• Thomas K. Greenfield, PhD

  • Scientific Director; Senior Scientist

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    510-898-5853; Cell: 510-326-1555
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  • Thomas K. Greenfield, PhD, is a Senior Scientist and Scientific Director, and co-directs the NAS Resources Core with Kate Karriker-Jaffe.   He is also core training faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco Clifford Attkisson Clinical Services Research Training Program.  Previously he directed the P50 National Alcohol Research Center (1999-2015), served on NIAAA’s Extramural Advisory Board and as a member of its Health Services Research IRG (then AA2) and currently serves on CSR’s Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB) IRG.  Tom has also served a term on the PHI Board of Directors.  He recently began a 4-year R01 AA022791 on Alcohol’s Harms to Others Among US Adults (Greenfield & Karriker-Jaffe, M-PIs). Dr. Greenfield serves as a Field Editor for Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, Associate Editor for Alcohol & Alcoholism, Assistant Editor for Addiction, and is on the editorial advisory board for several other international journals.

    Dr. Greenfield’s research interests include the epidemiology of alcohol use and problems, alcohol policy studies, alcohol-related problem and consumption measurement, drinking patterns and mortality, cultural and ethnic variations in drinking behavior; US and cross-national population studies; services research and consumer satisfaction; alcohol’s harm to others.

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Selected Publications
  • Greenfield, T.K., Karriker-Jaffe, K.J., Kerr, W.C., Ye, Y., & Kaplan, L.M.  (2016). Those harmed by others’ drinking in the US population are more depressed and distressed. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35 (1) 22-29 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kerr W.C., Greenfield T.K. (2015). Racial/ethnic disparities in the self-reported number of drinks in 2 hours before driving becomes impaired. American Journal of Public Health, Jan 20 e1-e6 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield, T.K., Karriker-Jaffe, K.J., Kaplan, L.M., Kerr, W.C., Wilsnack, S.C. (2015). Trends in Alcohol’s Harms to Others (AHTO) and co-occurrence of family-related AHTO: the four US National Alcohol Surveys 2000 to 2015. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 9 (Suppl. 2) 23-31 Abstract or Full Text
  • Cook, W.K., Bond, J., & Greenfield, T. (2014). Are Alcohol Policies Associated with Alcohol Consumption in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?. Addiction, 109 (7) 1081-1090 Abstract or Full Text
  • Karriker-Jaffe, K.J. & Greenfield, T.K. (2014). Gender differences in alcohol’s harms to others in disadvantaged U.S. neighborhoods. Drug & Alcohol Review, 33 (3) 296-303 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield TK, Nayak MB, Bond J, Kerr WC, Ye Y (2014). Test-retest reliability and validity of life-course alcohol consumption measures: the 2005 National Alcohol Survey follow-up. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 38 (9) 2479-87 Abstract or Full Text
  • Pillai A., Nayak M.B., Greenfield T.K., Bond J.C., Hasin D.S., Patel V. (2014). Adolescent drinking onset and its adult consequences among men: a population based study from India. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68 (10) 922-7 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield T.K., Ye Y., Bond J., Kerr W.C., Nayak M.B., Kaskutas L.A., Anton, R.E., Litten, R.Z., Kranzler, H.R. (2014). Risks of alcohol use disorders related to drinking patterns in the US general population. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75 (2) 319-327 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield T.K., Karriker-Jaffe K.J., Giesbrecht N., Kerr W.C., Ye Y., Bond J. (2014). Second-hand drinking may increase support for alcohol policies: new results from the 2010 National Alcohol Survey. Drug & Alcohol Review, 33 (3) 259-267 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield TK, Kerr W (2014). Physicians’ prescription for lifetime abstainers aged 40 to 50 to take a drink a day is not yet justified. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38 (12) 2893-5 Abstract or Full Text
  • Bond J.C., Greenfield T.K., Patterson D., Kerr W.C. (2014). Adjustments for drink size and ethanol content: new results from a self-report diary and trans-dermal sensor validation study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38 (12) 3060-7 Abstract or Full Text
  • Gilbert S.M., Sanda M.G., Dunn R.L., Greenfield T.K., Hembroff L., Klein E., Saigal C.S., Pisters L., Michalski J., Sandler H.M., Litwin M.S., Wei J.T. (2014). Satisfaction with information used to choose prostate cancer treatment. The Journal of Urology, 191 (5) 1265-1271 Abstract or Full Text
  • Polcin D.L., Korcha R.A., Kerr W.C., Greenfield T.K., Bond J. (2014). Gender and Social Pressure to Change Drinking Behavior: Results from the National Alcohol Surveys from 1984-2010. Addiction Research and Theory, 22 (6) 481-489 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield, T.K., Bond, J., Kerr, W.C. (2014). Biomonitoring for improving alcohol consumption surveys: the new gold standard?. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 36: 39-45 Abstract or Full Text
  • Nelson, D.E., Jarman, D.W., Rehm, J., Greenfield, T.K., Rey, G., Kerr, W.C., Miller, P., Shield, K.D., Ye, Y., & Naimi, T.S. (2013). Alcohol-associated cancer deaths and years of potential life lost in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 103 (4) 641-648 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield, T. K., Kerr, W. C. (2008). Alcohol measurement methodology in epidemiology: recent advances and opportunities. Addiction, 103 (7) 1082-99 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield, T. K., Nayak, M. B., Bond, J., Ye, Y., & Midanik, L. T (2006). Maximum quantity consumed and alcohol-related problems: assessing the most alcohol drunk with two measures. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res., 30 (9) 1576-82 Abstract or Full Text