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Joseph A. Greer, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 643-2143


jgreer2@mgh.harvard.edu

Joseph A. Greer, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Psychology, Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Publications

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  • Hoerger M, Greer JA, Jackson VA, Park ER, Pirl WF, El-Jawahri A, Gallagher ER, Hagan T, Jacobsen J, Perry LM, Temel JS. Defining the Elements of Early Palliative Care That Are Associated With Patient-Reported Outcomes and the Delivery of End-of-Life Care. J Clin Oncol 2018; 36:1096-1102. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Jacobs JM, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Greer JA. Differential effects of early palliative care based on the age and sex of patients with advanced cancer from a randomized controlled trial. Palliat Med 2018; 32:757-766. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Fishman SR, Vanderklish J, Dizon DS, Pensak N, Traeger L, Greer JA, Park ER, Markovitz N, Waldman L, Hunnewell C, Saylor M, Driscoll J, Li Z, Spitzer TR, McAfee S, Chen YB, Temel JS. Pilot study of a multimodal intervention to enhance sexual function in survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer 2018. PubMed
  • Hagan TL, Gilbertson-White S, Cohen SM, Temel JS, Greer JA, Donovan HS. Symptom Burden and Self-Advocacy: Exploring the Relationship Among Female Cancer Survivors
. 2018; 22:E23-E30. PubMed
  • Temel JS, Gainor JF, Sullivan RJ, Greer JA. Keeping Expectations in Check With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors. J Clin Oncol 2018. PubMed
  • Greer JA, Jacobs JM, El-Jawahri A, Nipp RD, Gallagher ER, Pirl WF, Park ER, Muzikansky A, Jacobsen JC, Jackson VA, Temel JS. Role of Patient Coping Strategies in Understanding the Effects of Early Palliative Care on Quality of Life and Mood. J Clin Oncol 2017; 36:53-60. PubMed
  • Lage DE, Nipp RD, D'Arpino SM, Moran SM, Johnson PC, Wong RL, Pirl WF, Hochberg EP, Traeger LN, Jackson VA, Cashavelly BJ, Martinson HS, Greer JA, Ryan DP, Temel JS, El-Jawahri A. Predictors of Posthospital Transitions of Care in Patients With Advanced Cancer. J Clin Oncol 2017; 36:76-82. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Greer JA, Park E, Safren SA, Fields L, Wood L, Traeger L, El-Jawahri A, Zebrack B, Temel JS. Development and evaluation of a six-day training program in supportive oncology research. 2018. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, El-Jawahri A, Moran SM, D'Arpino SM, Johnson PC, Lage DE, Wong RL, Pirl WF, Traeger L, Lennes IT, Cashavelly BJ, Jackson VA, Greer JA, Ryan DP, Hochberg EP, Temel JS. The relationship between physical and psychological symptoms and health care utilization in hospitalized patients with advanced cancer. Cancer 2017; 123:4720-4727. PubMed
  • Jacobsen J, Brenner K, Greer JA, Jacobo M, Rosenberg L, Nipp RD, Jackson VA. When a Patient Is Reluctant To Talk About It: A Dual Framework To Focus on Living Well and Tolerate the Possibility of Dying. J Palliat Med 2017. PubMed
  • Jacobsen J, Alexander Cole C, Daubman BR, Banerji D, Greer JA, O'Brien K, Doyle K, Jackson VA. A Novel Use of Peer Coaching to Teach Primary Palliative Care Skills: Coaching Consultation. J Pain Symptom Manage 2017; 54:578-582. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Fuchs G, El-Jawahri A, Mario J, Troschel FM, Greer JA, Gallagher ER, Jackson VA, Kambadakone A, Hong TS, Temel JS, Fintelmann FJ. Sarcopenia Is Associated with Quality of Life and Depression in Patients with Advanced Cancer. Oncologist 2017. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Greer JA, VanDusen H, Fishman SR, LeBlanc TW, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Telles J, Rhodes A, Li Z, Spitzer TR, McAfee S, Chen YA, Temel JS. Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care During Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplant on Psychological Distress 6 Months After Transplant: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial. J Clin Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Park ER, Jackson VA, Back AL, Kamdar M, Jacobsen J, Chittenden EH, Rinaldi SP, Gallagher ER, Eusebio JR, Fishman S, VanDusen H, Li Z, Muzikansky A, Temel JS. Effects of Early Integrated Palliative Care on Caregivers of Patients with Lung and Gastrointestinal Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Oncologist 2017. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Lau-Min K, Nipp RD, Greer JA, Traeger LN, Moran SM, D'Arpino SM, Hochberg EP, Jackson VA, Cashavelly BJ, Martinson HS, Ryan DP, Temel JS. Processes of code status transitions in hospitalized patients with advanced cancer. Cancer 2017. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Moran SM, Traeger L, Jacobs JM, Jacobsen JC, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Ryan DP, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Coping and Prognostic Awareness in Patients With Advanced Cancer. J Clin Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • Jacobs JM, Traeger L, Eusebio J, Simon NM, Sequist LV, Greer JA, Temel JS, Pirl WF. Depression, inflammation, and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) status in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: A pilot study. J Psychosom Res 2017; 99:28-33. PubMed
  • Jacobs JM, Pensak NA, Sporn NJ, MacDonald JJ, Lennes IT, Safren SA, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Greer JA. Treatment Satisfaction and Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy in Patients With Cancer. J Oncol Pract 2017. PubMed
  • Lim CT, Tadmor A, Fujisawa D, MacDonald JJ, Gallagher ER, Eusebio J, Jackson VA, Temel JS, Greer JA, Hagan T, Park ER. Qualitative Research in Palliative Care: Applications to Clinical Trials Work. J Palliat Med 2017. PubMed
