Jennifer Greif Green

Associate Professor

Dr. Jennifer Greif Green is an Associate Professor in Special Education and a child clinical psychologist. She completed her doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara and trained at Yale School of Medicine and in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on supporting students with emotional/behavioral disorders and bullying prevention. Within these lines of research, Dr. Green studies teacher identification of students with mental health needs, racial/ethnic disparities in mental health service access, and youth bullying involvement. She has developed surveys to assess bullying in schools and has evaluated school-based bullying prevention and mental health promotion programs. She collaborates with a number of local schools and districts to support student social-emotional well-being and reduce bullying. Dr. Green’s work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, MetroWest Community Health Foundation, and Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund.

Dr. Green co-directs 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 – Behavioral and Emotional Problems: Challenges and Methods

SED SE 533 – The Families of Children with Special Needs

SED RS 600 – Introduction to 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.


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Professor Green Receives 2014 Early Career Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Bullying Abuse Prevention

Green, J.G., Oblath, R., Felix, E.D., Furlong, M.J., Holt, M.K., & Sharkey, J.D. (2018, online first). Initial evidence for the validity of the California Bullying Victimization Scale (CBVS-R) as a retrospective measure for adults. Psychological Assessment.

Green, J.G., Guzmán, J., Didaskalou, E., Harbaugh, A.G., Segal, N., & LaBillois, J. (2017, online first). Teacher identification of student emotional and behavioral problems and provision of early supports: A vignette-based study. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

Green, J.G., Keenan, J.K., Guzman, J., Vinnes, S., Holt, M.K., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Teacher perspectives on indicators of adolescent social and emotional problems. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 2, 96-110.

Green, J.G., Comer, J.S., Donaldson, A., Elkins, R.M., Nadeau, M.S., Reid, G., & Pincus, D.B. (2017). School functioning and use of school-based accommodations by treatment-seeking anxious children. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 25, 220-232.

Green, J.G., Furlong, M.J., Felix, E.D. (2017). Defining and measuring bullying across the life course. Handbook of Bullying Prevention: A Lifecourse Perspective (C. Bradshaw, Ed.). New York: National Association of Social Workers Press.

Green, J.G., Xuan, Z., Kwong, L., Anderson, J.A., & Leaf, P.J. (2016) School referral of children with serious emotional disturbance to systems of care: Six-month clinical and educational outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 3728-3738.

Green, J.G., Xuan, Z., Kwong, L., Holt, M.K., & Comer, J.S. (2016) Teachers’ reports of outreach to school-based mental health service providers following the 2013 Boston Marathon attack. Children & Schools, 38, 227-234.

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.

Alegría, M., Green, J.G., McLaughlin, K. A., Loder, S. (March, 2015). Disparities in child and adolescent mental health and mental health services in the US. A William T. Grant Foundation Inequality Paper.

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.

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