Lawrence Green, DrPH, MPH

Professor Emeritus
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
+1 415 514-8115

Research on health promotion, including tobacco control, with particular emphasis on knowledge dissemination, transfer, program planning and implementation strategies. His interest is in making practice more evidence-based by making evidence more practice-based. Dr. Green has been the PI on research grants and on predoctoral and postdoctoral training grants from NIH,, the VA , CDC, AHRQ, and the Canadian Institute for Health Research. He has served as primary advisor to numerous fellows under each of these grants at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Texas, and the University of British Columbia. One became the Director of Cancer Control at NCI and is now Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, another became the Director of the Office on Smoking and Health at CDC, and now directs the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University. Others have had similar research career trajectories. He now serves as a mentor to several fellows and junior faculty at UCSF, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and to Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars at UCLA, Yale, Penn and the University of Michigan.

Publications: 

PreView: a Randomized Trial of a Multi-site Intervention in Diverse Primary Care to Increase Rates of Age-Appropriate Cancer Screening.

Journal of general internal medicine

Walsh J, Potter M, Salazar R, Ozer E, Gildengorin G, Dass N, Green L

Introduction to the Symposium: Causal Inference and Public Health.

Annual review of public health

Aiello AE, Green LW

Introduction: ARPH Approach to Controversial Issues.

Annual review of public health

Fielding JE, Brownson RC, Green LW

Paul R. Mico, MPH, DPA (1924-2019).

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Green LW

Wells syndrome secondary to influenza vaccination: A case report and review of the literature.

Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics

Safran T, Masckauchan M, Maj J, Green L

The Debate About Electronic Cigarettes: Harm Minimization or the Precautionary Principle.

Annual review of public health

Green LW, Fielding JE, Brownson RC

Sarah Tilton Fries, MPH (1938-2017).

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Green LW, Mullen PD, Lorig KR

Howard Wesley Ennes, Jr., MPH (1917-2015).

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Green LW, Ottoson JM

Donald Iverson, PhD DSc(Hon) (1946-2016).

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

Green LW, Green LA, Portnoy B, Fisher RS, Ashbury FD

Annette Le Meitour-Kaplun (1924-2015).

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Green LW

Culture Change From Tobacco Accommodation to Intolerance: Time to Connect the Dots.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Livingood WC, Allegrante JP, Green LW

Reflections on Government Service Rotations by an Academic Health Education Professional.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Green LW

Introduction.

Annual review of public health

Green LW, Brownson RC, Fielding JE

Recommendation to Reduce Patients' Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Medication Costs.

Preventing chronic disease

Fielding JE, Rimer BK, Johnson RL, Orleans CT, Calonge N, Clymer JM, Glanz K, Goetzel RZ, Green LW, Ramirez G, Pronk NP

A realist evaluation of community-based participatory research: partnership synergy, trust building and related ripple effects.

BMC public health

Jagosh J, Bush PL, Salsberg J, Macaulay AC, Greenhalgh T, Wong G, Cargo M, Green LW, Herbert CP, Pluye P

The impact of policy, environmental, and educational interventions: a synthesis of the evidence from two public health success stories.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Gielen AC, Green LW

Upending the social ecological model to guide health promotion efforts toward policy and environmental change.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Golden SD, McLeroy KR, Green LW, Earp JA, Lieberman LD

“What’s past is prologue”: views from Dr. Lawrence Green.

American journal of health promotion : AJHP

Green L, Terry PE

Mass media health communication campaigns combined with health-related product distribution: a community guide systematic review.

American journal of preventive medicine

Robinson MN, Tansil KA, Elder RW, Soler RE, Labre MP, Mercer SL, Eroglu D, Baur C, Lyon-Daniel K, Fridinger F, Sokler LA, Green LW, Miller T, Dearing JW, Evans WD, Snyder LB, Kasisomayajula Viswanath K, Beistle DM, Chervin DD, Bernhardt JM, Rimer BK

Closing the chasm between research and practice: evidence of and for change.

Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals

Green LW

Diffusion theory and knowledge dissemination, utilization and integration.

Frontiers in public health services & systems research

Green LW, Ottoson JM, García C, Hiatt RA, Roditis ML

Critical reflections on realist review: insights from customizing the methodology to the needs of participatory research assessment.

Research synthesis methods

Jagosh J, Pluye P, Wong G, Cargo M, Salsberg J, Bush PL, Herbert CP, Green LW, Greenhalgh T, Macaulay AC

A review of settings-based health promotion with applications to sports clubs.

Health promotion international

Kokko S, Green LW, Kannas L

L.E.A.D.: a framework for evidence gathering and use for the prevention of obesity and other complex public health problems.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Chatterji M, Green LW, Kumanyika S

Developing a research agenda for cardiovascular disease prevention in high-risk rural communities.

American journal of public health

Melvin CL, Corbie-Smith G, Kumanyika SK, Pratt CA, Nelson C, Walker ER, Ammerman A, Ayala GX, Best LG, Cherrington AL, Economos CD, Green LW, Harman J, Hooker SP, Murray DM, Perri MG, Ricketts TC

Effectiveness and reach of the FLU-FIT program in an integrated health care system: a multisite randomized trial.

American journal of public health

Potter MB, Ackerson LM, Gomez V, Walsh JM, Green LW, Levin TR, Somkin CP

Exploring potential research contributions to policy: the Salud America! Experience.

American journal of preventive medicine

Ottoson JM, Ramirez AG, Green LW, Gallion KJ

The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health.

Implementation science : IS

Meissner HI, Glasgow RE, Vinson CA, Chambers D, Brownson RC, Green LW, Ammerman AS, Weiner BJ, Mittman B

Next steps in obesity prevention: applying the systems approach.

Childhood obesity (Print)

Huang TT, Brownson R, Esposito L, Green L, Homer C

Connecting the dots of a public health career.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Green LW

Active Living by Design and its evaluation: contributions to science.

American journal of preventive medicine

Sallis JF, Green LW

An evidence integration triangle for aligning science with policy and practice.

American journal of preventive medicine

Glasgow RE, Green LW, Taylor MV, Stange KC

Uncovering the benefits of participatory research: implications of a realist review for health research and practice.

The Milbank quarterly

Jagosh J, Macaulay AC, Pluye P, Salsberg J, Bush PL, Henderson J, Sirett E, Wong G, Cargo M, Herbert CP, Seifer SD, Green LW, Greenhalgh T

The FLU-FOBT Program in community clinics: durable benefits of a randomized controlled trial.

Health education research

Walsh JM, Gildengorin G, Green LW, Jenkins J, Potter MB

Implementation and spread of interventions into the multilevel context of routine practice and policy: implications for the cancer care continuum.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs

Yano EM, Green LW, Glanz K, Ayanian JZ, Mittman BS, Chollette V, Rubenstein LV

Practice-based evidence for weight management: alliance between primary care and public health.

Family practice

Truswell AS, Hiddink GJ, Green LW, Roberts R, van Weel C

The multisite translational community trial and community-based participatory research: a failure to communicate?

American journal of public health

Katz DL, Green LW, Murimi M, Gonzalez A, Njike V

Healthy people 1980-2020: raising the ante decennially or just the name from public health education to health promotion to social determinants?

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Green LW, Allegrante JP

Applied social and behavioral science to address complex health problems.

American journal of preventive medicine

Livingood WC, Allegrante JP, Airhihenbuwa CO, Clark NM, Windsor RC, Zimmerman MA, Green LW

How should we define health?

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Huber M, Knottnerus JA, Green L, van der Horst H, Jadad AR, Kromhout D, Leonard B, Lorig K, Loureiro MI, van der Meer JW, Schnabel P, Smith R, van Weel C, Smid H

The effectiveness of the FLU-FOBT program in primary care a randomized trial.

