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, Taplin SH. Breast cancer screening controversies. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2003;16(3):233-41. PubMed
Green BB, Kaplan RC, Psaty BM. How do minor changes in the definition of blood pressure control affect the reported success of hypertension treatment? Am J Manag Care. 2003;9(3):219-24. PubMed
Green BB. Commentary on: Effect of individual counseling on physical activity fitness and health: a randomized controlled trial in a workplace setting. Evidence-based Healthcare. 2003;7:138-9.
Green BB, McAfee T, Hindmarsh M, Madsen L, Caplow M, Buist D. Effectiveness of telephone support in increasing physical activity levels in primary care patients. Am J Prev Med. 2002;22(3):177-83. PubMed
Solberg LI, Crain AL, Green BB, Ziegenfuss JY, Beran MS, Sperl-Hillen JM, Norton CK, Margolis KL. Experiences and perceptions of patients with uncontrolled hypertension who are dissatisfied with their hypertension care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021;34(6):1115-1122. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2021.06.210240. PubMed
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