Misty Cozart, MSW, LMSW
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 10/13/2021



Misty Cozart, Bio 1


Misty Cozart, MSW, LMSW graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012 with a Health concentration.  Misty is currently completing her Masters in Business Administration with a Healthcare Management ConcentrationIn addition, she is currently completing supervision for her LCSW. 


In Missouri, Misty completed her BSW practicum at the Missouri Division of Family Services in child protection services before attending graduate school for her MSW.  While completing her MSW, she worked at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. 


At graduation and from Siteman’s recommendation she was awarded the Excellence in Healthcare Practicum award from Washington University in St. Louis.  From 2012-2015 Misty continued to work in academic medical centers in Missouri as the Community Education Coordinator while also serving as a clinical social worker with the responsibility of covering the pediatric emergency rooms and trauma center.


After relocating to Richmond and receiving her Virginia LMSW license she transferred to Care Coordination as a clinical social worker at VCU Health Emergency Department where she provided clinical social work services to the pediatric and adult ER and trauma centers.  Misty then transitioned to covering the inpatient floors and assisted with solving complex patient issues from pediatrics to geriatrics.  In addition, she assisted with supervising social work students and training new social workers.  As the interim social worker with the NICU, Misty was able to work extensively with the CHOR pediatric teams.  This led to her applying for her current position as the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Social Worker. 


In addition to serving on the VCU Health campus Misty has taught as an adjunct professor at the VCU School of Social Work since 2017 where she has instructed BSW and MSW students on clinical practice, social justice, research methods and statistics.


Misty enjoys speaking and writing on topics related to Interprofessional Education and Interdisciplinary teamwork.  She has led seminars at healthcare conferences and served as lecturer and panelist across the VCU campuses speaking to students from medicine, nursing, social work, dentistry, public health, pharmacy and physical therapy.  


As a person, her colleagues and friends know her as an optimistic, energetic and driven person who adores fashion, a runner who participates in 5K’s, a mother who thinks her kids are amazing, an adventurer who will travel anywhere and a social worker who loves working in pediatrics.  Misty is so excited to be at CHOR and looks forward to meeting the psychosocial needs of our amazing children and families.  She can be reached at 804-418-2973 or [email protected].     



  • We're All In This Together Faculty/Student Connection During Social Distancing. VCU Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care. Online (2020, May). Panelist with Dr. Alan Dow, Dr. Chuck Klink, Dr. Chris Woleben, Dr. Kim Case.
  • Poverty Simulation, Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at VCU.  VCU Health Administration and Gerontology. (2020, March). Facilitator.  


  • Real-world Experiences of Collaborative Practice: A Frank Discussion about Team Skills in Today’s Healthcare Environment.  Eighth Annual Jewell and Carl F Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium (2020, February). Panelist.


  • Collaboration in Healthcare: Who Am I, Who is my Team, and Why Does that Matter?  VCU Health Pauley Heart Center Nursing’s 17th Annual Heart Matters Conference (2019, November). Speaker. 


  • VCU Health Assessment Simulation. VCU School of Nursing (2019, November). Facilitator.



  • Real World Perspectives of Inter-professional Collaborative Care. Healthcare System and Community-based Organization Perspective. VCU School of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Pharmacy (2019, October). Panelist. 


  • Caring for Complex Patients with Community Centered Care.  VCU School of Nursing and School of Medicine. (2019, September). Speaker.


  • Poverty Simulation. Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at VCU.  VCU School of Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Pharmacy and Public Health (2019, August).  Facilitator.


  • Health Exploration Panel for High School Students. The Social Work Perspective of Working at VCU Health Systems with other DisciplinesVCU Health Systems (2019, August).  Panelist.


  • Vigneshwar K. MD, Lewis, M. MSW, Roach, L. NP.  Challenges for health care interdisciplinary teams in managing patients with infective endocarditis. VCU 2019 Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium (2019, February). Poster Presentation.


  • Community-Centered Care. VCU School of Nursing (2018, October). Stewart, M, PhD & Lewis, M. Co-Presenter.


  • The Emergency Room Social Worker.  Social Work Grand Rounds at VCU Health Systems (2016, October). Speaker.


Courses Taught at VCU School of Social Work:


  • SLWK 332 Social Work Practice: Fundamentals: (Spring 2018, Spring 2019)
  • SLWK 380: Foundations of Social Work Research I: (Fall 2018, Spring 2019)
  • SLWK 380 Foundations of Social Work Research II: (Summer 2018, Spring 2019)
  • SLWK 603 Social Work and Social Justice: (Fall 2019)
  • SLWK 604 Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups I: (Fall 2019)
  • SLWK 609 Foundations of Research in Social Work Practice: (Spring 2018, Summer 2019)
  • SLWK 714 Research for Social Work Admin., Planning and Policy Practice: (Fall 2017)