Emily Ozer received her Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley in 1999 in clinical psychology with an emphasis on community psychology. As an Associate Professor at the UC-Berkeley School of Public Health, she 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, approaches to engaging young people as collaborators in health promotion.
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, she seeks to bridge collaborative-participatory approaches to conducting interventions with traditional scientific designs by testing the impact of intentional variation in collaborative processes.