Traci Craig Green, PhD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Traci Green
(617) 414-5976


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 Medicine


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


  • 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 1/31/2017

    Green TC, Potter N, Bratberg J. Detecting naloxone prejudices in the pharmacy setting. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2017 Mar - Apr; 57(2S):S10-S11. PMID: 28159504.

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  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Green TC, Gilbert M. Counterfeit Medications and Fentanyl. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Oct 01; 176(10):1555-1557. PMID: 27533891.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Lim JK, Bratberg JP, Davis CS, Green TC, Walley AY. Prescribe to Prevent: Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue Kits for Prescribers and Pharmacists. J Addict Med. 2016 Sep-Oct; 10(5):300-8. PMID: 27261669.

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  • Published on 12/1/2014

    Yokell MA, Delgado MK, Zaller ND, Wang NE, McGowan SK, Green TC. Presentation of prescription and nonprescription opioid overdoses to US emergency departments. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 174(12):2034-7. PMID: 25347221.

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  • Published on 6/10/2013

    Zaller ND, Yokell MA, Green TC, Gaggin J, Case P. The feasibility of pharmacy-based naloxone distribution interventions: a qualitative study with injection drug users and pharmacy staff in Rhode Island. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Jun; 48(8):590-9. PMID: 23750660.

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  • Published on 6/28/2008

    Franko DL, Cousineau TM, Trant M, Green TC, Rancourt D, Thompson D, Ainscough J, Mintz LB, Ciccazzo M. Motivation, self-efficacy, physical activity and nutrition in college students: randomized controlled trial of an internet-based education program. Prev Med. 2008 Oct; 47(4):369-77. PMID: 18639581.

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  • Published on 11/1/2005

    Franko DL, Mintz LB, Villapiano M, Green TC, Mainelli D, Folensbee L, Butler SF, Davidson MM, Hamilton E, Little D, Kearns M, Budman SH. Food, mood, and attitude: reducing risk for eating disorders in college women. Health Psychol. 2005 Nov; 24(6):567-78. PMID: 16287402.

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