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Emily J. ​Ozer, PhD

Professor, Community Health Sciences
Professor Ozer's research as a clinical/community psychologist in public health focuses on promoting the healthy development and empowerment of adolescents, bridging participatory research approaches and prevention science in school-based interventions.


Emily J. Ozer is a Professor of Community Health Sciences at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. 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.

Research Interests

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


  • PhD – Clinical / Community Psychology
    University of California, Berkeley, 1999
  • MA – Clinical / Community Psychology
    University of California, Berkeley, 1995
  • BA – Psychology
    Harvard University, 1989