Sylvia Rozario

Sylvia S. Rozario, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor

(804) 828-1948

813 W Franklin ST (new STEM building 6th floor)

Curriculum vitae


  • Ph.D. Epidemiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, 2019
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, 2015
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1988

Research Interests

Rozario’s research interest is in maternal and child health epidemiology. Her research focuses on maternal morbidities, intimate partner violence, maternal mental health, maternal physical activity and interpregnancy interval affecting the pregnancy outcome. She is specifically interested in investigating the role of certain psychosocial, reproductive and health behavioral factors in pregnancy-induced hypertension using a social determinants of health approach.

Select Publications



  • HPEX 358 - Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HPEX 357 - Personal Health and Behavior Change
  • HPEX 354 - Coping and Adaptation


  • Dissertation Assistantship Award: Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate School, 2018-2019
  • Best Research Poster/Honorable Mention (Community and Public Health Research), Women’s Health 2019, Norfolk, VA
  • Best Research Poster/Honorable Mention (Clinical and Translational Research), Women’s Health 2018, Washington D.C. 
  • Watts Award (Outstanding Scientific Research Presenter): 34th Annual Daniel T. Watts Research Poster Symposium, 2017
  • Phi Kappa Phi Scholarly Achievement Award, 2015