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Greg Rhee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
Academic Office Location:
Public Health Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6325
Phone: 860-679-5487
Fax: 860-679-1581

Public Health Sciences

Greg Rhee, Ph.D., is an interdisciplinary pharmaco-epidemiologist and health services researcher in the fields of aging and mental health. His current research interests are interrelated and consist of: (1) pharmaco-epidemiology of late-life mood disorders and substance use disorders; (2) mental health services research and policy; and (3) healthcare disparities and minority health. Methodologically, his expertise is grounded in population-based observational studies using large databases. In particular, he has expertise in the use of national health and healthcare survey data (e.g., Health and Retirement Study, and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey), and federal or state administrative claims data (e.g., Medicare and Medicaid).

He has over 120 peer-reviewed research articles in leading medical, psychiatric, and healthcare policy journals, such as American Journal of Psychiatry, JAMA Internal Medicine, and JAMA Psychiatry. His work has also appeared in New York Times, Washington Post, and US News. In addition, he has been a successful principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple research projects funded by major federal agencies, including Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is an alumnus of the University of Chicago and Yale University.

A.B.Emory UniversityEconomics and Mathematics
A.M.The University of ChicagoSocial Service Administration
Ph.D.University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesSocial and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy

Post-Graduate Training
PostdoctoralYale University School of MedicineNIH/NIA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Advanced Research Institute (ARI) FellowshipNational Institute of Mental Health
Training Program in Genomics for Social ScientistsNational Institute on Aging
Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction (AMERSA) Travel GrantAMERSA
Research Career Institute in Mental Health of Aging (CIMA) FellowshipNational Institute of Mental Health
NIA/RAND Summer Institute Fellowship in AgingRAND Corporation
Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) Scholar Award ProgramYale University-Mayo Clinic
Rho Chi Honor Society in PharmacyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society in GerontologyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
National Scholars Honor SocietyEmory University
Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society in EconomicsEmory University

Greg Rhee, Ph.D., teaches the following courses to MPH and Ph.D. students: [1] PUBH 5403: Healthcare Administration; [2] PUBH 5414: Health Economics; [3] PUBH 5497: Graduate Seminar in Public Health (Topic: Multivariate Analysis of Population Health Data); and [4] PUBH 5495/6495: Independent Study in Public Health Sciences.  He also co-instructs  PUBH 6490: Public Health Doctoral Seminar, and is one of facilitators for Vertically Integrated Teams Aligned in Learning (VITAL) for first- and second-year M.D. students.

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
JAMAAd-hoc peer-reviewerInternational2022
JAMA Health ForumAd-hoc peer-reviewerInternational2021
JAMA PediatricsAd-hoc peer-reviewerInternational2021
Health AffairsProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc peer-reviewerExternalNational2020
American Journal of PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc peer-reviewerExternalNational2020
Annals of Internal MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc ReviewerExternalNational2020
Molecular PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc peer-reviewerExternalInternational2020
Nature NeuropsychopharmacologyProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc peer-reviewerExternalInternational2019
BMC Health Services ResearchEditorial BoardAssociate EditorExternalInternational2019
British Journal of Social WorkEditorial BoardInternational Editorial AdvisorExternalInternational2019
JAMA Internal MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc peer-reviewerExternalNational2018
JAMA PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc peer-reviewerExternalNational2018
Journal of the American Geriatrics SocietyProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc peer-reviewerExternalNational2018
American Journal of Public HealthProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc peer-reviewerExternalNational2017
Medical CareProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc peer-reviewerExternalInternational2016
Health Services ResearchProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc peer-reviewerExternalInternational2015