Risk and Protection among Urban African Americans over the Life Course
Event Date and Time:
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
BPS 1140B, Biology-Psychology Building
About the Speaker
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.