Traci Craig Green, PhD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Traci Green


Dr. Green is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on drug abuse, addiction, and injury. Specifically, the areas in which she is most interested and to which she has contributed include the intersecting worlds of HIV infection and drug abuse, non-medical use of prescription drugs, corrections health, drug policy, and opioid overdose prevention and intervention. She earned a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University and a PhD in Epidemiology from Yale University where she was both a Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS pre-doctoral fellow and an individual Kirschstein-National Research Services Award pre-doctoral fellow. She helped design the ASI-MV®, a real-time illicit and prescription drug abuse surveillance system developed by Inflexxion, Inc., and has actively sought to test its applicability and validity. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston University where she is Deputy Director of the Boston Medical Center Injury Prevention Center. She also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Green helped co-found and chairs the Rhode Island Drug Overdose Prevention and Rescue Coalition for the Rhode Island Department of Health. Her research is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Tufts/Lifespan/Brown Center for AIDS Research, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Yale University, PhD
  • McGill University, MSc
  • Tufts University, BA


  • Published on 3/1/2018

    Carroll JJ, Rich JD, Green TC. Reducing Collateral Damage in Responses to the Opioid Crisis. Am J Public Health. 2018 Mar; 108(3):349-350. PMID: 29412724.

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  • Published on 12/7/2017

    Bouvier BA, Waye KM, Elston B, Hadland SE, Green TC, Marshall BDL. Prevalence and correlates of benzodiazepine use and misuse among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 02 01; 183:73-77. PMID: 29241103.

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  • Published on 10/25/2017

    Soipe AI, Taylor LE, Abioye AI, Green TC, Hadland SE, Marshall BDL. Prevalence of Hepatitis C Screening, Testing, and Care Experience Among Young Adults Who Use Prescription Opioids Nonmedically. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Jan; 62(1):114-117. PMID: 29102250.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Donovan E, Ranney ML, Patry EJ, McKenzie M, Baird J, Green TC. Beliefs About a Complementary and Alternative Therapy-Based Chronic Pain Management Program for a Medicaid Population. Pain Med. 2017 Sep 01; 18(9):1805-1816. PMID: 28398544.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/18/2017

    Liebling EJ, Green TC, Hadland SE, Marshall BDL. Injection drug use and overdose among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically. Addict Behav. 2018 Jan; 76:20-26. PMID: 28735037.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Evans TI, Liebling EJ, Green TC, Hadland SE, Clark MA, Marshall BDL. Associations Between Physical Pain, Pain Management, and Frequency of Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use Among Young Adults: A Sex-specific Analysis. J Addict Med. 2017 Jul/Aug; 11(4):266-272. PMID: 28514234.

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  • Published on 6/13/2017

    Baird J, Faul M, Green TC, Howland J, Adams CA, George A, Mello MJ. A retrospective review of unintentional opioid overdose risk and mitigating factors among acutely injured trauma patients. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Sep 01; 178:130-135. PMID: 28647680.

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  • Published on 6/7/2017

    Marshall BDL, Krieger MS, Yedinak JL, Ogera P, Banerjee P, Alexander-Scott NE, Rich JD, Green TC. Epidemiology of fentanyl-involved drug overdose deaths: A geospatial retrospective study in Rhode Island, USA. Int J Drug Policy. 2017 08; 46:130-135. PMID: 28601512.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    Davis C, Green T, Beletsky L. Action, Not Rhetoric, Needed to Reverse the Opioid Overdose Epidemic. J Law Med Ethics. 2017 Mar; 45(1_suppl):20-23. PMID: 28661292.

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  • Published on 2/1/2017

    Donovan E, Ranney ML, Reid AM, Baird J, Green TC. Chronic Pain in the Emergency Department. R I Med J (2013). 2017 Feb 01; 100(2):25-29. PMID: 28146596.

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