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Susan D. Cochran

Susan Cochran


DepartmentsType of Faculty
EpidemiologyFull Time
Contact Information

UCLA School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
650 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA

Areas of Interest: 

Psychosocial determinants of health-related behaviors.

By training, I'm both a psychologist and an epidemiologist. Reflecting that, my interests lie in understanding how psychological and social factors influence health. In particular, my work focuses on understanding the role of social stigma and discrimination in health care access, health behaviors, mental health, and health outcomes.


PhD., Clinical Psychology, UCLA
This faculty member is available to serve as: 
Doctoral Advisor
Masters Advisor
PhD Committee Member
MS Thesis Committee Member
MS Report Committee Member
Field Studies Advisor

Please check with the faculty member or their office about availability to serve during current academic period.

Selected Publications: 

An N, Cochran SD, Mays VM, McCarthy WJ. Influence of American acculturation on cigarette smoking behaviors among Asian American subpopulations in California.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2008; 10(4): 579-87.

Corliss, H.L., Grella C, Mays V.M., Cochran, S.D. Drug Use, Drug Severity and Help-seeking Behaviors of Lesbian and Bisexual Women. Journal of Women's Health 2006; (15): 556-568.

Burgard, S.B., Cochran, S.D., Mays, V.M. Alcohol and Tobacco Use Patterns Among Heterosexually and Homosexually Experienced California Women. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2005; (77): 61-70.

Cochran, S.D., Ackerman, D., Mays, V.M., Ross, M.W. Prevalence of Non-Medical Drug Use and Dependence Among Homosexually Active Men and Women In The US Population. Addiction 2004; (99): 989-998.

Yancey, A.K., Cochran, S.D., Corliss, H.L., Mays, V.M. Correlates of Overweight and Obesity Among Lesbian and Bisexual Women. 2003; (36): 676-683.