Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH
Associate Investigator, GHRI
Group Health Physician
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.
- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
- Alliance for Reducing Cancer, Northwest
- Guide to Community Preventive Services
- American College of Preventive Medicine
- American Society of Hypertension
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].
Coronado G, Sanchez J, Devoe J, Green B. Advantages of wordless instructions on how to complete a fecal immunochemical test: lessons from patient advisory council members of a federally qualified health center. J Cancer Educ. 2013 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Fishman PA, Cook AJ, Ralston JD, Anderson M, Catz SL, Carrell D, Carlson J, Larson EB, Green BB. Improving BP control through electronic communications: an economic evaluation. Am J Manag Care. 2013;19(9):709-16.
Robins LS, Jackson JE, Green BB, Korngiebel D, Force RW, Baldwin LM. Barriers and facilitators to evidence-based blood pressure control in community practice. J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 Sep-Oct;26(5):539-57. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2013.05.130060. PubMed
Chubak J, Bogart A, Fuller S, Laing SS, Green BB. Uptake and positive predictive value of fecal occult blood tests: a randomized controlled trial. Prev Med. 2013 Sep 9. pii: S0091-7435(13)00324-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.08.032. [Epub ahead of print].
Green BB. Caring for patients with multiple chronic conditions: balancing evidenced-based and patient-centered care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 Sep-Oct;26(5):484-5. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2013.05.130198. PubMed
Magid D, Green BB. Take it to the bank. JAMA. 2013 Jul 3;310(1):40-1. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.6550. PubMed
Green BB, Anderson ML, Ralston JD, Catz SL, Cook AJ. Blood pressure 1 year after completion of web-based pharmacist care. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 20:1-3. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1037. PubMed
Green BB, Wang CY, Anderson ML, Chubak J, Meenan RT, Vernon SW, Fuller S. An automated intervention with stepped increases in support to increase uptake of colorectal cancer screening: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(5 Pt 1):301-11. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-5-201303050-00002. PubMed
O'Farrell CM, Green BB, Reid RJ, Bowen D, Baldwin LM. Physician-patient colorectal cancer screening discussions by physicians' screening rates. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 Nov;25(6):771-81. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2012.06.110279. PubMed
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