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Geoffrey W. Greene, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N
Professor of Nutrition & Food Sciences, URI
Director of the Dietetic Internship, URI

Curriculum Vitae


Research Publications

Greene, G. W., Fey-Yensan, N., Padula, C., Rossi, S. R., Rossi, J. S., Clark, P. (in press)  Change in Fruit and Vegetable Intake over 24 Months in Older Adults: Results of the SENIOR Project Intervention.  The Gerontologist.

Anderson, W, Greene, G. W., Forse, RA, Apovan, CM, Istfan, NW.  (in press)  Differences between African Americans and Whites following gastric bypass surgery.  Obesity.

Nitzke, S,  Kritsch, K, Boeckner, L, Greene, G., Hoerr, S, Horacek, T, Kattelmann, K, Lohse, B, Oakland, MJ, Phillips, B, White, A.  (in press)  A stage-tailored multi-modal intervention increases fruit and vegetable intakes of low income young adults.  Am J Health Promotion.

Greene, G. W., Linda Nebeling, L, Greaney, ML, Lindsay, AC, Hardwick, C, Toobert, D, Resnicow, K, Williams, G, Elliot, D, Sher, TG, McGregor, HA, Domas, A, DeFrancesco, C, Peterson, KE (in press).  A qualitative study of a nutrition working group.  Health Promotion Practice.

Meier, KS, Rossi, JS, Redding, CA, Prochaska, JO, Pallonen, UE, Velicer, WF, Greene, G. W., Rossi, SR, Krebs, PM, Plummer, BA. (in press)  Teens and technology: Using tailored multimedia programs for population-based cancer prevention in high schools. Health Promotion Practice.

Mulligan, JE, Greene, G. W., Caldwell, M (2007).  Sources of folate and serum folate levels in the elderly.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 107:495-499.

Blissmer, B, Riebe, D, Dye G, Ruggiero, L, Greene, G., Caldwell, M (2006)Health-related quality of life following a clinical weight loss intervention among overweight and obese adults: Intervention and 24 month follow-up effects. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes,4:43 :

Clark, P. G., Rossi, J. S., Greaney, M. L., Riebe, D., Greene, G., Saunders, S. D., Lees, F., Nigg, C. R. (2005). Intervening on exercise and nutrition in older adults: The Rhode Island SENIOR Project. Journal of Aging and Health, 17:753-778.

Prochaska, JO, Velicer, WF, Redding, C, Rossi, JS, Goldstein, M, DePue, J, Greene, G. W., Rossi, SR, Sun, X, Fava, JL Laforge, R, Rakowski, W, Plummer, BA (2005). Stage-based expert systems to guide a population of primary care patients to quit smoking, eat healthier, prevent skin cancer, and receive regular mamograms. Preventive Medicine, 41:406-416.

Riebe D, Blissmer B, Greene G. W., Caldwell M, Ruggiero L, Stillwell KM, Nigg CR. (2005). Long-term maintenance of exercise and healthy eating behaviors in overweight adults.  Preventive Medicine, 40:769-778.

Nitzke S, Kritsch K, Lohse B, Horacek T, White A, Greene G.  (2004)  Extension and research professionals join forces to address a critical nutrition issue.  Journal of Extension.  42 (5) :

Greaney ML, Lees, FD, Greene, G. W., Clark, PG.  (2004)  What older adults find useful for maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits.  Journal of Nutrition and the Elderly.  24:19-35.

Prochaska, JO, Velicer, WF, Rossi, JS, Redding, CA, Greene, G. W., 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.

Belhumeur R, Greene G., Riebe D, Caldwell M, Ruggiero L, Stillwell K.  (2004).  Fatty acid intake and serum lipids in overweight and obese adults: Short-term effects of fat reduction, exercise, and weight loss.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition.  19:255-264.

Greene, G. W., Fey-Yensan, N, Padula, C, Rossi, S, Rossi, JS, Clark, PG (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.

Padula, CA, Rossi, S, Nigg, C, Lees, F, Fey-Yensan, N, Greene, G., Clark, P (2003)  Using Focus Groups for Instrument Development: Application of the Transtheoretical  Model to Fruit and Vegetable Behaviors of Older Adults.  Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly. 22:13-33.

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 Demographic, eating related, health care utilization and psychosocial factors.  Diabetes Care.  26:1468-1474.

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):32-41.

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, White A, Betts N, Hoerr S, Georgiou C, Nitzke S, Ma J, Greene G. (2002)  Self-efficacy, perceived benefits and weight satisfaction discriminate among Stages of Change for fruit and vegetable intake for young men and women.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association.  102:1466-1470.

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.

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.

Jones, H., Ruggiero, L., Edwards, L., Vallis, T.M., Rossi, S., Rossi, J.S., Greene, G., Kelly, K., Prochaska, J.O., & Zinman, B. (2001). Diabetes Stages of Change (DiSC): Evaluation methodology for a new approach to diabetes management. Canadian Journal of Diabetes Care, 25, 97–107.

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, DM, Greene, G. W..  (2000)  Defining stage of change for lower-fat eating.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association.  100:674-679.          

Greene, G.W., 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.

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.

