Madelyne Z. Greene, PhD, RN

Credentials: Assistant Professor


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Madelyne Z. Greene received her PhD in Nursing Science in 2017 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from Georgetown University. Dr. Greene’s research focuses on the healthcare system and provider-level drivers of sexual and reproductive health disparities. She has investigated outcomes such as access to preventive sexual health screening, contraceptive use, and severe maternal morbidities. Her work investigates disparities across sexual orientation, racial/ethnic identity, and geography, and is grounded in the socioecological model and intersectionality theories, which explain health outcomes within structural and sociopolitical contexts. Dr. Greene employs these theories to investigate the role of health systems and providers in driving disparities in maternal and other reproductive health outcomes and their potential to address or narrow existing disparities. She is also particularly interested in developing and testing strategies to improve the effectiveness of reproductive health care for vulnerable women and to improve their experiences in health care.