Jacey Greece, DSc, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
DSc, Boston University School of Public Health

Jacey Greece, DSc, MPH, is a Clinical Associate 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.

2014 Boston University School of Public Health: Educational Innovation Award
2014 Boston University School of Public Health : Excellence in Teaching Award
2013 Boston University School of Public Health : Excellence in Teaching Award
2012 Department Nominee, ASPH/Pfizer Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers
2011 Boston University School of Public Health : Excellence in Teaching Nomination
2008 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award

The Boston Sustainable Models for unhealthy Alcohol use ReducTion (B SMART) Program
09/30/2018 - 09/29/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation HHS CDC NCBDDD

Measuring Hunger at Food Pantries
11/01/2018 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
The Greater Boston Food Bank

Center for Urban Child and Healthy Family
01/15/2019 - 01/14/2020 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation


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  1. Greece JA, Wolff J, McGrath D. A Framework for Practice-Based Teaching in Public Health. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2019 Sep/Oct; 25(5):E30-E38.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31348174
  2. Greece JA ,Wolff J. Teaching Public Health, Informing and Guiding Pedagogy in Public Health Education. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Practice-Based Teaching in Public Health. 2019.
  3. Greece JA, Wolff J, McGrath D. A Framework for Practice-Based Teaching in Public Health. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2018 Aug 31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30180121
  4. Greece JA, Wolff J. Teaching Public Health, Informing and Guiding Pedagogy in Public Health Education. Practice-Based Teaching in Public Health. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore. 2018.
  5. Greece JA, Feld S, DeJong William, Cozier YC, Quatromoni PA. 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. View Publication
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26067683; DOI: 10.3390/bs5020324;
  7. 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. View Publication
  8. 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. View Publication
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22200501; DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.12.041;
  10. 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. View Publication
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