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The Woodlawn Study
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As a prevention scientist, Dr. Green’s work has concentrated on improving the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations.  Specifically, her research has focused on identifying the causes of negative outcomes over the life course among urban African Americans.  Dr. Green’s work is concentrated in two areas: (1) long-term consequences of substance use and (2) the interrelationship of substance use, violence, and mental health over the life course.  Much of her work has been with the Woodlawn Study, a community cohort study that began in 1965 as a school-based intervention program and includes data spanning 45 years of the cohort’s lives.  Dr. Green coordinated the midlife follow-up in 2002-03, and has published extensively on this data with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  Critical aspects of her work involve identifying the prevention implications of findings and applying methodological advances, such as propensity score matching, to complex public health questions. 

Education and Training

2004-2006           Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

                            Post-Doctoral Training Program (T32MH18834)

                            Advisor: Nicholas Lalongo

2000-2004         Department of Health Policy & Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

                          Doctor of Philosophy Degree

                          Advisor: Margaret Ensminger

                          Dissertation: “The Effects of Adolescent Drug Use on Adult Role Functioning:

                          A Longitudinal Study Examining Gender Differences”

1997-1998         College of Education, Department of Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 

                           Master of Arts

                           Advisor: Melanie Killen

                           Master’s Thesis: “Children’s Judgments about Exclusion in Gender Stereotypic Situations”

1991-1995          College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

                           Bachelor of Science     

                           Major: Psychology




HLTH 410: Community Health Honors Seminar

HLTH711: Advanced Research Methods in Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health


HONR238N: Contemporary Issues in Public Health

HLTH 301/EPIB301: Epidemiology for Public Health Practice, Department of Behavioral and Community Health/Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

HLTH 300/EPIB300: Biostatistics for Public Health Practice, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

HLTH 106: Drug Use and Abuse (online), Department of Behavioral and Community Health

HLTH 688F: Prevention Science and Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Honors and Awards

2014, Nominee, University of Maryland Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year 

2011, Team Science Award, School of Public Health Research Interaction Day

2011, Recipient, Leda Amick Wilson Mentoring Award, Maryland School of Public Health

2010, Nominee, University of Maryland Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year

2010, Honoree, University of Maryland Third Annual Celebration of Scholarship and Research

2009, George F. Kramer Practitioner of the Year Award, Maryland School of Public Health

2007-2012, Recipient, NIH Loan Repayment Program

2004, Inducted into Delta Omega, National Honor Society in Public Health


Roberts, E.B., Butler III, J., & Green, K.M. (2017). Challenges to evaluating physical activity programs in American Indian/Alaska Native communities. American Journal of Evaluation.

Zebrak, K. & Green, K.M. (2017). The role of young adult social bonds, substance problems, and sexual risk in pathways between adolescent substance use and midlife risky sexual behavior among urban African Americans. Psychology of Addictive Behavior.

Doherty, E.E., Jaecques, B., Green, K.M. & Ensminger, M.E. (2017). Young adult victimization and mid-life consequences:  Sensitization or steeling effects of childhood adversity? Violence and Victims.

Green, K.M., Doherty, E.E., & Ensminger, M.E. (2017). Long-term consequences of adolescent marijuana use: Examining intermediary processes. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 43 (5), 567-575.

Ali, B., Green, K.M., Daughters, S.B., & Lejuez, C.W. (2017). Distress tolerance interacts with circumstances, motivation and readiness to prediction substance abuse treatment retention. Addictive Behaviors, 73, 99-104. 

Debnam, K.J., Howard, D.E., Garza, M.A., & Green, K.M. (2017).  African American girls’ ideal dating relationship now and in the future.  Youth and Society, 49(3), 271-294.  

Green, K.M., Musci, R.J., Matson, P.A., Johnson, R.M., Reboussin, B.A., & Ialongo, N.S. (in press). Developmental patterns of adolescent marijuana and alcohol use and their joint association with sexual risk behavior and outcomes in young adulthood. Journal of Urban Health, 94 (1), 115-124.

Green, K.M., Johnson, R.M., Milam, A.J., Furr-Holden, D.M., Ialongo, N.S., & Reboussin, B.A. (2016). Racial differences and the role of neighborhood in the sequencing of marijuana and tobacco initiation among urban youth. Substance Abuse, 37 (4), 507-510.

Roberts, E.B., Butler, J., Green, K.M. (in press). Identifying and understanding indigenous ways of evaluating physical activity programs. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 23 (5), 34-58.

Reboussin, B.A., Milam, A.J., Green, K.M., Ialongo, N.S., Furr-Holden, C.D.M. (2016). Clustering of black adolescent marijuana use in low-income, urban neighborhoods. Journal of Urban Health, 93 (1), 109-116.

