Dr. Dionne Godette-Greer serves as a Health Scientist Administrator with the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP). In this role she serves as the NIH representative to the Federal Interagency Workgroup for Healthy People and manages the ODP Prevention Scientific Interest Groups in an effort to reduce redundancies and increase Tran-NIH collaborations around prevention. Prior to joining ODP, Dr. Godette-Greer served as a Health Scientist Administrator with the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She managed portfolios of research that explored the epidemiology of underage drinking, social determinants of alcohol-related inequities, and preventive interventions designed to address inequities. Her expertise and contributions to prevention research have primarily been in the areas of adolescent and young adult alcohol and other substance use and association of these behaviors with other health risk behaviors (e.g., HIV risk behaviors/HIV testing behaviors) and health outcomes (elevated blood pressure and HIV infection). She has also examined the influence of race, ethnicity, and other social determinants on alcohol and other substance use-related outcomes.
Dr. Godette-Greer is trained as a social and behavioral scientist holding: a doctoral degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, a Master of Science degree in Community/Agency Counseling (concentration in addictions) from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, she completed postdoctoral training at both the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Society and Health and the Boston University School of Public Health’s Youth Alcohol Prevention Center.