Last Name

Jacey Greece, DSc, MPH

TitleClinical Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCommunity Health Sciences
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-5137
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-2044-9270
 Awards and Honors

2014Boston University School of Public Health: Educational Innovation Award
2014Boston University School of Public Health : Excellence in Teaching Award
2013Boston University School of Public Health : Excellence in Teaching Award
2012Department Nominee, ASPH/Pfizer Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers
2011Boston University School of Public Health : Excellence in Teaching Nomination
2008Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Jacey Greece, DSc, MPH, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) where she teaches courses in health behavior theory, intervention planning, health communications, and epidemiology. Her professional and research interests are rooted in healthy eating, food access and security, childhood obesity, community-based interventions, behavioral epidemiology, monitoring and surveillance, and program evaluation. She applies many field-based concepts to the classes she teaches.

Dr. Greece has evaluated a number of public health programs to help improve the quality of life of individuals and families in the United States, particularly families in underserved areas. Dr. Greece has conducted national and local evaluations for a variety of agencies including the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration and Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (Project LAUNCH); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Evaluation of New York City’s Health Bucks Obesity Prevention and Control Initiative, Integrated Vaccine Surveillance System); Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children Program, the Community Eligibility Option Evaluation, and the Evaluation of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program); the Hood Foundation (Evaluation of the IMOVE Program); and, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (STD/HIV Prevention Training Program Evaluation). In addition, she has worked on a number of research projects for the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, on immediate and residual effects of intoxication on academic and occupational performance. Dr. Greece’s research interests have focused mainly on changing environmental conditions and access to services and resources to ultimately affect health behaviors of underserved populations of all ages.

Dr. Greece aims to create a classroom environment that provides opportunities for students to realize their full potential and acquire the skills needed to be successful public health practitioners and researchers. In her teaching, Dr. Greece emphasizes field-based consultancy and case method teaching as tools to teach technical competencies and relevant skills. Dr. Greece was awarded BUSPH’s Educational Innovation Award, which recognizes a faculty member for creative approaches to teaching and has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for both introductory and seminar courses in social and behavioral sciences and epidemiology.

Professionally, Dr. Greece serves as a reviewer for Health Communication. She is an advisor to the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Student Group and a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Hearts for Life. She is a member of the American Public Health Association, American Dietetic Association, Society for Epidemiologic Research, and Massachusetts Public Health Association.

A graduate of Tufts University, Dr. Greece received her Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Doctorate of Science in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Childhood obesity programs and policies
  • Behavioral epidemiology
  • Health communication
  • Program and policy evaluation
  • Intervention design and planning
  • Food access initiatives
  • Health promotion for low-income children and women
  • Social and emotional wellness of at-risk children
  • Evaluation of Higher Education Curricula
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  1. Greece, Jacey A.; Feld, Samantha; DeJong, William; Cozier, Yvette C.; Quatromoni, Paula A. Effects of a School-based Intervention on Middle School Children's Daily Food and Beverage Intake. Health Behavior and Policy Review. 2017; 4(1):pp. 24-36.
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  2. Greece JA, Kratze A, DeJong W, Cozier YC, Quatromoni PA. Body Mass Index and Sociodemographic Predictors of School Lunch Purchase Behavior during a Year-Long Environmental Intervention in Middle School. Behav Sci (Basel). 2015; 5(2):324-40. PMID: 26067683.
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  3. Greece JA, Patterson JG, Kensky SA, Festa K. Incorporating practical application in graduate introductory public health courses. On the Horizon. 2015; 4(23):309-322.
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  4. Olsho L, Baronberg S, Abel Y, Austin C, Booker C, Greece J, Levin J, Staub-DeLong L, Walker DK, Abrami A, Holloway K, Jernigan J, Payne G. Health Bucks Evaluation Tool Kit. 2012.
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  5. Newes-Adeyi G, Greece J, Bozeman S, Walker DK, Lewis F, Gidudu J. Active surveillance for influenza vaccine adverse events: the integrated vaccine surveillance system. Vaccine. 2012 Feb 1; 30(6):1050-5. PMID: 22200501.
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  6. Greece J. [Doctoral Committee: Quatromoni PA (Chair), Ozonoff A, Cozier Y, DeJong W.] . Behavioral impact of a school-based healthy eating intervention for at-risk children. Boston. 2011.
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  7. Briefel R, Collins A, Bellotti J, Klerman J, Logan CW, Cabili C, Rowe G, Greece J, Owens C, Weiss A. . Congressional Status Report: Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children Demonstrations. 2011.
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  8. Howland J, Rohsenow DJ, Greece JA, Littlefield CA, Almeida A, Heeren T, Winter M, Bliss CA, Hunt S, Hermos J. The effects of binge drinking on college students' next-day academic test-taking performance and mood state. Addiction. 2010 Apr; 105(4):655-65. PMID: 20403018.
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  9. Rohsenow DJ, Howland J, Arnedt JT, Almeida AB, Greece J, Minsky S, Kempler CS, Sales S. Intoxication with bourbon versus vodka: effects on hangover, sleep, and next-day neurocognitive performance in young adults. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Mar 1; 34(3):509-18. PMID: 20028364.
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  10. Howland J, Rohsenow DJ, Minsky S, Snoberg J, Tagerud S, Hunt SK, Almeida A, Greece J, Allensworth-Davies D. The effects of transdermal scopolamine on simulated ship navigation and attention/reaction time. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2008 Oct-Dec; 14(4):250-6. PMID: 19043911.
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  11. Howland J, Rohsenow DJ, Allensworth-Davies D, Greece J, Almeida A, Minsky SJ, Arnedt JT, Hermos J. The incidence and severity of hangover the morning after moderate alcohol intoxication. Addiction. 2008 May; 103(5):758-65. PMID: 18412754.
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  12. Rohsenow DJ, Howland J, Minsky SJ, Greece J, Almeida A, Roehrs TA. The Acute Hangover Scale: A new measure of immediate hangover symptoms. Addict Behav. 2007 Jun; 32(6):1314-20. PMID: 17097819.
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  13. Howland J, Almeida A, Rohsenow D, Minsky S, Greece J. How safe are federal regulations on occupational alcohol use? J Public Health Policy. 2006; 27(4):389-404. PMID: 17164805.
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