Beverly Green, MD, MPH, is a physician scientist known for pioneering work in preventive and evidence-based medicine. With a goal of improving systems of care, she designs and evaluates programs that make effective treatment easier for patients to follow through with — and easier for providers to deliver.
Dr. Green’s research has a strong public health emphasis, targeting conditions that impact large proportions of the population — such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity — with an emphasis on leveraging technologies and systems-based care.
In 2022, Dr. Green published the results of the BP-CHECK study, which compared the accuracy and acceptability of ways to diagnose high blood pressure. With a $2.8 million award from PCORI (the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute), the study compared blood pressures taken in clinic, at home, and at validated blood pressure kiosks to the 24-hour blood pressure test that is currently considered the gold standard for diagnosing hypertension. Blood pressures taken at home were the most accurate and most preferred method for diagnosing hypertension. She is working with Kaiser Permanente Washington on their efforts to integrate home blood pressure monitoring into clinical care.
Dr. Green is also leading a National Cancer Institute study that is evaluating the effectiveness of home-based human papilloma virus (HPV) kits to increase completion of cervical cancer screening.
Dr. Green’s previous research has shown that:
She is a core member of the Alliance for Reducing Cancer, Northwest, a collaborative team of cancer prevention and control experts and community stakeholders whose mission is to evaluate and respond to gaps in the Guide to Community Preventive Services (the Community Guide). She serves on the steering committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table (an elected position) and is on the U.S. Validated Blood Pressure Device Review Committee.
Dr. Green was honored by Kaiser Permanente Washington in 1999 for her contributions to clinical quality improvement and was a finalist for the organization's 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award. She was an associate editor for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from 2009 to 2014, and she is an editorial board member of the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association, an honor given for contributions to the field.
Dr. Green is a clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, and a professor at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Department of Health Systems Science.
Green BB, Larson AE, Huguet N, Angier H, Valenzuela S, Marino, M. High blood pressure reduction, health insurance status, and social deprivation index in US community health centers. AJPM Focus. 2022 Dec; 1(2): 100018. Published online 2022 Aug 4. doi: 10.1016/j.focus.2022.100018. PubMed
Kottke TE, Anderson JP, Zillhardt JD, Sperl-Hillen JM, O'Connor PJ, Green BB, Williams RA, Averbeck BM, Stiffman MN, Beran M, Rakotz M, Margolis KL. Association of an automated blood pressure measurement quality improvement program with terminal digit preference and recorded mean blood pressure in 11 clinics. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(8):e2229098. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.29098. PubMed
Nicholson BD, Thompson MJ, Hobbs FDR, Nguyen M, McLellan J, Green B, Chubak J, Oke JL. Measured weight loss as a precursor to cancer diagnosis: retrospective cohort analysis of 43Â 302 primary care patients. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2022 Oct; 13(5): 2492-2503. Published online 2022 Jul 28. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.1305. PubMed
Pocobelli G, Ichikawa L, Yu O, Green BB, Meyers K, Gray R, Shea M, Chubak J. Validation of international classification of diseases, tenth revision, clinical modification diagnosis codes for heart failure subtypes. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2022 Jun 7. doi: 10.1002/pds.5489. Online ahead of print. PubMed
Khan NA, Stergiou GS, Omboni S, Kario K, Renna N, Chapman N, McManus RJ, Williams B, Parati G, Konradi A, Islam SM, Itoh H, Mooi CS, Green BB, Cho MC, Tomaszewski M. Virtual management of hypertension: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic-International Society of Hypertension position paper endorsed by World Hypertension League and European Society of Hypertension. J Hypertens. 2022 Aug 1;40(8):1435-1448. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000003205. PubMed
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