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Department of Nutrition
and Food Sciences,
College of the Environment
andLife Sciences,
University of Rhode Island,
Kingston, RI 02881.
Phone: (401) 874-2253
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Geoffrey W. Greene
Professor & Chairperson

Office:

Telephone:

Email:

204 Ranger Hall

(401) 874-4028

gwg@uri.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., 1984, Pennsylvania State University
  • MPH, 1975, University of Hawaii
  • M.S., 1975, Columbia University
  • B.S., 1970, Columbia University

Research Areas

Dietary Assessment; behavior change for chronic disease risk reduction and prevention of unwanted weight gain; dietary applications of the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model; increasing fruit and vegetable consumption

Selected Publications

  • Greene, G.W., Rossi, S.R. (1998). Stages of change for dietary fat reduction over 18 months. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 98:529–534.
  • Greene, G., Riebe, D., Ruggiero, L., Caldwell, M., Blissmer, B. (2003). A pilot home-based, healthy lifestyle weight management program. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 18:135-141.
  • Greene, G., Horacek, T., White, A., Ma, J. (2003). Use of a diet interview method to define stages of change in young adults for fruit, vegetable and grain intake. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 18 (1):35-44.
  • Jones, H., Edwards, L., Vallis, M., Ruggiero, L., Rossi, S., Rossi, J., Greene, G., Prochaska, J., Zinman, B. (2003). Changes in diabetes self-care behaviors make a difference to glycemic control: The diabetes stages of change (DISC) study. Diabetes Care, 26:732-737.
  • Riebe, D., Greene, G., Ruggiero, L., Stillwell, K., Blissmer, B., Nigg, C., Caldwell, M. (2003). Evaluation of a healthy-lifestyle approach to weight management. Preventive Medicine, 36:45-54.
  • Horacek, T., Greene, G., Georgiou, C., White, A. Ma, J. (2002). Comparison of three methods for assessing fruit, vegetable, and grain stages of change for young adults. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 17(5):36-61.
  • Rossi, S.R., Greene, G.W., Rossi, J.S., Plummer, B.A., Benisovich, S.V., Keller, S., Velicer, W.F., Redding, C.A., Prochaska, J.O., Pallonen, U.E., Meier, K.S. (2001). Validation of decisional balance and temptations measures for dietary fat reduction in a large school-based population of adolescents Eating Behaviors,2, 1-18.
  • Ounpuu, S., Woolcott, D.M., Greene, G.W. (2000). Defining stage of change for lower-fat eating. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 100:674-679.
  • Greene, G.W., Wright, H.S., Scholl, T.O., & Karp, R.J. (1988). Postpartum weight change: How much of the weight gained in pregnancy will be lost after delivery? Obstetrics & Gynecology, 71:701-707.
  • Glynn, C., Greene, G., Winkler, M., Albina, J. (1999). Predictive vs. measured energy expenditure in critically ill obese patients. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 23:147-154.
  • Prochaska, JO, Velicer, WF, Rossi, JS, Redding, CA, Greene, GW, Rossi, SR, Sun, X, Fava, JL, Laforge, R, Plummer, BA. (2004). Multiple risk expert systems interventions: Impact of simultaneous stage-matched expert system interventions for smoking, high fat diet, and sun exposure in a population of parents. Health Psychology, 23, 503–516.
  • Ruggiero, L., Glasgow, R.E., Dryfoos, J.M., Rossi, J.S., Prochaska, J.O., Orleans, C. T., Prokhorov, A.V., Rossi, S.R., Greene, G.W., Reed, G.R., Kelly, K., Chobanian, L., Johnson, S. (1997). Diabetes self-management: Self-reported recommendations and patterns in a large population. Diabetes Care, 20:568-576.
  • Stallings, V.A., Shannon, B.M., Greene, G.W., Collins, S.E., Berman, M.K., Wellock, A.T., Cortner, J.A. (1995). Preliminary report of a home-based education program for dietary treatment of hypercholesterolemia in children. American Journal of Health Promotion, 8:106-108.
  • Greene, G., Rossi, S., Reed, G.R., Willey, C., Prochaska, J.O. (1994). Stages of change for dietary fat reduction to 30% of calories or less. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 94:1105-1110.
  • Laforge, R.G., Greene, G.W., Prochaska, J.O. (1994). Psycho-social factors influencing low fruit and vegetable consumption. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17:361-374.
  • Chan, C., Greene, G. (1994). Dietary compliance in young hemodialysis patients. Dialysis and Transplantation, 23:184-189.
  • Greene, G., & Strychar, I. (1992). Participation in a worksite cholesterol education program at a University. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 92:1376-1381.
  • Shannon, B., Greene, G., Stallings, V., Achterberg, C., Berman, J., Gregoire, J., Marecic, M., & Shallcross, L. (1991). A dietary education program for hypercholesterolemic children and their parents. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 91:208-212.
  • Greene, G.W., Rossi, S.R., Rossi, J.S., Velicer, W.F., Fava, J.S., Prochaska, J.O. (1999). Dietary applications of the stages of change model. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 99:673-678.
