Shannon Kozlovich, PhD

Science and Policy Consultant

Shannon Kozlovich, PhD is a Science and Policy contractor working on projects for local, national, and international organizations. She previously worked at Equality California (EQCA) overseeing their OUT Against Big Tobacco programs, an initiative to reduce tobacco-related health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community. Shannon is a research scientist specializing in the impact of nicotine on cancer treatments, how menthol increases the health impact of tobacco use, and the metabolism of the most potent cancer-causing compound in tobacco. Shannon holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Washington State University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California San Francisco with the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. During her graduate studies, Shannon founded and organized a science-policy association with the goal of ensuring science trainees are given the skills to communicate research findings and impact to the general public and policy makers and volunteered as an advocate and community outreach coordinator for Spokane Parents of Transgender and Transitioning Youth. She currently sits on the Executive Committee for the California Dialogue on Cancer and serves as a co-chair for their Health Equality work group to address cancer-related health disparities for LGBTQ+ people. In her free time, she listens to audio recordings of US Supreme Court Cases while knitting geeky hats.