Skip to main content
Back to Faculty & Staff

Kerry Green

Professor, Behavioral and Community Health
Director, BCH Undergraduate Honors Program

As a prevention scientist, Dr. Kerry Green’s work concentrates on improving the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations. Her research focuses on identifying the causes of adverse outcomes over the life course among urban African Americans, including structural factors. Much of this work has been with the Woodlawn Study, a community cohort study that began in 1965 and includes data spanning 55 years of the cohort’s lives with funding over time from NIDA, NIA and NICHD.


SPH | Room: 1234Z

(301) 405-2524

Areas of Interest

Core Faculty

Health Equity; Urban Communities; Mental Health; Prevention Science; Aging

PhD, Public Health, 2004

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

HLTH 410 Honors Seminar

HLTH 711 Advanced Research Methods in Health

UMD SPH Research and Development Award (2020); Honoree, Maryland Research Excellence Celebration, 2020

Winston Family Honors Faculty Award, 2019

BCH 3.5 Club for Teaching Excellence, 2017

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

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

George F. Kramer Practitioner of the Year Award, University of Maryland School of Public Health, 2019

NIH Loan Repayment Program, 2007-2012

Reboussin. B.A., Rabinowitz, J.,A Truhl, J., Maher, B., Green, K.M., & Ialongo, N.S., (2020). Trajectories of cannabis use and risk for opioid misuse in a young adult urban cohort. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Alvanzo, A.A.H., Storr, C.L., Reboussin, B., Mojtabai, R., Green, K.M., Pacek, L.R., La Flair, L.N., Cullen, B.A., Susukida, R., Seamans, M., & Crum, R.M. (2020). Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and transitions in alcohol involvement among US adults: Progression and remission. Child Abuse and Neglect.

Green, K.M., Doherty, E.E., & Ensminger, M.E. (2020). What’s drugs got to do with it? Examining the relationship between drug onset and duration with criminal outcomes in an African American cohort. Addictive Behaviors.

Huang, D.,* Huang, Y., Khanna, S., Dwivedi, P., Slopen, N., Green, K.M., He, X., Puett, R., & Nguyen, Q. (2020). Twitter-derived social neighborhood characteristics and individual-level cardiometabolic outcomes: Cross-sectional study in a nationally representative sample. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 6 (3).

Rabinowitz, J., Powell, T., Sadler, R., Reboussin, B., Green, K.M., Milam, A., Smart, M., Furr-Holden, D., Latimore, A. & Tandon, D. (2020). Neighborhood profiles and associations with coping behaviors among low-income youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 494-505.

Allen, H.K,* Lilly, F., Green, K.M., Zanjani, F., Vincent, K.B., & Arria, A.M. (2020). Substance use and mental health problems among graduate students: Individual and program-level correlates. Journal of American College Health.

Assini-Meytin, L.,* Garza, M., & Green, K.M. (2019). Teen mothers' family support and adult identity in the emerging adulthood: Implications for socioeconomic attainment later in life. Emerging Adulthood.

Riehm, K.E.,* Feder, K.A.,* Tormohlen, K.N.,* Crum, R.M., Young, A.S., Green, K.M., Pacek, L.R., La Flair, L.M., & Mojtabai, R. (2019). Associations between time spent using social media and internalizing and externalizing problems among U.S. youth. JAMA Psychiatry, 76(12):1266-1273.

Green, K.M., Reboussin, B.A., Pacek, L.R., Storr, C.L., Mojtabai, R., Cullen, B.A., & Crum, R.M. (2019). The effects of marijuana use on transitions through stages of alcohol involvement for men and women in the NESARC I and II. Substance Use and Misuse, 54 (13), 2167-2176.

Seaman, E.L.,* Howard, D.E., Green, K.M., Wang, M.Q., & Fryer, C.S. (2019). A sequential explanatory mixed methods study of young adult tobacco and marijuana co-use. Substance Use and Misuse, 54 (13), 2177-2190.