Health Studies

Independence Square II, 25 Independence Way, Kingston, RI 02881

mgreaney@uri.edu

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Dr. Molly Greaney

  • Associate Professor, Program Director
  • Independence Square, Rm 222
  • Phone: 401.874.7499
  • Email: mgreaney@uri.edu

Research

Dr. Greaney’s research program aims to: 1) identify personal, social, and environmental factors associated with physical activity and other healthful behaviors; and 2) identify sociodemographic, behavioral, and health-related factors associated with intervention engagement. Dr. Greaney’s future research efforts are focused on promoting physical activity, healthful eating and other healthful behaviors using participatory research methods and ecological models.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rhode Island
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • M.P.H., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
  • A.B., Mount Holyoke College

Publications

SELECTED FROM OVER 60 PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Greaney, M. L., Askew, S., Foley. P. B. Wallington, S. F. & Bennett, G. G. Linking patients with community resources: Use of a free YMCA membership among low-income Black women. Translational Behavioral Medicine. [In press].

Lindsay, A. C., Greaney, M. L., Wallington. S. F., Sands, F.D., Wright, J. A., & Salkeld. J. Latino parents’ perceptions of the eating and physical activity experiences of their preschoolers at home and at family child care homes: A qualitative study. Public Health Nutrition (PHN) Journal, Aug 19:1-11.

Ruddy, K. J., Greaney, M. L., Sprunck-Harrild, K, Meyer, M. E. Emmons, K. M.; & Partridge, A. H. (2015) A qualitative exploration of supports and unmet needs of diverse young women with breast cancer. J Community Support Oncol, 13(9):323-9.

Wolin, K. Y., Steinberg, D. M., Lane, I. B., Askew, S., Greaney, M. L., Colditz, G. A., & Bennett, G.G. (2015). Engagement with eHealth self-monitoring in a primary care-based weight management intervention. PLoS One,10(10), e0140455.

Greaney, M. L., Hardwick, C. K., Spadano-Gasbarro, J. L., Megzgebu, S., Horan, C., Schlotterbeck, S., Austin, S. B. & Peterson, K. E. (2015). Implementing a multi-component school-based obesity prevention Intervention: a qualitative study. JNEB, 46 (6), 576-582.

Greaney, M. L., Puleo, E., Sprunck-Harrild, K., Syngal, S., Gonzalez-Suarez, E., & Emmons, K. M. (2014) Changes in colorectal cancer screening intention among people aged 18-49 in the United States. BMC Public Health, 14:901. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-901.

Greaney, M. L., De Jesus, M, Sprunck-Harrild, K., Tellez, T, Bastani, R, Battaglia, T. A. Michaelson, J. S., & Emmons, K. M. (2014). Designing audience-centered interactive voice response messages to promote cancer screenings among low-Income Latinas. Prev Chronic Dis. 13(11):E40. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130213.

Emmons, K. M., Puleo, E., Greaney, M. L., Gillman, M. W., Bennett, G. G., Haines J., Sprunck-Harrild, K., & Viswanath, V. (2014). A randomized comparative effectiveness study of Healthy Directions 2- a multiple risk behavior intervention for primary care. Prev Med. pii: S0091-7435(14)00105-4

Greaney, M. L., Puleo, E., Sprunck-Harrild, K., Bennett. G. G., Haines, J., Viswanath, K. V., & Emmons, K. M. (2014). Factors associated with choice of intervention modality in the Healthy Directions 2 study. Health Educ Behav, 41(1), 52-62.

 

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