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Shana Green, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Shana Green, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Adjunct Professor

Department: Health and Physical Education

Office: Robert E. McAllan Hall

Phone: 732-263-5824


Dr. Shana Green is a researcher who focuses on preventing HIV through treatment as prevention (TasP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). She earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology at Howard University in Washington, DC.  Her medical anthropology studies sparked her interest in public health, so she went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, NY. After her master’s degree, she earned a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of South Florida. Since earning her doctorate, she has been at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working on the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP). MMP is a national surveillance project for adults diagnosed with HIV. Currently, she is working on a qualitative evaluation of MMP with the objective to understand the reasons why adults diagnosed with HIV may self-report as never receiving care or being out of care for 12 months or longer.

Dr. Green working with youth in Jaibon Dominican Republic

Dr. Green is also passionate about helping students achieve their career aspirations. She started the Student to Grad website to help students in any discipline overcome the challenges of graduate school. She is launching another website to help students achieve success in the public health field. She is passionate about helping students through these websites because she would not have achieved the level of success she has today without the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars Program. She views these websites as her opportunity to reach back and help others.

Scholarly Articles

Green, S., Turner, D., Logan, R. (2018). Exploring the effect of sharing common Facebook friends on the sexual risk behaviors of Tinder users. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 21, 457-462.

Vamos, C.A., Green, S., Griner, S, Christansen, S., Jacobs, T., Daley, E., DeBate, R. (in press). Formative research to inform the development of an innovative eHealth application to promote oral health during prenatal care visits. Health Promotion Practice.

Green, S., Turner, D., Buhi, E., Dagne, G., Vamos, C., Baldwin, J., Marhefka, S. (2018) Does venue matter? Synthesis and meta-analysis of condom use associated with online versus offline partner-seeking. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Green, S., Turner, D., Buhi, E., Dagne, G., Vamos, C., Baldwin, J., Marhefka, S. (2018) Towards an Information Motivation and Behavioral skills model for new sex partners: Results of a study of condom use as an HIV prevention method for emerging adults who met partners on dating and sex-seeking platforms or offline. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Marhefka, S., Green, S., Sharma, V., Mellins, C. (2017). “They said ‘be careful’’: Sexual health communication sources and messages for adolescent girls living with perinatally-acquired HIV infection. AIDS Care, 29, 1–5.

Green, S., Lockhart, E., & Marhefka, S. L. (2015). Advantages and disadvantages for receiving Internet-based HIV/AIDS interventions at home or at community-based organizations. AIDS Care, 27, 1–5.


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2021 Spring

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