New IMPACT Assistant Director, Dr. George Greene
The IMPACT Program welcomes a new Assistant Director. George J. Greene, Ph.D., is a Community Psychologist and Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. From participation in national, multisite HIV-interventions, to work in healthcare clinics and grassroots organizations, he has tailored his work over the last 10 years to develop, implement, and evaluate HIV-preventive interventions in ethnic minority communities. Dr. Greene received an American Psychological Association Award to conduct doctoral research and his dissertation, “Contextualizing HIV prevention to predict high-risk sexual situations for young African-American and Latino men who have sex with men,” exemplifies his commitment to understanding HIV risk behaviors among these youth. As a practitioner of community-based participatory research, he was the Principal Investigator of a HRSA Special Projects of National Significance Grant to deliver outreach, care, and prevention programming for young men of color who have sex with men. Dr. Greene recently completed postdoctoral training in the CDC Illinois Public Health Research Program in the UIC School of Public Health.