Professor of Community Health and Human Development Emily J. Ozer is an affiliated faculty member of Berkeley Social Welfare.

Professor Ozer teaches graduate courses in behavioral science theory, mental health, community interventions and program evaluation. Her research interests include school-based health promotion and prevention programs, post-traumatic stress disorder and community-based participatory research. She is particularly interested in how the school and classroom contexts in which prevention programs are implemented affect outcomes. Her current research involves a multi-method study of the impact of an empowerment-oriented participatory research intervention on adolescents attending San Francisco public schools.

In her work, Professor Ozer seeks to bridge collaborative-participatory approaches to conducting interventions with traditional scientific designs by testing the impact of intentional variation in collaborative processes.

Research/Expertise

  • School and community-based interventions
  • Promotion of mental and physical health among adolescents
  • Violence prevention
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder