Claire Greene

M. Claire Greene is an Assistant Professor in the Program on Forced Migration and Health within the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health. Dr. Greene’s research focuses on improving the effectiveness and implementation of mental health and substance use interventions in humanitarian emergencies. 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. Examples include integrating mental health intervention components into programs aimed to reduce intimate partner violence, strengthen community connectedness and safety, and alleviate displaced and host community tensions and xenophobia in humanitarian settings. At Mailman, Dr. Greene teaches Investigative Methods in Complex Emergencies, a course focused on how to collect and effectively use data to inform programming and policy in humanitarian settings. Dr. Greene received her 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 Yale School of Public Health.

Research Interests

Asylum Seekers
Harm Reduction
Health Inequities
Immigrant Health
Inequality and Disparity
Internal Migration
International Migration
Migrant Health
Social Determinants
Social Support


Administrative Data (State or National)
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Demographic and Health Surveys