Sharon Green

PhD Student

Mailman School of Public Health


Sharon Green is a Sociology-track PhD student in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health. She currently directs research on gun policy and harm reduction approaches to tobacco control, two projects within the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health. Previously, her research examined the community health toll of mass incarceration. She co-founded and served as president of the Association for Justice and Health (AJAH), where she led advocacy efforts to assess and address the health impacts of the US criminal justice system on individuals, families, and communities. Simultaneously, she led an HIV/STI prevention program for adolescents in the juvenile justice system and their families through the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at the NYS Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University. She has also worked as an HIV screening and counseling program coordinator at the Johns Hopkins Emergency Department in East Baltimore, volunteered at syringe exchange programs in New York City, and worked as a middle school science teacher in rural Ghana. Sharon holds an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences and Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Columbia University and a BA in Public Health Studies from the Johns Hopkins University.
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