Jeffrey M. Greeson, PhD


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Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department / Division:
Psychiatry / Behavioral Medicine
DUMC Box 102904
3475 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705
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  • PhD, University of Miami (Florida), 2006
  • Medical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, 2005-2006
  • Health Psychology, Duke Integrative Medicine, 2006-2008
Other Training:
  • MS, Biomedical Chemistry, Thomas Jefferson University (Pennsylvania), 2001
Clinical Interests:
Stress-related health conditions (high blood pressure, chronic pain, obesity, depression, anxiety, insomnia); integration of meditation and hypnosis with cognitive-behavioral therapy
Research Interests:
- Biological mechanisms linking emotion, stress and health (psychoneuroimmunology)
- Effects of mindfulness meditation on stress reduction, sleep quality, and cardiovascular risk profile
- Integrative medicine clinical outcomes research
- Advanced statistical modeling (e.g., SEM, HLM)
Representative Publications:
  • Paul, NA; Stanton, SJ; Greeson, JM; Smoski, MJ; Wang, L. Psychological and neural mechanisms of trait mindfulness in reducing depression vulnerability. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 2013;8:56-64.  Abstract
  • Froeliger, B; Garland, EL; Kozink, RV; Modlin, LA; Chen, NK; McClernon, FJ; Greeson, JM; Sobin, P. Meditation-State Functional Connectivity (msFC): Strengthening of the Dorsal Attention Network and Beyond. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012;2012:680407.  Abstract
  • Caldwell, K; Emery, L; Harrison, M; Greeson, J. Changes in mindfulness, well-being, and sleep quality in college students through taijiquan courses: a cohort control study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2011;17:931-938.  Abstract
  • Feldman, G; Greeson, J; Renna, M; Robbins-Monteith, K. Mindfulness predicts less texting while driving among young adults: Examining attention- and emotion-regulation motives as potential mediators. Personality and Individual Differences. 2011;51:856-861.  Abstract
  • Greeson, JM; Webber, DM; Smoski, MJ; Brantley, JG; Ekblad, AG; Suarez, EC; Wolever, RQ. Changes in spirituality partly explain health-related quality of life outcomes after Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2011;34:508-518.  Abstract
  • Wolever, RQ; Webber, DM; Meunier, JP; Greeson, JM; Lausier, ER; Gaudet, TW. Modifiable disease risk, readiness to change, and psychosocial functioning improve with integrative medicine immersion model. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2011;17:38-47.  Abstract
  • Caldwell, K; Harrison, M; Adams, M; Quin, RH; Greeson, J. Developing mindfulness in college students through movement-based courses: effects on self-regulatory self-efficacy, mood, stress, and sleep quality. Journal of American College Health. 2010;58:433-442.  Abstract
  • Feldman, G; Greeson, J; Senville, J. Differential effects of mindful breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and loving-kindness meditation on decentering and negative reactions to repetitive thoughts. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2010;48:1002-1011.  Abstract
  • Rosenzweig, S; Greeson, JM; Reibel, DK; Green, JS; Jasser, SA; Beasley, D. Mindfulness-based stress reduction for chronic pain conditions: variation in treatment outcomes and role of home meditation practice. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2010;68:29-36.  Abstract
  • Greeson, JM. Mindfulness Research Update: 2008. Complementary Health Practice Review. 2009;14:10-18.  Abstract
  • Greeson, JM; Lewis, JG; Achanzar, K; Zimmerman, E; Young, KH; Suarez, EC. Stress-induced changes in the expression of monocytic beta2-integrins: the impact of arousal of negative affect and adrenergic responses to the Anger Recall Interview. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2009;23:251-256.  Abstract
  • Brainard, GC; Sliney, D; Hanifin, JP; Glickman, G; Byrne, B; Greeson, JM; Jasser, S; Gerner, E; Rollag, MD. Sensitivity of the human circadian system to short-wavelength (420-nm) light. Journal of Biological Rhythms. 2008;23:379-386.  Abstract
  • Greeson, JM; Hurwitz, BE; Llabre, MM; Schneiderman, N; Penedo, FJ; Klimas, NG. Psychological distress, killer lymphocytes and disease severity in HIV/AIDS. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2008;22:901-911.  Abstract
  • Greeson, JM; Rosenzweig, S; Halbert, SC; Cantor, IS; Keener, MT; Brainard, GC. Integrative medicine research at an academic medical center: patient characteristics and health-related quality-of-life outcomes. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2008;14:763-767.  Abstract
  • Hurwitz, BE; Klaus, JR; Llabre, MM; Gonzalez, A; Lawrence, PJ; Maher, KJ; Greeson, JM; Baum, MK; Shor-Posner, G; Skyler, JS; Schneiderman, N. Suppression of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 viral load with selenium supplementation: a randomized controlled trial. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2007;167:148-154.  Abstract
  • Rosenzweig, S; Reibel, DK; Greeson, JM; Edman, JS; Jasser, SA; McMearty, KD; Goldstein, BJ. Mindfulness-based stress reduction is associated with improved glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2007;13:36-38.  Abstract
  • Hurwitz, BE; Klimas, NG; Llabre, MM; Maher, KJ; Skyler, JS; Bilsker, MS; McPherson-Baker, S; Lawrence, PJ; Laperriere, AR; Greeson, JM; Klaus, JR; Lawrence, R; Schneiderman, N. HIV, metabolic syndrome X, inflammation, oxidative stress, and coronary heart disease risk : role of protease inhibitor exposure. Cardiovascular Toxicology. 2004;4:303-316.  Abstract
  • Rosenzweig, S; Reibel, DK; Greeson, JM; Brainard, GC; Hojat, M. Mindfulness-based stress reduction lowers psychological distress in medical students. Teaching and Learning in Medicine: an international journal. 2003;15:88-92.  Abstract
  • Brainard, GC; Hanifin, JP; Greeson, JM; Byrne, B; Glickman, G; Gerner, E; Rollag, MD. Action spectrum for melatonin regulation in humans: evidence for a novel circadian photoreceptor. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2001;21:6405-6412.  Abstract
  • Brainard, GC; Hanifin, JP; Rollag, MD; Greeson, J; Byrne, B; Glickman, G; Gerner, E; Sanford, B. Human melatonin regulation is not mediated by the three cone photopic visual system. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2001;86:433-436.  Abstract
  • Greeson, JM; Sanford, B; Monti, DA. St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum): a review of the current pharmacological, toxicological, and clinical literature. Psychopharmacology. 2001;153:402-414.  Abstract
  • Reibel, DK; Greeson, JM; Brainard, GC; Rosenzweig, S. Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health-related quality of life in a heterogeneous patient population. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2001;23:183-192.  Abstract
  • Field, HL; Monti, DA; Greeson, JM; Kunkel, EJ. St. John's Wort. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 2000;30:203-219.  Abstract
  • Monti, DA; Sinnott, J; Marchese, M; Kunkel, EJ; Greeson, JM. Muscle test comparisons of congruent and incongruent self-referential statements. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 1999;88:1019-1028.  Abstract