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—and easier for providers to deliver.
Dr. Green’s research has a strong public health focus, targeting conditions that affect large proportions of the population, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity. She also emphasizes leveraging technologies and systems-based care.
In 2016 Dr. Green launched the BP-CHECK study, which aims to find the easiest, most accurate way to diagnose high blood pressure. With a $2.8 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the study will compare blood pressure readings 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.
Dr. Green’s previous research has shown that:
She is now working to translate similar innovative approaches to care into community settings through collaborations with the OCHIN Practice-Based Research Network and two large health insurance plans that provide Medicaid insurance to low-income individuals and families.
She is also 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 build relationships between researchers and community partners, conduct cancer-related research, and translate research into community practice.
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 as an associate editor for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from 2009 to 2014. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. She is also a fellow of the American Heart Association, an honor given for contributions to the field. Dr. Green has served as an associate clinical professor at the UW School of Medicine since 1992.
O'Connor EA, Nielson CM, Petrik AF, Green BB, Coronado GD. Prospective cohort study of predictors of follow-up diagnostic colonoscopy from a pragmatic trial of FITscreening. Sci Rep. 2020;10(1):2441. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-59032-0. PubMed
Margolis KL, Crain AL, Bergdall AR, Beran M, Anderson JP, Solberg LI, O'Connor PJ, Sperl-Hillen JM, Pawloski PA, Ziegenfuss JY, Rehrauer D, Norton C, Haugen P, Green BB, McKinney Z, Kodet A, Appana D, Sharma R, Trower NK, Williams R, Crabtree BF. Design of a pragmatic cluster-randomized trial comparing telehealth care and best practice clinic-based care for uncontrolled high blood pressure. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Jan 22:105939. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.105939 [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
O'Connor EA, Vollmer WM, Petrik AF, Green BB, Coronado GD. Moderators of the effectiveness of an intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening through mailed fecal immunochemical test kits: results from a pragmatic randomized trial. Trials. 2020 Jan 15;21(1):91. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-4027-7. PubMed
Green BB, Baldwin LM, West II, Schwartz M, Coronado GD. Low rates of colonoscopy follow-up after a positive fecal immunochemical test in a Medicaid health plan delivered mailed colorectal cancer screening program. J Prim Care Community Health. Jan-Dec 2020;11:2150132720958525. doi: 10.1177/2150132720958525. PubMed
Inadomi JM, Issaka RB, Green BB. What multi-level interventions do we need to increase the colorectal cancer screening rate to 80%? Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Dec 27. pii: S1542-3565(19)31495-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.12.016. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
KPWHRI’s Kilian Kimbel reflects on how the SOS study helped pave the way for a new program to find colon cancer early.
Home blood pressure monitoring shown to be an excellent alternative for making new diagnoses of hypertension.
Research led by KPWHRI’s Beverly Green, MD, MPH, finds that patients prefer at-home monitoring of blood pressure.
VeryWell Health, March 16, 2022