Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH
Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH, is a physician scientist whose research has focused on improving systems of care by designing and evaluating programs that make it easier for patients to get the care they need, including colorectal cancer screening. She is currently a Senior Investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and an Associate Clinical Professor at University of Washington’s School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. In addition to practicing as a family physician, she was a Robert Wood Johnson fellow at University of Washington, where she trained in Preventive Medicine and received a public health master’s degree (MPH) in epidemiology.
Dr. Green’s research focuses public health, targeting conditions that impact large proportions of the population, such as cancer, with an emphasis on leveraging technologies and systems-based care. She has used electronic technologies to implement an EHR-linked mailed fecal testing program for colorectal cancer screening that more than doubled screening uptake, increased adherence to screening long-term (over 9 years), and decreased screening costs compared to usual care. The program was subsequently successfully adapted for use and scaled up in Federally Qualified Health Centers and Medicaid health plans.
Dr. Green is also interested in understanding and changing policies that block the development and improvement of equitable care and prevention of chronic conditions. She is a member of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Workgroup of the Bree Collaborative, an organization appointed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee to decrease health inequities and improve health outcomes in Washington state.