Michelle Green

Greene, Michele G.

Academic Appointments

Professor, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Affiliated Faculty Member in the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences, CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy
Adjunct Professor of Public Health in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Degrees

DrPH (Sociomedical Sciences) Columbia University School of Public Health
MA (Sociology, focus in Medical Sociology)  SUNY Buffalo
BA (Education and Sociology)  Queens College, CUNY

Research Focus

My general area of research interest is health communication, with a focus on communication between health care professionals and patients. In particular, I have studied communication between primary care physicians and older patients. I am also interested in women’s health; social justice in health and medicine; the social and behavioral aspects of health; and the delivery of primary care.

Selected Publications

Greene M. and Adelman R.  Physician-Older Patient Communication about Cancer.  Patient Education and Counseling 50 (1): 55-60, 2003.

Adelman R., Greene M. and Friedmann E.  Discussions about Cognitive Impairment in First Medical Visits: Older Patients’ Perceptions and Preferences.  American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias 19(4): 233-238, 2004.

Greene M., Adelman R. and Hollander B.   Interviewing.  In The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2nd edition), edited by Capezuti, E., Siegler E. and M.Mezey.  NY: Springer, 2008.

Greene M., Adelman R., FitzSimmons-Scheurer S., and Hollander B.  Institutionalization.   In The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2nd edition), edited by Capezuti, E., Siegler E. and M.Mezey.  NY: Springer, 2008.

Adelman R., Greene M., and Friedmann E.   Discussion of Depression in Follow-Up Medical Visits with Older Patients.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 56 (1): 16-22, 2008.

Adelman R. and Greene M.   Communication Challenges with the Elderly.  In D Kissane et al. (eds). Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care.  Oxford University Press, 2010.

Adelman R, Finkelstein E., Mehta S, and Greene M. Aging and Public Health in ML Finkel. (ed). Public Health in the 21st Century. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing. 2010.

Adelman R, Greene M, Friedmann E., Ory M, and Snow C.  Older patient-physician discussions about exercise.  Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 19: 225-238, 2011. 

Greene M.  Lady-in-Waiting. Patient Education and Counseling 86: 286-287, 2012.

Translated to Spanish and published in Doctutor in March 2014. http://www.doctutor.es/2014/03/10/la-senora-en-espera/

Greene M.  Sexual Violence and Pregnancy. In  J.L. Postmus (Ed.), Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Greene M and Adelman R. Beyond the Dyad: Communication in Triadic (and more) Medical Encounters.  In L. Martin and R. DiMatteo (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence, Oxford University Press, 2013.

Greene M., Adelman R., and Hollander B.  Institutionalization.   In The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2nd edition), edited by Capezuti, E., Siegler E. and M.Mezey.  NY: Springer, 2013.

Greene M., Adelman R., and Hollander B. Interviewing. In The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2nd edition), edited by Capezuti, E., Siegler E. and M.Mezey.  NY: Springer, 2013.

Adelman R, Greene M, and Silva M.  Communication challenges with the elderly. In D Kissane et al. (eds). Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care, 2nd edition.  Oxford University Press, 2017.

Greene M., Adelman R. and Hollander M. Institutionalization. In The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (4nd edition), edited by Capezuti, E., et al.  NY: Springer, 2018.

Greene M., Adelman R. and Hollander M. Interviewing. In The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (4nd edition), edited by Capezuti, E., et al.  NY: Springer, 2018.

Adelman R., Greene M., Silva M. and Phongtankuel V. Communication involving special populations: Older patients with cancer. Current Opinion in Supportive & Palliative Care, 13(1): 64-68, 2019. 

Hollander M. and Greene M. A conceptual framework for understanding iatrophobia. Patient Education and Counseling, 102: 2091-2096, 2019.

Greene M and Adelman R. Clinical conversations with older patients. International Encyclopedia of Health Communication (in press).