Dr. Rachel Neff Greenley is Assistant Professor of Psychology. Dr. Greenley obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in clinical child psychology, from Loyola University Chicago after completion of an internship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Dr. Greenley subsequently completed an NIH-funded T-32 fellowship in Child Behavioral Health Research and Pediatric Psychology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine .
She joined the faculty of RFUMS in 2009. Her research interests focus on youth and family adjustment in the context of pediatric chronic illness, with a particular interest in adherence and self-management skill development among adolescents with chronic illnesses. Most recently, Dr. Greenley’s work has focused on youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in collaboration with health care providers at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, and Children’s Mercy Hospital. Dr. Greenley is currently funded by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America for a pilot randomized clinical trial in which she is evaluating the efficacy of a brief phone-delivered intervention for enhancing adherence to treatment among youth with IBD. Dr. Greenley teaches courses in Statistics, Health Psychology, and Diagnostic Interviewing within the Department. In addition, Dr. Greenley is the faculty advisor for the Psychology Department Journal Club, as well as the Graduate Association of Psychology Students. Dr. Greenley is involved in a number of professional activities including serving as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, serving as a member of the RFUMS IRB, and serving on the University Senate. She is licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin.