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Joseph Andrew Greer, PhD

  • Clinical Director of Psychology and Research Scientist in the Center for Psychiatric Oncology & Behavioral Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology


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Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

  • Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences
Medical Education
  • PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
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Dr. Joseph Greer is the Clinical Director of Psychology and a research scientist in the Center for Psychiatric Oncology & Behavioral Sciences at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Dr. Greer received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2003 and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Greer's clinical work focuses on the delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapy to help patients and their families cope with cancer. In addition, he collaborates with a multidisciplinary research team of oncologists, nurses, palliative care physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists to develop and test supportive care interventions aimed at improving quality of life, mood, and quality of care for patients with cancer. As the principal and co-investigator on a variety of federally and privately-funded projects, Dr. Greer is studying the application of cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat anxiety in patients with metastatic cancer; the development of a mobile application to help patients with cancer cope with symptoms and adhere to their prescribed oral chemotherapy regimens; and the benefits of early palliative care integrated with standard oncology care. Dr. Greer has published over 60 professional papers, reviews, chapters, and commentaries. He also provides clinical supervision and mentorship for clinical psychology trainees.

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

See Pub Med Link for Completed List of Published Work in My Bibliography

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Psychiatry Department
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-2143
Fax: 617-726-7541
Psychiatry Outpatient Referral Service
60 Staniford Street
Boston MA, 02114-2523
Phone: 617-724-7792
Fax: 617-724-2801

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