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

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

Margolis KL, Crain AL, Green BB, O'Connor PJ, Solberg LI, Beran M, Bergdall AR, Pawloski PA, Ziegenfuss JY, JaKa MM, Appana D, Sharma R, Kodet AJ, Trower NK, Rehrauer DJ, McKinney Z, Norton CK, Haugen P, Anderson JP, Crabtree BF, Norman SK, Sperl-Hillen JM. Comparison of explanatory and pragmatic design choices in a cluster-randomized hypertension trial: effects on enrollment, participant characteristics, and adherence. Trials. 2022 Aug 17;23(1):673. doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06611-3. PubMed

Kottke TE, Anderson JP, Zillhardt JD, Sperl-Hillen JM, O'Connor PJ, Green BB, Williams RA, Averbeck BM, Stiffman MN, Beran M, Rakotz M, Margolis KL. Association of an automated blood pressure measurement quality improvement program with terminal digit preference and recorded mean blood pressure in 11 clinics. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(8):e2229098. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.29098. PubMed

 

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.

From 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.

Practical findings

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Is blood pressure reading better at home or clinic?

Home blood pressure monitoring shown to be an excellent alternative for making new diagnoses of hypertension.

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