  • Metcalf CA, Arch JJ, Greer JA. Anxiety and its Correlates among Young Adults with a History of Parental Cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • Temel JS, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Pirl WF, Park ER, Jackson VA, Back AL, Kamdar M, Jacobsen J, Chittenden EH, Rinaldi SP, Gallagher ER, Eusebio JR, Li Z, Muzikansky A, Ryan DP. Effects of Early Integrated Palliative Care in Patients With Lung and GI Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Clin Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Shaffer KM, Jacobs JM, Coleman JN, Temel JS, Rosand J, Greer JA, Vranceanu AM. Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Among Two Seriously Medically Ill Populations and Their Family Caregivers: A Comparison and Clinical Implications. Neurocrit Care 2016. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, LeBlanc T, VanDusen H, Traeger L, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Telles J, Rhodes A, Spitzer TR, McAfee S, Chen YA, Lee SS, Temel JS. Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care on Quality of Life 2 Weeks After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2016; 316:2094-2103. PubMed
  • Shaffer KM, Jacobs JM, Nipp RD, Carr A, Jackson VA, Park ER, Pirl WF, El-Jawahri A, Gallagher ER, Greer JA, Temel JS. Mental and physical health correlates among family caregivers of patients with newly-diagnosed incurable cancer: a hierarchical linear regression analysis. Support Care Cancer 2016. PubMed
  • Temel JS, Shaw AT, Greer JA. Challenge of Prognostic Uncertainty in the Modern Era of Cancer Therapeutics. J Clin Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Greer JA, Tramontano AC, McMahon PM, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, El-Jawahri A, Parikh RB, Muzikansky A, Gallagher ER, Temel JS. Cost Analysis of a Randomized Trial of Early Palliative Care in Patients with Metastatic Nonsmall-Cell Lung Cancer. J Palliat Med 2016. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, El-Jawahri A, Fishbein JN, Eusebio J, Stagl JM, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Greer JA, Temel JS. The relationship between coping strategies, quality of life, and mood in patients with incurable cancer. Cancer 2016. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri AR, Vandusen HB, Traeger LN, Fishbein JN, Keenan T, Gallagher ER, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Spitzer TR, Chen YA, Temel JS. Quality of life and mood predict posttraumatic stress disorder after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Greer JA, MacDonald JJ, Vaughn J, Viscosi E, Traeger L, McDonnell T, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Pilot Study of a Brief Behavioral Intervention for Dyspnea in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 2015. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Age and Gender Moderate the Impact of Early Palliative Care in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Oncologist 2015. PubMed
  • Traeger L, McDonnell TM, McCarty CE, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Temel JS. Nursing intervention to enhance outpatient chemotherapy symptom management: Patient-reported outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Fujisawa D, Temel JS, Traeger L, Greer JA, Lennes IT, Mimura M, Pirl WF. Psychological factors at early stage of treatment as predictors of receiving chemotherapy at the end of life. 2015. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Greer JA, Irwin K, Lennes IT, Jackson VA, Park ER, Fujisawa D, Wright AA, Temel JS. Processes of discontinuing chemotherapy for metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer at the end of life. J Oncol Pract 2015. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri AR, Traeger LN, Kuzmuk K, Eusebio JR, Vandusen HB, Shin JA, Keenan T, Gallagher ER, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Ballen KK, Spitzer TR, Graubert TA, McAfee SL, Dey BR, Chen YB, Temel JS. Quality of life and mood of patients and family caregivers during hospitalization for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer 2015; 121:951-9. PubMed
  • Back AL, Park ER, Greer JA, Jackson VA, Jacobsen JC, Gallagher ER, Temel JS. Clinician roles in early integrated palliative care for patients with advanced cancer: a qualitative study. J Palliat Med 2014; 17:1244-8. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Fann JR, Greer JA, Braun I, Deshields T, Fulcher C, Harvey E, Holland J, Kennedy V, Lazenby M, Wagner L, Underhill M, Walker DK, Zabora J, Zebrack B, Bardwell WA. Recommendations for the implementation of distress screening programs in cancer centers: report from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) joint task force. Cancer 2014. PubMed
  • Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Muzikansky A, Lennes IT, Gallagher ER, Prigerson HG, Temel JS. Perceptions of health status and survival in patients with metastatic lung cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 2014. PubMed
  • Shin JA, Kosiba JD, Traeger L, Greer JA, Temel JS, Pirl WF. Dyspnea and panic among patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 2014. PubMed
  • Greer JA, Jackson VA, Meier DE, Temel JS. Early integration of palliative care services with standard oncology care for patients with advanced cancer. CA Cancer J Clin 2013; 63:349-63. PubMed
  • Greer JA, Traeger L, Bemis H, Solis J, Hendriksen ES, Park ER, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Prigerson HG, Safren SA. A pilot randomized controlled trial of brief cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in patients with terminal cancer. Oncologist 2012; 17:1337-45. PubMed
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