Redding, C.A., Prochaska, J.O., Pallonen, U.E., Rossi, J.S., Velicer, W.F., Greene, G.W., Meier, K., Evers, K., Plummer, B., Maddock, J. (1999).  Transtheoretical individulized multimedia expert systems targeting adolescents’ health behaviors. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 6:144-153.

AbuSabha, R., Greene, G.  (1998)  Body weight, body composition, and energy intake changes in breastfeeding mothers.  Journal of  Human Lactation, 14(2):119-124.

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.

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.

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.

Greene, G.W., Rossi, S.R., 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.

Chan, C., Greene, G.  (1994)  Dietary compliance among young hemodialysis patients.  Dialysis and Transplantation, 23:184-189.

Greene, G.W., Rossi, S.R., Reed, G.R.  (1993)  The effect of feedback on dietary intent to reduce fat.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 9:20-28.

Stallings, V.A., Shannon, B.M., Greene, G.W., Collins, S.E., Berman, M.K., Wellock, A.T., Cortner, J.A.  (1993)  Preliminary report of a home-based educational program for hypercholesterolemic children and their parents.  American Journal of Health Promotion, 8:106-108.

Greene, G.W., Strychar, I.  (1992)  Participation in a worksite cholesterol education program at a university.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 92(11):1376-1381.

Greene, G., Smiciklas-Wright, H.  (1991)  A comparison of four standards of assessing relative weight in young women.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 6(3):50-54.

Shannon, B., Greene, G., Stallings, V., Achterberg, C., Berman, M., Gregoire, J., Marecic, M., Shallcross, L.  (1991)  A dietary education program for hypercholesterolemic children and their parents.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 91 (2):208-212.

Gates, G., Kris-Etherton, P.M., Greene, G.  (1990)  Development of a patient management problem in clinical dietetics.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 90(10):1391-1397.

Preston, D.B., Greene, G., Irwin, P.  (1990)  An assessment of college health nursing practice:  A wellness perspective.  Journal of Community Health Nursing 7(2):98-104.

Greene, G.W., Achterberg, C., Crumbach, J., Soper, J.  (1990)  Dietary intake and dieting practices of bulimic and nonbulimic college students.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association 90(4):576-578.

Greene, G.W., Yesensoki, J.  (1990)  Preparing nutrition counselors:  Training considerations for dietetic students in a counseling practicum.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association 90(2):274-276.  

Greene, G.W., Hamilton, S.  (1990)  Changes in dietary patterns among bulimic women during treatment.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition 5(1):47-56.  

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. 

Karp, R., Greene, G., Fitzharris, J., Greene, B.  (1984)  Vitamin A:  A model for micronutrient use and abuse.  Journal of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons 83(9):12-15.  

Karp, R., Snyder, E., Fairworth, J., Nelson, M., Solomano, G., Acker, W., Greene, G.  (1984)  Parental behavior and the availability of foods among undernourished inner-city children.  Journal of Family Practice, 18:731-735. 

Scholl, T., Decker, E., Karp, R., Greene, G., de Sales, M.  (1984)  Early adolescent pregnancy:  A comparative study of pregnancy outcome in young adolescents and mature women.  Journal of Adolescent Health Care, 5:167-171.

Karp, R., Greene, G.  (1983)  The effect of rising food costs on the occurrence of malnutrition among the poor in the United States.  Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 59:721-727.  

Greene, G.  (1981)  Behavior modification for adult onset diabetics.  The Diabetes Educator 7(1):11-15 & 27.


Extension and Trade Publications

Park A, NC219 Regional Research Team. (2004). Fruit & Vegetable Express Bites.  Interactive, stage-based website for increasing fruit and vegetable intakes with target audience of young adults. The F&V Express Bites Web site is now listed in the Food Stamp Nutrition Connection's data base of reviewed/recommended materials at:

Novembrino D, Greene G., Anderson B, Betts N, Boeckner L, Coleman G, Dayton S, Hedstrom N, Hoerr S, Horaceck T, Georgiou G, Johnson G, Kattlemen K, Kritsch K, Knous B, Nitzke S, Oakland MJ, Phillips B, Ruud J, Schuster E, Sebelia L, Shafer K, Stotts J, White A. (2003).  The F & V Connection to feeling good and looking hot. University of Rhode Island, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, USDA-CSREES, 2003.  The F&V Connection magazine is now listed at:

NC219 Regional Research Team. (2002).   F&V Connection Fruit and Vegetable Newsletters

Greene, G.  Child malnutrition in the U.S.:  Challenges for community nutrition programs.  Nutrition Letter 4(2):1, 1986.

Karp, R., Scholl, T., & Greene G.  Economic, cultural and social pressures to malnutrition among urban children in the United States.  Public Health Currents 25(3):11, 1985.


Book Chapters

Greene, G. and Redding, C.  Behavioral Theory-Based Research.  In E. Monsen (Ed.)  Research Successful Approaches 3rd Ed.  American Dietetic Association, Chicago IL, (in press).

Greene, G. and Blake, A.  Behavioral Theory-Based Research.  In E. Monsen (Ed.)  Research Successful Approaches 2nd Ed.  American Dietetic Association, Chicago IL, 2004.