Sharon Greene, PhD, MPH

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
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As the Epidemiology and Analysis Team Lead at the Bureau of Communicable Disease of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene since 2012, Dr. Sharon Greene oversees spatio-temporal cluster detection and other analyses for more than 70 reportable diseases. She also serves as the lead epidemiologic consultant at the bureau, providing scientific consultation for staff and fellows embarking on projects or analyses, and reviewing abstracts and manuscripts prior to submission to scientific meetings or for publication.

Previously, Dr. Greene was an epidemiologist for five years at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, focusing on near real-time vaccine safety surveillance, the use of space-time scan statistics in syndromic surveillance, and trends in the usage of antibiotic and antiviral medications.

After earning her PhD in epidemiologic science, she served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MPH, 2002 University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • PhD, 2005 University of Michigan School of Public Health

Honors & Awards

NYC Hayes Innovation Prize, 2022

Lead-authored article (doi: 10.3201/eid2210.160097) won first prize in scientific achievement, International Society for Disease Surveillance biosurveillance awards, 2018

Lead-authored abstract ( won Presidential Priorities Award for advancing use of informatics to improve health outcomes, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, 2018

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Chicago


Selected Publications

Greene SK, Tabaei BP, Culp GM, Levin-Rector A, Kishore N, Baumgartner J. Effects of return-to-office, public schools reopening, and vaccination mandates on COVID-19 cases among municipal employee residents of New York City. J Occup Environ Med. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002776. 2022.

Levin-Rector A, Firestein L, McGibbon E, Sell J, Lim S, Lee EH, Weiss D, Geevarughese A, Zucker JR, Greene SK. Reduced odds of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection after vaccination among New York City Adults, July-November 2021. Clin Infect Dis. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac380, 2022.

Greene SK, Levin-Rector A, McGibbon E, Baumgartner J, Devinney K, Ternier A, Sell J, Kahn R, Kishore N. Reduced COVID-19 hospitalizations among New York City residents following age-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine eligibility: evidence from a regression discontinuity design. Vaccine: X. 100134, 2021.

Greene SK, McGough SF, Culp GM, Graf LE, Lipsitch M, Menzies NA, Kahn R. Nowcasting for real-time COVID-19 tracking in New York City: An evaluation using reportable disease data from early in the pandemic. JMIR Public Health Surveill;7(1):e25538, 2021. DOI: 10.2196/25538. PMID: 33406053.

Latash J, Greene SK, Stavinsky F, Li S, McConnell JA, Novak J, Rozza T, Wu J, Omoregie E, Li L, Peterson ER, Gutelius B, Reddy V. Salmonellosis outbreak detected by automated spatiotemporal analysis - New York City, May-June 2019. MMWR: 69:815-819, 2020.

Greene SK, Andrews EM, Evans Lloyd P, Baumgartner J, Peterson ER. Detecting drop-offs in electronic laboratory reporting for communicable diseases in New York City. J Public Health Manag Pract. 26(6):570-580, 2020.

Greene SK, Peterson ER, Kapell D, Fine AD, Kulldorff M. Daily reportable disease spatiotemporal cluster detection, New York City, New York, USA, 2014-2015. Emerg Infect Dis: 22:1808-1812, 2016.

Greene SK, Levin-Rector A, Hadler JL, Fine AD. Disparities in reportable communicable disease incidence by census tract-level poverty, New York City, 2006-2013. Am J Public Health: 105:e27-34, 2015.

Greene SK, Kulldorff M, Lewis EM, Li R, Yin R, Weintraub ES, Fireman BH, Lieu TA, Nordin JD, Glanz JM, Baxter R, Jacobsen SJ, Broder KR, Lee GM. Near real-time surveillance for influenza vaccine safety: Proof-of-concept in the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project. American Journal of Epidemiology: 171:177-188, 2010.

Greene SK, Daly ER, Talbot EA, Demma LJ, Holzbauer S, Patel NJ, Hill TA, Walderhaug MO, Hoekstra RM, Lynch MF, Painter JA. Recurrent multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport associated with tomatoes from contaminated fields, 2005. Epidemiology and Infection: 136:157-165, 2008.

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