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
Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington 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 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. Dr. Green is working with Kaiser Permanente Washington on their efforts to integrate home blood pressure monitoring into clinical care.

She 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:

  • At-home blood pressure checks, secure e-mails linked to the electronic health record (EHR), and pharmacist care doubled hypertension control
  • Online care provided by a dietician can help people with high blood pressure eat healthier and lose weight
  • Colorectal cancer screening rates more than doubled with the use of EHR data, mailed stool kits, and stepped-intensity interventions for those needing screening.
  • Mailed stool kits also increased colorectal screening in community settings through collaborations with the OCHIN Practice-Based Research Network and 2 large health insurance plans that provide Medicaid insurance to low-income individuals.

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.​​​​​

Research interests and experience

 

Recent publications

Thompson MJ, Anderson ML, Cook AJ, Ehrlich K, Hall YN, Hsu C, Margolis KL, McClure JB, Munson SA, Green BB. Acceptability and adherence to home, kiosk, and clinic blood pressure measurement compared to 24-h ambulatory monitoring. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jan 17:1-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-023-08036-3. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Huguet N, Green BB, Voss RW, Larson AE, Angier H, Miguel M, Liu S, Latkovic-Taber M, DeVoe JE. Factors associated with blood pressure control among patients in community health centers. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Jan 4:S0749-3797(22)00564-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2022.11.002. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Margolis KL, Bergdall AR, Crain AL, JaKa MM, Anderson JP, Solberg LI, Sperl-Hillen J, Beran M, Green BB, Haugen P, Norton CK, Kodet AJ, Sharma R, Appana D, Trower NK, Pawloski PA, Rehrauer DJ, Simmons ML, McKinney ZJ, Kottke TE, Ziegenfuss JY, Williams RA, O'Connor PJ. Comparing pharmacist-led telehealth care and clinic-based care for uncontrolled high blood pressure: The hyperlink 3 pragmatic cluster-randomized trial. Hypertension. 2022 Oct 25. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.122.19816. Online ahead of print. PubMed

Dalmat RR, Ziebell RA, Kamineni A, Phipps AI, Weiss NS, Breslau ES, Corley DA, Green BB, Halm EA, Levin TR, Schottinger JE, Chubak J. Risk of colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer mortality beginning ten years after a negative colonoscopy, among screen-eligible adults 76-85 years old. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2022 Sep 13:EPI-22-0581. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-22-0581. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

JaKa M, Bergdall A, Beran MS, Solberg L, Green BB, Andersen J, Kodet A, Norman S, Haugen P, Crain L, Trower N, Sharma R, Rehrauer D, Maeztu C, Margolis K. Reach in a pragmatic hypertension trial: A critical RE-AIM component. Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 Oct;121:106896. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2022.106896. Epub 2022 Aug 24. 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.

Research to practice

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Making colon cancer screening easier for patients

KPWHRI’s Kilian Kimbel reflects on how the SOS study helped pave the way for a new program to find colon cancer early.

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