Jennifer Greif Green
Dr. Jennifer Greif Green is a professor in special education and a child clinical psychologist at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research focuses on supporting students with emotional/behavioral disorders and bullying prevention. Within these lines of research, she studies teacher identification of students with mental health needs, racial/ethnic disparities in mental health service access, and youth bullying involvement. She also co-directs the Social Adjustment & Bullying Prevention Laboratory and is editor of the Journal of Education.
Dr. Green 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. Her 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.
- Three BU Wheelock Faculty Promoted to Full Professor
- Promoting Strength and Resilience among Transgender and Nonbinary Adolescents
- Why Do Teens From Marginalized Populations Get Bullied?
- Teachers Have an Important Role to Play in Children’s Mental Health
- How a Sense of Belonging in Schools Supports Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth
- Partnership Supports COVID-19 Stress Education Course for Schools
- Study Finds Disparities in Educational Placement for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
- BU Wheelock and UConn Neag Partner to Prepare Doctoral Students
- New Study Explores Police Response to School Mental Health Incidents
In the Media
- Data on Policing in MA Schools is Spotty as Mental Health Needs Rise
- How Will Anti-Trans Laws Impact Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth Mental Health?
- What to Know about Cyberbullying
- Teachers Often Struggle to Address Mass Traumatic Events in Class
- How Should Teachers and Parents Talk about the Uvalde School Shooting with Their Children?
- Recent Incidents of Violence in Mass. Schools Raise Questions for Parents
PhD, Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara,
MA, Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
BA, Psychology, Brandeis University
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
Muller, R.*, Morabito, M.S., & Green, J.G. (2021). Police and mental health in elementary and secondary schools: A systematic review of the literature and implications for nursing. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 28, 72-82.
Green, J.G. & Bettini, E. (published online, 2020). Addressing teacher mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers College Record, Published: July 31, 2020. https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 23395.
Green, J.G., Oblath, R.*, DeYoung, G.*, Álvarez, K., Wang, Y., Bird, H., ... & Alegria, M. (2020). Does childhood mental health service use predict subsequent mental health service use during Latino youth transition to young adulthood? Evidence from the Boricua Youth Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 55, 1439-1448.
Green, J.G., McLaughlin, K.A., Alegria, M., Bettini, E., Gruber, M., Hoagwood, K., Le Tai, L., Sampson, N., Zaslavsky, A.M., Xuan, Z., & Kessler, R.C. (2020). Associations of sociodemographic factors and psychiatric disorders with type of school-based mental health services received by youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 67, 392-400.
Green, J.G., McLaughlin, K.A., Fillbrunn, M., Fukuda, M. Jackson, J.S., Kessler, R.C., Sadikova, E., Sampson, N.A., Vilsaint, C., Williams, D.R., Cruz-Gonzalez, M., & Alegria, M. (2020). Barriers to mental health service use and predictors of treatment drop out: Racial/ethnic variation in a population-based study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Service Research, 47, 606-616.
Green, J.G., Levine, R.*, Oblath, R.*, Corriveau, K., Holt, M.K., Albright, G. (2020). Pilot Evaluation of Preservice Teacher Training to Improve Preparedness and Confidence to Address Student Mental Health. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 5, 42-52.
Green, J.G., Holt, M.K., Oblath, R.*, Robinson, E.*, Storey, K., & Merrin, G.J. (2020). Engaging professional sports to reduce bullying: An evaluation of the Boston vs. Bullies program. Journal of School Violence, 19, 389-405.
Oblath, R.*, Green, J.G., Guzmán, J.*, Felix, E., Sharkey, J., Furlong, M. & Holt, M. (2020). Retrospective Perceptions of Power Imbalance in Childhood Bullying among College Students. Journal of American College Health, 68, 891-899.
Guzmán, J.*, Green, J.G., Holt, M.K., Oblath, R.C.* (2019). Life satisfaction mediates the association between mental health risk and self-reported school functioning among children and adolescents. Contemporary School Psychology, 24, 389-399.
Green, J.G., DeYoung, G.*, Wogan, M.E.*, Wolf, E.J., Lane, K.L., Adler, L.A. (2019). Evidence for the reliability and preliminary validity of the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale v1.1 (ASRS v1.1) screener in an adolescent community sample. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 28, e1751.
Green, J.G., Holt, M.K., Guzmán, J.*, Oblath, R.*, Bowman, C.*, & Abouzaglo, S. S.* (published online, 2018). Use of a Nomination Strategy to Identify Mental Health Help-Seeking Patterns by High School Students and Their Association with Mental Health Service Use. Teachers College Record.
Green, J.G., Oblath, R.*, Felix, E.D., Furlong, M.J., Holt, M.K., & Sharkey, J.D. (2018). Initial evidence for the validity of the California Bullying Victimization Scale (CBVS-R) as a retrospective measure for adults. Psychological Assessment, 30, 1444.