Eric P. Green
About Me: I have a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology and a MA in International Studies from the University of South Carolina. Once upon a time I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology at Bucknell University. Now I work in the field of global health specializing in health and technology, and I teach at Duke University.
Global Mental Health
My research and practice interests cut across these three main areas. As a psychologist working primarily in low-income countries, I'm focused on the massive and growing burden of mental disorders, particularly among young people, pregnant women, and new mothers. A fundamental challenge facing the field today is how to help the millions trying to access care in places where there might only be 1 mental health professional for every 100,000 people.
Health and Technology
As I see it, this is were technology can make an impact. Delivering services, supervising distributed and remote workforces, supporting lower skilled providers that are filling the shoes of professionals, etc. The potential is endless. This is true across many health sectors, not just mental health, and in my current work I'm studying how technology can improve access and outcomes for maternal, child, and reproductive health.
Research Design & Methods
My research efforts span the continuum from formative human-centered design that relies on largely qualitative approaches to develop new ideas to large scale impact evaluations that test these ideas real world settings. This experience working across the spectrum has shaped how I teach students research design and methods, hopefully for the better.
Designs and Methods e-Book
About the Book: Malaria kills more than 500,000 people each year. Mostly African kids. The worst part is that malaria is preventable and treatable. Insecticide treated bednets prevent transmission, but coverage and use is too low in many places. Should nets be given away for free or subsidized? Is this even sustainable? These are critical questions for scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and donors. Researchers are working hard to get solid answers, and this book will introduce you to their methods.
Here are my current and former students. Want to work with us?