Research Scientist, IU Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Greene’s research focuses on the intersection of HIV and geriatric medicine with the goal of improving care for older adults living with HIV infection. Her research has focused on functional impairment, multiple medication use and geriatric syndromes in older HIV-positive adults. She is a current recipient of the NIA Paul Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging focused on developing a tailored geriatrics assessment and initial management tool for older adults with HIV for use in busy HIV clinical practices.
Dr. Greene’s clinical practice relates to her research as she helped develop one of the first geriatric HIV programs in the U.S. at San Francisco General Hospital’s Ward 86 clinic. She will be expanding on her work here in Indianapolis where she provides geriatric consultations at the IU Health LifeCare and Eskenazi Infectious Diseases clinics.
Dr. Greene received her M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed residency in internal medicine-primary care at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She completed geriatrics clinical and research fellowships at UCSF as well as a fellowship in HIV research. She serves as the co-medical director for the National HIV and Aging Initiative, an educational initiative for providers by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, American Geriatrics Society and ACRIA. She also serves as the geriatric consultant for the National Clinical Consultation Center, which provides advice to clinicians on HIV, Hepatitis C, substance use and PrEP.
Tailored Geriatric Assessment and Management for HIV Care Settings
Role: Principal Investigator
The goal of this project is to advance our knowledge of how to integrate geriatric principles into HIV care to improve quality of life for older HIV-positive adults.
Quality of Life and Aging in Rural Uganda
The goal of this project is to develop and validate a conceptual framework to understand the contributions of HIV infection to aging in rural Uganda and identify interventions to improve quality of life for older-aged people living with HIV in the region.