Sherri Green, PhD



Research Assistant Professor
Maternal and Child Health

Research Fellow 
Sheps Ctr for Hlth Serv Res

Maternal and Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research



1989  Warren Wilson College  BA, Social Work

1991  University of South Carolina  MSW, Social Work

2003  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  PhD, Maternal and Child Health


MCH 740 [25]  Qualitative Research Methods in MCH

MCH 740  Integrating public health, mental health, and addiction prevention and treatment for women: A life course perspective

2012  UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health inaugural Teaching Innovation Award Recipient

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based public health
  • Health behavior
  • Maternal health
  • Public health leadership
  • Substance abuse
  • Violence prevention
  • Women’s health

Research Activities

Dr. Green is the principal investigator for grants and contracts that address topics associated with with integration of public health and behavioral health for women and their children; perinatal and maternal substance abuse; child welfare and parental/caregiver substance use; evidence based practice translation research for trauma informed and gender specific substance abuse services; and perinatal and maternal public health, substance abuse and violence prevention policy.

Key Publications

Chuang, E., Wells, R., Green, S., & Reiter, K. (2011)
Performance-based contracting and the moderating influence of caseworker role overload on outcomes in child welfare.
Administration in Social Work: vol.35(5), p.1-22.

Louison L, Green SL, Bunch S, Scheyett A. (2009)
The problems no one wants to see: Mental illness and substance abuse among women of reproductive age in North Carolina.
NC Med J: vol.70, no. 5, p.454-58.