Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH

Associate Investigator, GHRI

Group Health Physician


Recent publications

Curriculum vitae (CV)




Research interests and experience

Bev Green is a Group Health physician scientist known for pioneering work in preventive and evidence-based medicine. With a goal of improving systems of care, she harnesses her experience as a family doctor to design and evaluate programs that make effective treatment easier for patients to follow through with—and easier for providers to deliver.

Dr. Green is a national leader in developing and implementing evidence-based guidelines, including more than a decade of service as a reviewer for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Her research has a strong public health emphasis, targeting conditions that impact large proportions of the population, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity. She is a core member of the Alliance for Reducing Cancer, Northwest, a collaborative team of cancer prevention and control experts whose mission is to evaluate and respond to gaps in the Guide to Community Preventive Services (the Community Guide). Dr. Green's current focus is shifting to care of chronic conditions, with emphasis on standardizing treatment as a strategy for dealing with increasingly complex illnesses. This means designing systems that make chronic care simple and automatic for both patients and providers—and leveraging advances in science and technology.

In 2008, Dr. Green published results from a randomized trial showing that Web-based care and at-home blood pressure checks can help control hypertension. These landmark findings earned her an invitation to speak at the August 2008 Author in the Room Teleconference hosted by the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She is currently working with WWAMI—a partnership between the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho—to translate this innovative Web-based care program into community settings. She is also leading a study aimed at increasing colon cancer screening rates by providing information, reminders, and other support to patients by mail and phone.

Dr. Green was honored by Group Health in 1999 for her contributions to clinical quality improvement and was a finalist for the organization's 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award. She shares her varied expertise in frequent invited lectures around the world and has served as a consultant for ABC News since 2004. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice and belongs to several professional organizations, including the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Green has served as an assistant clinical professor at the UW School of Medicine since 1992.

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Recent publications

Green BB, Coronado GD. BeneFITs to increase colorectal cancer screening in priority populations. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun 16. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.730. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Murphy CC, Haddock NM, Anderson ML, Chubak J, Green BB. Longitudinal predictors of colorectal cancer screening among participants in a randomized controlled trial. Prev Med. 2014 Jun 14. pii: S0091-7435(14)00213-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.06.013. [Epub ahead of print].

Wang CY, Tapsoba JD, Anderson ML, Vernon SW, Chubak J, Fuller S, Green BB. Time to screening in the Systems of Support to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jun 2. pii: cebp.0270.2014. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Green BB, Coronado GD, Devoe JE, Allison J. Navigating the murky waters of colorectal cancer screening and health reform. Am J Public Health. 2014;104(6):982-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301877. Epub 2014 Apr 17. PubMed

Wernli KJ, Hubbard RA, Johnson E, Chubak J, Kamineni A, Green BB, Rutter CM. Patterns of colorectal cancer screening uptake in newly-eligible men and women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 May 3 [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Gupta S, Sussman DA, Doubeni CA, Anderson DS, Day L, Deshpande AR, Joseph Elmunzer B, Laiyemo AO, Mendez J, Somsouk M, Allison J, Bhuket T, Geng Z, Green BB, Itzkowitz SH, Martinez ME. Challenges and possible solutions to colorectal cancer screening for the underserved. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014;106(4):dju032. doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju032. Epub 2014. PubMed

Green BB, Anderson ML, Cook AJ, Catz SL, Fishman PA, McClure JB, Reid RJ. E-care for heart wellness: a feasibility trial to decrease blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. Am J Prev Med. 2014;46(4):368-77. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.11.009. PubMed

Ralston JD, Cook AJ, Anderson ML, Catz SL, Fishman PA, Carlson J, Johnson R, Green BB. Home blood pressure monitoring, secure electronic messaging and medication intensification for improving hypertension control: a mediation analysis. Appl Clin Inform. 2014 Mar 12;5(1):232-48. doi: 10.4338/ACI-2013-10-RA-0079. eCollection 2014. PubMed

Coronado GD, Vollmer WM, Petrik A, Aguirre J, Kapka T, Devoe J, Puro J, Miers T, Lembach J, Turner A, Sanchez J, Retecki S, Nelson C, Green B. Strategies and opportunities to STOP colon cancer in priority populations: pragmatic pilot study design and outcomes. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jun 14. pii: S1551-7144(14)00088-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.06.006. [Epub ahead of print].

Laing SS, Bogart A, Chubak J, Fuller S, Green BB. Psychological distress after a positive fecal occult blood test result among members of an integrated healthcare delivery system. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

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