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
Family Physician, Washington Permanente Medical Group
Professor, Department of Health Systems Science, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of 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

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 43 302 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

Lee JK, Lam AY, Jensen CD, Marks AR, Badalov J, Layefsky E, Kao K, Ho NJ, Schottinger JE, Ghai NR, Carlson CM, Halm EA, Green B, Li D, Corley DA, Levin TR. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fecal immunochemical testing, colonoscopy services, and colorectal neoplasia detection in a large United States community-based population. Gastroenterology. 2022 Sep;163(3):723-731.e6. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2022.05.014. Epub 2022 May 14. PubMed

Green BB, Anderson ML, Ehrlich K, Hall YN, Hansell LD, Hsu C, Joseph D, Margolis KL, McClure JB, Munson SA, Thompson MJ. Blood pressure checks for diagnosing hypertension: Health professionals’ knowledge, beliefs, and practices. J Am Board Fam Med. 2022 Mar-Apr;35(2):310-319. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2022.02.210318. PubMed

 

Research

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Improving cancer prevention and early detection

How KPWHRI is contributing to better cancer screening and better outcomes for patients.

Research to practice

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Helping more patients get screened for cervical cancer

Research on at-home testing for HPV could improve cancer prevention and ease screening for patients.

Research to practice

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Home blood pressure monitoring: From study to clinic

Beverly Green, MD, and Kaiser Permanente work to improve hypertension care.

KPWHRI in the Media

Study led by Dr. Beverly Green finds home blood pressure monitoring is an excellent alternative for diagnosing hypertension

Your blood pressure reading is likely more accurate at home

VeryWell Health, March 16, 2022