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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

  • Phone: 617-643-2143
Departments
Department of Psychiatry

Specialties

  • Cancer Center
  • Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

Biography

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.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed


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

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

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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