Claire Greene, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

M. Claire Greene, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Program on Forced Migration and Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Greeneā€™s research focuses on improving the effectiveness and implementation of mental health and substance use services for hard-to-reach displaced populations in humanitarian emergencies. Specifically, her research examines models of integrating mental health and psychosocial support across sectors as a strategy to improve the accessibility, relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of these interventions. Dr. Greene is a member of the Steering Committee for the Columbia University Global Mental Health Program. She is an Editor of the Global Mental Health journal and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Refugee Studies. Dr. Greene received her PhD in Psychiatric and Substance Use Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an MPH in Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Global Health from Yale School of Public Health, and postdoctoral training in Implementation Science and Humanitarian Health from Columbia University.


Professional Expertise


Epidemiology, Public health, Social and behavioral sciences


Addiction/substance abuse, Common mental health conditions, Conflict/post-conflict settings, Displaced population health, migration/refugee issues, Economic development/livelihood, Gender-based violence and intimate partner violence

Methodological Areas

Community engagement and CBPR, Efficacy/effectiveness trials, Implementation science, Intervention development and testing, Measurement/psychometrics, Program evaluation, Qualitative methods, Quantitative methods, Systematic review/metaanalyses

Strategies expertise

Community engagement, Dissemination and implementation, Health promotion, Task shifting/sharing

Intervention Expertise

Behavioral activation, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Health system interventions, Interpersonal therapy, Mental health awareness/promotion, Mindfulness/meditation, Problem solving therapy, Psychosocial skills

Partnership Expertise

Community-based organizations/coalitions, International NGOs, Multilateral organizations, Schools and universities