Green, K.M., Musci, R.J., Johnson, R.M., Matson, P.A., Reboussin, B.A., & Ialongo, N.S. (2016) Outcomes associated with adolescent marijuana and alcohol use among urban young adults: A prospective study.  Addictive Behavior, 53, 155-160.

Doherty, E.E., Cwick, J.M., Green, K.M., & Ensminger, M.E. (2016). Examining the consequences of the “prevalent life events” of arrest and incarceration among an urban African American cohort.  Justice Quarterly, 33 (6), 970-999. 

Zebrak, K.A. & Green, K.M. (2016). Mutual influences between parental psychological distress and alcohol use and child problem behavior in a cohort of urban African Americans. Journal of Family Issues, 37, 1869-1890.

Fothergill, K.E., Ensminger, M.E., Doherty, E.E., Juon, H.S., & Green, K.M. (2016). Pathways from early childhood adversity to later adult drug use and psychological distress:  A prospective study of a cohort of African Americans. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 57(2) 223–239.

Reboussin, B.A., Green, K.M., Milam, A.J., Furr-Holden, D.M., Johnson, R.M., & Ialongo, N.S. (2015). The role of neighborhood in urban Black adolescent marijuana use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 154, 69-75.

Assini-Meytin, L. & Green, K.M. (2015).  Long-term consequences of adolescent parenthood among African American urban youth: A propensity matching approach.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(5), 529-535.

Reboussin, B.A., Ialongo, N.S., Green, K.M.  (2015).  Influences of behavior and academic problems at school entry on marijuana use transitions during adolescence in an African American sample.  Addictive Behaviors, 41, 51-7.    

Coleman, B.N., Apelberg, B.J., Ambrose, B.K., Green, K.M., Choiniere, C.J., Bunnell, R., & King, B.A. (2015). Association between electronic cigarette use and openness to cigarette smoking among U.S. young adults. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17 (2), 212-218. 

Reboussin, B.A., Green, K.M., Milam, A.J., Furr-Holden, D.M., Ialongo, N.S., (2014). Neighborhood environment and urban African American marijuana use during high school.  Journal of Urban Health, 91 (6), 1189-1201.

Green, K.M. & Stuart, E.A. (2014). Examining moderation analyses in propensity score methods: Application to depression and substance use. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(5), 773-83. 

Dagher, R. & Green, K.M. (2014). Does depression and substance abuse co-morbidity affect socioeconomic status? Evidence from a prospective study of urban African Americans.  Psychiatry Research, 225 (1-2), 115-121.  

Green, K.M., Fothergill, K.E., Robertson, J.A., Zebrak, K.A., Banda, D., Ensminger, M.E. (2013).  Early life predictors of adult depression in a community cohort of urban African Americans.  Journal of Urban Health, 90 (1), 101-115.  

Green, K.M., Doherty, E.E., Fothergill, K.E., & Ensminger, M.E. (2012). Marriage trajectories and health risk behaviors throughout adulthood among urban African Americans.  Journal of Family Issues, 33, 1595-1618.

Green, K.M., Zebrak, K.A., Fothergill, K.E., Robertson, J.A., & Ensminger, M.E. (2012).  Childhood and adolescent risk factors for comorbid depression and substance use disorders in adulthood.  Addictive Behavior, 37, 1240-1247.

Green, K.M., Zebrak, K. A., Robertson, J., Fothergill, K.E., & Ensminger, M.E. (2012).  Interrelationship of substance use and psychological distress over the life course among a cohort of urban African Americans. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 123, 239-248.

Green, K.M., Doherty, E.E., Zebrak, K.A., & Ensminger, M.E. (2011). Association between adolescent drinking and adult violence:  Evidence from a longitudinal study of urban African Americans. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72 (5), 701-710.

Green, K.M., Doherty, E.E., Reisinger, H.S., Chilcoat, H.D., & Ensminger, M.E. (2010).  Social integration in young adulthood and the subsequent onset of substance use and disorders among a community population of urban African Americans. Addiction, 105, 484-493.

Green, K.M., Doherty, E.E., Stuart, E.A., & Ensminger, M.E. (2010).  Does heavy adolescent marijuana use lead to criminal involvement in adulthood?  Evidence from a multiwave longitudinal study of urban African Americans.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 112, 117-125.

Stuart, E. & Green, K.M. (2008). Using full matching to estimate causal effects in nonexperimental studies: examining the relationship between adolescent marijuana use and adult outcomes.  Developmental Psychology, 44, 395-406.  

Green, K. M., & Ensminger, M. E. (2006).  Adult social behavioral effects of heavy adolescent marijuana use among African Americans.  Developmental Psychology, 42, 1168-1178.    

Green, K. M., Ensminger, M. E., Robertson, J. A., & Juon, H. S. (2006).  Impact of adult sons’ incarceration on African American mothers’ psychological distress.  Journal of Marriage and Family, 68, 430-441.