  • Prochaska, JO, Velicer, WF, Redding, CA, Rossi, JS, Greene, GW, Paiva, A, Robbins, M, Blissmer, B, Dye, G. (in press) Treatment, stage, severity, and effort effects predict long-term changes in multiple behaviors. Preventive Med.
  • Glynn, C, Greene G., Winkler, M., Albina, J. (1999) Predictive versus measured energy expenditure using limits-of-agreement analysis in hospitalized, obese patients. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 23:147-154.
  • Greene G., Rossi, S.R., Roosi, J.S., Velicer, W.F., Fava, J.L., Prochaska, J.O. (1999) Dietary applications of the Stages of Change Model. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 99:673-678.
  • Rossi, S.R., Greene G., Rossi, J.S., Plummer, B.A., Benisovich, S.V., Keller, S., Velicer, W.F., Redding, C.A., Prochaska, J.O., Pallonen, U.E., Meier, K.S. (2001). Validation of decisional balance and temptations measures for dietary fat reduction in a large school-based population of adolescents. Eating Behaviors, 2, 1-18.
  • Clark, P.G., Nigg, C.R., Greene G., Riebe, D., Saunders, S.D., Burbank, P., Dufresne, R., English, C., Garber, C., Lees, F., Luisi, A., Owens, N., Padula, C., Prochaska, J., Rossi, J., Rossi, S., Ruggiero, L., Stillwell, K., Fey-Yensan, N. (2002). The Study of Exercise and Nutrition in Older Rhode Islanders (SENIOR): Translating theory into research. Health Education Research. 17:552-561.
  • Horacek T, Greene G., Georgiou C, White, Ma J (2002). Comparison of Three Methods for Assessing Fruit, Vegetable, and Grain Stages of Change for Young Adults. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 17 (5):36-61.
  • Riebe D, Greene G., Ruggiero L, Stillwell K, Blissmer B, Nigg C, Caldwell M. (2003) Evaluation of a healthy-lifestyle approach to weight management. Preventive Medicine 36:45-54.
  • Greene G., Horacek, T., White, A., Ma, J. (2003). Use of a Diet Interview Method to Define Stages of Change in Young Adults for Fruit, Vegetable and Grain Intake. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 18 (1):35-44.
  • Vallis, M., Ruggiero, L., Greene, G., Jones, H., Zinnman, B., Rossi, R., Edwards, L., Rossi, J., Prochaska, L. (2003). Stages of change for healthy eating in diabetes: relationship to demographic, eating related, health care utilization and psychosocial factors. Diabetes Care, 26:1468-1474.
  • Greene, GW, Resnicow, K, Thompson, FE, Peterson, KE, Hurley, TG, Hebert, J, Toobert D, Williams, G, Elliot, D, Goldman-Sher, T, Domas, A, Midthune, D, Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis, M, Yaroch, AL, Nebeling, L. (in press) Correspondence of the NCI Fruit and Vegetable Screener to Repeat 24 Hour Recalls and Serum Carotenoids in Behavioral Intervention Trials. J. Nutr.
  • Greene, G.W., Fey-Yensan, N., Padula, C., Rossi, S., Rossi, J.S., Clark, P.G. (2004). Differences in psychosocial variables by stage of change for fruits and vegetables in older adults. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 104:1236-1243.
  • Esters, ON. Boeckner, LS, Hubert, M. Horacek, T, Kritsch, KR, Oakland, MJ, Lohse, B, Greene, G, Nitzke, S. (in press). Educator and participant perceptions and cost analysis of stage-tailored educational telephone calls. J. Nutr. Ed. and Behavior.
  • Greene, GW, Fey-Yensan, N, Padula, C, Rossi, SR, Rossi, JS, Clark, P. (in press) Change in Fruit and Vegetable Intake over 24 Months in Older Adults: Results of the SENIOR Project Intervention. The Gerontologist.
  • Nitzke S, Kritsch K. Boeckner L, Greene G, Hoerr S, Horacek T, Kattelmann K, Lohse B, Oakland MJ, Phillips B, White A. A stage-tailored multi-modal intervention increases fruit and vegetable intakes of low-income young adults. American Journal of Health Promotion 2007;22:6-14.
  • Greene, GW, Nebeling, LC, Greaney, ML, Lindsay, AC, Hardwick, CK, Toobert, DJ, Resnicow, K, Williams, GC, Elliot, DL, Goodman-Sher, T, McGregor, HA, Domas, A, DeFrancesco, CA, Peterson, KE (2007). A qualitative study of a nutrition working group. Health Promotion Practice 8 (3): 299-306.
  • Anderson, W, Greene, GW, Forse, RA, Apovan, CM, Istfan, NW. (2007) Differences between African Americans and Whites following gastric bypass surgery. Obesity 15:1455-1463.
  • Mulligan, JE, Greene, GW, Caldwell, M (2007). Sources of folate and serum folate levels in the elderly. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 107:495-499.
  • Greaney Greaney ML, Lees, FD, Greene, GW, Clark, PG. (2004) What older adults find useful for maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits. Journal of Nutrition and the Elderly. 24:19-35.
  • Greene G., Rossi, S. R. (1998) Stages of change for dietary fat reduction over 18 months. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 98:529-534.
  • Vallis, M., Ruggiero, L, Greene, G., Jones, H., Zinnman, B., Rossi, R., Edwards, L., Rossi, J., Prochaska, L. (2003). Stages of change for healthy eating in diabetes: Relationships to Dejographic, eating related, health care utilization and psychosocial factors. Diabetes Care. 26:00-00
 
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