Elizabeth Greeno, PhD

Associate Research Professor

Innovations Institute

Dr. Elizabeth Greeno is faculty and Associate Research Professor at Innovations Institute. She has direct experience and expertise with evaluation design and methodology and is currently involved in several projects that involve federally-funded evaluation research. Dr. Greeno is lead researcher for two Quality Improvement Centers: National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability, and Permanency for LGBTQ+ Children and Youth in Foster Care and the National Quality Improvement Center on Family-Centered Reunification. Dr. Greeno collaborates with University of Maryland School of Social Work, where she is lead researcher on Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare Program. She served as principal investigator for Thrive@25, a Children’s Bureau grant assessing and implementing an intervention to help youth in foster care successfully transition to young adulthood and prevent homelessness among all youth and young adults with foster care histories. She was lead researcher for a randomized control trial assessing the efficacy of motivational interviewing with child welfare students and standardized clients. Dr. Greeno recently collaborated with Delaware’s Center for Families First, Inc. to evaluate programs providing perinatal addiction services. In addition, Dr. Greeno has experience in training motivational interviewing to child welfare students, training child welfare workers on instrumentation, and has clinical practice experience in the areas of therapeutic and case management services to children and families in the child welfare system and children diagnosed with comorbid mental health disabilities and substance usage. Dr. Greeno is also a private outpatient mental health practitioner in Harford County, Maryland where she specializes in adolescents, older youth, LGBTQ populations, family therapy, and family therapy reunification services for former foster youth. Dr. Greeno holds a PhD and MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a BSW from Salisbury State University.

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