Claire Greene, PhD

Assistant Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Claire is an Assistant Professor in the Program on Forced Migration and Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her research aims to improve the implementation of programs to address mental health, substance use, and other psychosocial problems in humanitarian settings through interdisciplinary and multisectoral approaches. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia, she completed postdoctoral fellowship training in humanitarian health and implementation science at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Greene holds a PhD in public mental health and substance use epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MPH in chronic disease epidemiology and global health from the Yale School of Public Health.


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, Gender-based violence and intimate partner violence, Stress and coping, Trauma

Methodological Areas

Efficacy/effectiveness trials, Human-centered design/design thinking/innovation techniques, Implementation science, Intervention development and testing, Measurement/psychometrics, Program evaluation, Quantitative methods, Systematic review/metaanalyses

Strategies expertise

Community engagement, Capacity building, Dissemination and implementation, Intervention scale-up, Sustainability, Task shifting/sharing

Intervention Expertise

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

Partnership Expertise

Government agencies, Health departments/health agencies, International NGOs, Multilateral organizations, Schools and universities