Sherri Green, PhD


Research Assistant Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Maternal and Child Health
Research Fellow 
Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Maternal and Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
404 Rosenau Hall


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

Pollock MD, Green SL. (2015)
Effects of a rural family drug treatment court collaborative on child welfare outcomes: Comparison using propensity score analysis.
Child Welfare: vol.94, no.4, p.139-59.

Kenny SK, Barrington C, Green SL. (2015)
“I felt for a long time like everything beautiful in me had been taken out”: Women’s suffering, remembering and survival following the loss of child custody.
Int J Drug Policy: vol.1,no.11,p.1158-66.

Chuang E, Wells R, Alexander J, Green S (2013)
How outpatient substance abuse treatment unit director activities may affect provision of community outreach services.
Drugs: Educ Preven Pol: vol.20(2), p.149-59.

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.