Assistant Professor Alice Fiddian-Green

Alice Fiddian-Green

Assistant Professor


Dr. Fiddian-Green (she, her, hers) is Assistant Professor in the MPH Program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Fiddian-Green is a public health anthropologist who has worked for more than 10 years to promote reproductive health and justice. Alice uses community-engaged public health storytelling methods to research the intersections of trauma, institutional violence, and substance use among pregnant people and mothers.


  • Public health storytelling methods
  • Community-engaged research
  • Qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Arts-based visual and digital research methods

Research Areas

  • Reproductive health and justice
  • Social, structural, and institutional determinants of substance use and mental health
  • Storytelling, empathy, and health equity


  • Policy Board Representative, FASONHP
  • Co-Chair, SONHP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee


  • UMass Amherst, PhD in Public Health, 2019
  • UMass Amherst, MPH in Health Promotion and Policy, 2013

Prior Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Health Promotion, Springfield College

Awards & Distinctions

  • Health Promotion Practice Journal- 20th Anniversary Special Collection, 20 for 20 Publication selected for 20 for 20: top 20 list of research articles promoting radical practice published in the journal between 2000 and 2020, 2020
  • Rho Chapter of Delta Omega at UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Exemplary Graduate Student Inductee, 2020
  • NIDA International Women’s and Children’s Health & Gender Group, Travel Award, 2019
  • UMass Amherst, Dissertation Fellowship- Center for Research on Families, 2018-2019

Selected Publications