Faculty

Carol M Greco, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15213

Education & Training

PhD
University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Clinical Psychology
University of Virginia Medical CenterClinical Psychology

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Pain Society
Member, Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Research Interests

Mindfulness meditation; Patient-reported outcomes instrument development; Non-pharmacologic pain management
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Creswell JD, Taren AA, Lindsay EK, Greco CM, Gianaros PJ, Fairgrieve A, Marsland AL, Brown KW, Way BM, Rosen RK, Ferris JL. Alterations in Resting State Functional Connectivity link Mindfulness Meditation with Reduced Interleukin-6: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Biological Psychiatry. 2016 July 1;80 (1) 53-61 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.01.008 PMID: 27021514
  2. Greco CM, Yu L, Johnston K, Dodds N, Morone NE, Glick RM, Schneider MJ, Klem ML, McFarland C, Lawrence S, Colditz J, Mailhoefer CJ, Jonas WB, Ryan ND, Pilkonis PA. Measuring nonspecific factors in treatment: item banks that assess the healthcare experience and attitudes from the patients perspective. Quality of Life Research. 2016 Jul; 25(7): 1625-34. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-015-1178-1. PMID: 26563249
  3. Schreiber KL, Martel MO, Shnol H, Shaffer JR, Greco C, Brufsky A, Ahrendt G, Bovbjerg D, Edwards RR, Belfer I. Persistent Pain in Postmastectomy Patients: Comparison of Psychophysical, Medical, Surgical, and Psychosocial Characteristics between Patients with and without Pain. Pain 2013 May; 154(5):660-8. PMID:2329056
  4. Morone NE, Greco CM, Moore CG, Rollman BL, Lane B, Morrow LA, Glynn NW, Weiner DK. A Mind-Body Program for Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine 2016 Mar; 176(3):329-37. DOI:10.001/jamainternalmed.2015.8033. PMID: 26903081
  5. Greco CM, Li, T, Kao AH, Sattar MA, Danchenko N, Edmundowicz D, Sutton-Tyrell K, Tracy RP, Kuller LH, Manzi S. Association between vascular disease and depression in SLE. The Journal of Rheumatology 2012 Feb 1; 39 (2): 262-268.PMID:22174200

Clinical Interests

Mindfulness-based stress reduction; Chronic pain; Chronic illness
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Morone NE, Greco CM. Adapting Mindfulness Meditation for the Older Adult. Mindfulness. Published Online March 2014. DOI 10.1007/s12671-014-0297-z.
  2. Greco CM, Nakajima C, Manzi S. Updated Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Current Rheumatology Reports 2013 Published online Sept 29; 15-378. NIHMS528344.
  3. Podgurski L, Claxton R, Greco C, Croom A, Arnold R. Brief mindfulness-based self-care curriculum for an interprofessional group of palliative care providers. J Pain Symptom Manag 2015; 49: 384-85.
  4. Morone NE, Lynch CP, Losasso V, Liebe K, Greco CM. Mindfulness to reduce psychosocial stress. Mindfulness 2011 (published online 04 Oct).

Education Interests

Mindfulness skills training; Pain coping skills training