Jennifer Greif Green

Associate Professor

Jennifer Greif Green is an Associate Professor in Special Education and a child clinical psychologist. Her research focuses on the role of schools in serving 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 mental health and 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.

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

SED SE 502 – Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

SED RS 600 – Perspectives in Inquiry

SED RS 653 – Quantitative Research

Dr. Green's research program investigates the role of schools in facilitating mental health service provision for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, with the ultimate goals of increasing access to mental health services for students who need it most, and decreasing disparities in service access.

Read more about Dr. Green's research.

Green, J.G., Xuan, Z., Kwong, L., Anderson, J.A., & Leaf, P.J. (in press) School referral of children with serious emotional disturbance to systems of care: Six-month clinical and educational outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Green, J.G., Comer, J.S., Donaldson, A., Elkins, R.M., Nadeau, M.S., Reid, G., & Pincus, D.B. (in press). School functioning and use of school-based accommodations by treatment-seeking anxious children. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

Reid, G., Holt, M. K., Bowman, C. E., Espelage, D. L., & Green, J. G. (in press). Perceived social support and mental health among first-year college students with histories of bullying victimization. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Green, J.G., Xuan, Z., Kwong, L., Holt, M.K., & Comer, J.S. (in press) Teachers’ reports of outreach to school-based mental health service providers following the 2013 Boston Marathon attack. Children & Schools.

Green, J.G., Xuan, Z., Kwong, L., Hoagwood, K., & Leaf, P.J. (2016) School referral patterns among adolescents with serious emotional disturbance enrolled in systems of care. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 290-298.

Green, J.G., Holt, M.K., Kwong, L., Reid, G.*, Xuan, Z., & Comer, J.S. (2015) School- and classroom-based supports for children following the 2013 Boston Marathon attack and manhunt. School Mental Health, 7, 81-91.

Green, J.G., Alegría, M., Kessler, R.C., McLaughlin, K.A., Gruber, M.J., Sampson, N.A., & Zaslavsky, A.M. (2015). Neighborhood sociodemographic predictors of serious emotional disturbance (SED) in schools: Demonstrating a “synthetic estimation” method in the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS-A) Adolescent Supplement. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42, 111-120.

Green, J.G., Dunn, E., Johnson, R., Lindsey, M., Xuan, Z., & Zaslavsky, A. (2014) Mental health service use among high school students exposed to interpersonal violence. Journal of School Health, 84, 141-149.

Holt, M.K., Green, J.G., Reid, G., Dimeo, A., Espelage, D.L., Felix, E., Furlong, M.J., Poteat, P., Sharkey, J. (2014) Associations between past bullying experiences and prosocial and academic functioning among college students. Journal of American College Health, 62, 552-560.

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.

Green, J.G., Felix, E.D., Sharkey, J.D., Furlong, M.J., Kras, J.E. (2013). Identifying bully victims: Definitional versus behavioral approaches. Psychological Assessment, 25, 651-657.

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.

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