Contact Info
Phone: 617-353-3253

Educational History

  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, Counseling Psychology
  • B.A., Brandeis University, Psychology


Jennifer Greif Green is an Assistant Professor in Special Education and a child clinical psychologist. Her research focuses on understanding the role of schools in providing services to students with emotional and behavioral disorders. She is particularly interested in how teachers can contribute to facilitating early identification of students who may benefit from mental health services, as one way to reduce disparities in mental health service access. Dr. Green also studies school bullying. She specializes in assessing bullying and determining how assessments can be used to inform school safety planning. She has collaborated with a number of local schools to provide feedback on student bullying experiences. Dr. Green completed her doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to joining BU, she trained at Yale School of Medicine and in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Green is associated with the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Laboratory.

Courses Taught

  • SED SE 502 – Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • SED RS 600 – Perspectives in Inquiry
  • SED RS 653 – Quantitative Research

Selected Publications

    • Green, J.G., Dunn, E., Johnson, R., Lindsey, M., Xuan, Z., & Zaslavsky, A. (in press) Mental health service use among high school students exposed to interpersonal violence. Journal of School Health.
    • Green, J.G., McLaughlin, K.A., Alegría, M., Costello, E.J., Gruber, M., Hoagwood, K., Leaf, P., Olin, S., Sampson, N., & Kessler, R. (2013) School mental health resources and adolescent mental health service use. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52, 501-510.
    • Nock, M. K., Green, J.G., Hwang, I., McLaughlin, K.A., Sampson, N.A., Zaslavsky, A.M., & Kessler, R.C. (2013). Prevalence, correlates and treatment of lifetime suicidal behavior among adolescents: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication – Adolescent Supplement. JAMA Psychiatry, 70, 300-310.
    • Green, J.G., Felix, E.D., Sharkey, J.D., Furlong, M.J., Kras, J.E. (2012, December 17). Identifying bully victims: Definitional versus behavioral approaches. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication.
    • Green, J.G., Gruber, M.J., Kessler, R.C., Lin, J.Y., McLaughlin, K.A., Sampson, N.A., & Alegria, M. (2012). Diagnostic validity across racial and ethnic groups in the assessment of adolescent DSM-IV disorders. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 21, 311-320.
    • Kessler, R.C., Avenevoli, S., Costello, E.J., Georgiades, K., Green, J.G., Gruber, M.J., He, J., Koretz, D., McLaughlin, K.A., Sampson, N.A., Zaslavsky, A.M., Merikangas, K.R. (2012). Prevalence, persistence, and socio-demographic correlates of DSM-IV disorders in the NCS-R Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A). Archives General Psychiatry, 69, 372-380.
    • Alegria, M., Lin, J.Y., Green, J.G., Sampson, N.A., Gruber, M.J., & Kessler, R.C. (2012). Role of school referrals in mental health service disparities for racial and ethnic minority youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51, 703-711.
    • Green, J.G., Dunn, E.C., Johnson, R.M., & Molnar, B.E. (2011). A multilevel investigation of the association between school context and adolescent nonphysical bullying. Journal of School Violence, 10, 133-149.
    • Green, J.G., Furlong, M. J., Astor, R., Benbenishty, R., & Espinoza, E. (2011). Assessing school maltreatment in the United States, Guatemala, and Israel: A psychometric analysis of the School Victimization Scale. Victims & Offenders, 6, 290-305.
    • Green, J.G., McLaughlin, K.A., Berglund, P.A., Gruber, M.J., Sampson, N.A., Zaslavsky, A.M., & Kessler, R.C. (2010). Childhood adversities and adult psychopathology in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R) I: Associations with first onset of DSM-IV disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67, 113-123.
    • Green, J.G., Gruber, M.J., Sampson, N.A., Zaslavsky, A.M., & Kessler, R.C. (2010). Improving the K6 short scale to predict Serious Emotional Distress in adolescents in the US. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 19(S1), 23-35.

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