National Cancer Institute
Paige Green

Paige Green, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.B.M.R.

Chief, BBPSB
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)

Research Area: Stress-mediated effects on cancer biology; Stress measurement and methodology; Psychoneuroimmunology

Paige A. Green, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.B.M.R., is chief of the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch in the Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Green has cultivated a biobehavioral research portfolio that focuses on elucidating biological mechanisms of psychosocial effects on health and disease. Dr. Green received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Her doctoral training included an emphasis on behavioral medicine and psychophysiology within the context of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Green completed her clinical psychology internship, with specialization in health psychology, at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium and postdoctoral fellowships at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Howard University Cancer Center. In 2005, she received a Master of Public Health degree from Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She is an elected fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, a member and past leader of the American Psychosomatic Society, and program chair of the NCI Network on Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer.

Dr. Green is a 2010 graduate of the NCI Senior Executive Enrichment & Development Leadership Program. She has received National Institutes of Health (NIH) Awards of Merit for outstanding coordination, leadership and dedication to the NIH Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (2012) and for exceptional leadership of research advances in basic behavioral science at the NCI and NIH (2013). Dr. Green received the 2015 NIH Director's Award for exemplary performance while demonstrating significant leadership, skill, and ability in serving as a mentor, and she received the 2015 NCI Knowledge Management Program Exceptional Mentor Award. In 2015 Dr. Green was selected as one of five other federal servants to receive the 2015 Meritorious Research Service Commendation from the American Psychological Association Board of Scientific Affairs in recognition of her outstanding contributions to psychological science at the NCI.

Current and past BRP mentees include Kristin Litzelman, Donna Hopkins and Mary O'Connell.

Selected Publications and Presentations

McDonald, P.G., O'Connell, M., & Lutgendorf, S. Psychoneuroimmunology and cancer: a decade of discovery, paradigm shifts, and methodological innovations. Brain Behav Immun 2013 March:S1-S9.

McDonald, P.G., O'Connell, M., & Suls, J. Cancer control falls squarely within the province of the psychological sciences. Am Psychol 2015; 70(2):61-74.

Ferrer, R. A., McDonald, P.G., & Barrett, L. F. Affective science and cancer control: Towards a mutually beneficial research agenda. Pers on Psy Sci 2015; 10(3):328-345.

Litzelman, K., Green, P. A., Yabroff, K. R. Affective science perspectives on cancer control: Strategically crafting a mutually beneficial research agenda. Support Care Cancer 2015; 24(2):763-771.

Cole, S.W., Nagaraja, A.S., Lutgendorf, S.K., Green, P.A., & Sood, A.K. Sympathetic nervous system regulation of the tumor microenvironment. Nat Rev Cancer 2015; 15(9):563-572.

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