Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH

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“My goal as a family physician and preventive health researcher is to make it easier and more convenient for patients to do the things they need to do to stay healthy.”

Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH

Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Physician, Washington Permanente Medical Group, Family Medicine

Bev.B.Green@kp.org
206-287-2997

Biography

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:

  • At-home blood pressure checks, EHR-linked secure e-mail, and pharmacist care doubled hypertension control.
  • Online care provided by a dietician can help people with high blood pressure eat healthier and lose weight.
  • Over a five-year study, patients who were enrolled in an automated mailed program including annual FIT kits and information on other recommended colon cancer screening tests were up-to-date on recommended colorectal cancer screening over 30 percent more of the time than people who got traditional care.

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.

Research interests and experience

 

Recent publications

Green BB, Meenan RT. Colorectal cancer screening: the costs and benefits of getting to 80% in every community. Cancer. 2020 Jul 20. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32990. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Ghai NR, Jensen CD, Merchant SA, Schottinger JE, Lee JK, Chubak J, Kamineni A, Halm EA, Skinner CS, Haas JS, Green BB, Cannizarro NT, Schneider JL, Corley DA. Primary care provider beliefs and recommendations about colorectal cancer screening in four healthcare systems. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2020 Jul 15:canprevres.0109.2020. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-20-0109. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Dublin S, Walker RL, Floyd JS, Shortreed SM, Fuller S, Albertson-Junkans LH, Harrington LB, Greenwood-Hickman MA, Green BB, Psaty BM. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors and COVID-19 infection or hospitalization: a cohort study. medRxiv. 2020:2020.07.06.20120386. doi: 10.1101/2020.07.06.20120386. PubMed

Schneider JL, Rivelli JS, Gruss I, Petrik AF, Nielson CM, Green BB, Coronado GD. Barriers and facilitators to timely colonoscopy completion for safety net clinic patients. Am J Health Behav. 2020;44(4):460-472. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.44.4.8. PubMed

Meenan RT, Baldwin LM, Coronado GD, Schwartz M, Coury J, Petrik AF, West II, Green BB. Costs of two health insurance plan programs to mail fecal immunochemical tests to Medicare and Medicaid plan members. Popul Health Manag. 2020 Jun 29. doi: 10.1089/pop.2020.0041. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

 

NEWS

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New research identifies flaws in hypertension diagnoses

KPWHRI investigator’s recent AHA presentations highlight problems in blood pressure readings.

innovating care

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How to maximize screening for colon cancer

Research informs care as Kaiser Permanente Washington, exceeding 80 percent screening rate, launches home-based 'FIT First' pilot.

Read about it in News and Events.

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Community health centers can boost colon cancer screening

Dr. Beverly Green describes working with Kaiser Permanente Northwest to reduce cancer screening disparities.

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Community Checkup spotlight: Colorectal cancer screening

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