Courtney D. Cogburn, PhD

Courtney D. Cogburn, PhD, is an associate professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and faculty of the Columbia Population Research Center and Data Science Institute where she co-chairs the Computational Social Science Working Group.

Dr. Cogburn employs a transdisciplinary research strategy to improve the characterization and measurement of racism and in examining the role of racism in the production of racial inequities in health. Her work also explores the potential of media and technology in creating and eradicating racism and racial inequities in health. She is the lead creator of an immersive virtual reality experience of racism that premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Dr. Cogburn is also the co-founder of the Justice Equity + Technology Laboratory. She 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 PhD in education and psychology, and MSW from the University of Michigan and her BA in psychology from the University of Virginia.

Achieving optimal health for all

The AMA is confronting inequity at the system and community level to bring health equity to marginalized and minoritized communities in the U.S.