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Courtney Cogburn

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Courtney D. Cogburn, PhD, directs research to improve the characterization and measurement of racism and its role in creating racial inequities in health. She also explores the use of emerging technologies to examine patterns and psychosocial effects of cultural racism and how virtual reality experiences can lead to changes in attitudes, social perception and engagement. Courtney is the lead creator of 1000 Cut Journey, a virtual reality racism experience developed in collaboration with the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University.

At Columbia, she is on the faculty of the Columbia Population Research Center, is a faculty affiliate of the Center on African American Politics and Society, and is a core member of the Data Science Institute, where she co-chairs the Computational Social Science working group. She directs the Cogburn Research Group and co-directs the Justice Equity + Tech (JE+T) Laboratory at Columbia University. She is also a board member of the International Center Advocates Against Discrimination.