American journal of preventive medicine

Potter MB, Walsh JM, Yu TM, Gildengorin G, Green LW, McPhee SJ

Advancing the science of community-level interventions.

American journal of public health

Trickett EJ, Beehler S, Deutsch C, Green LW, Hawe P, McLeroy K, Miller RL, Rapkin BD, Schensul JJ, Schulz AJ, Trimble JE

From controlled trial to community adoption: the multisite translational community trial.

American journal of public health

Katz DL, Murimi M, Gonzalez A, Njike V, Green LW

Assessing the benefits of participatory research: a rationale for a realist review.

Global health promotion

Macaulay AC, Jagosh J, Seller R, Henderson J, Cargo M, Greenhalgh T, Wong G, Salsberg J, Green LW, Herbert CP, Pluye P

Assessing the outcomes of participatory research: protocol for identifying, selecting, appraising and synthesizing the literature for realist review.

Implementation science : IS

Jagosh J, Pluye P, Macaulay AC, Salsberg J, Henderson J, Sirett E, Bush PL, Seller R, Wong G, Greenhalgh T, Cargo M, Herbert CP, Seifer SD, Green LW

Adaptation of the FLU-FOBT Program for a primary care clinic serving a low-income Chinese American community: new evidence of effectiveness.

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

Potter MB, Yu TM, Gildengorin G, Yu AY, Chan K, McPhee SJ, Green LW, Walsh JM

Salud America! Developing a National Latino Childhood Obesity Research Agenda.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Ramirez AG, Chalela P, Gallion KJ, Green LW, Ottoson J

The U.S. healthy people initiative: its genesis and its sustainability.

Annual review of public health

Green LW, Fielding J

Male circumcision and HIV prevention insufficient evidence and neglected external validity.

American journal of preventive medicine

Green LW, Travis JW, McAllister RG, Peterson KW, Vardanyan AN, Craig A

Evidence hierarchies versus synergistic interventions.

American journal of public health

Green LW, Kreuter MW

Policy-contribution assessment and field-building analysis of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Active Living Research Program.

American journal of preventive medicine

Ottoson JM, Green LW, Beery WL, Senter SK, Cahill CL, Pearson DC, Greenwald HP, Hamre R, Leviton L

Medicaid coverage of circumcision spreads harm to the poor.

American journal of public health

Green LW, McAllister RG, Peterson KW, Travis JW

Diffusion theory and knowledge dissemination, utilization, and integration in public health.

Annual review of public health

Green LW, Ottoson JM, García C, Hiatt RA

Evaluation of a partnership approach to translating research on breast cancer and the environment.

Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action

Van Olphen J, Ottoson J, Green L, Barlow J, Koblick K, Hiatt R

Evaluation of a partnership approach to translating research on breast cancer and the environment.

Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action

Van Olphen J, Ottoson J, Green L, Barlow J, Koblick K, Hiatt R

Fidelity versus flexibility: translating evidence-based research into practice.

American journal of preventive medicine

Cohen DJ, Crabtree BF, Etz RS, Balasubramanian BA, Donahue KE, Leviton LC, Clark EC, Isaacson NF, Stange KC, Green LW

Optimizing practice through research: a new perspective to solve an old problem.

Annals of family medicine

Kottke TE, Solberg LI, Nelson AF, Belcher DW, Caplan W, Green LW, Lydick E, Magid DJ, Rolnick SJ, Woolf SH

Professional development in retirement: the top rung on the career ladder.

Health promotion practice

Hayden J, Cottrell R, Green L, Ames E, Ramsey D

Public health asks of community psychology...

American journal of community psychology

Green LW

Limitations of the randomized controlled trial in evaluating population-based health interventions.

American journal of preventive medicine

Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, Green LW, D'Este C

Study designs for effectiveness and translation research :identifying trade-offs.

American journal of preventive medicine

Mercer SL, DeVinney BJ, Fine LJ, Green LW, Dougherty D

The multiple baseline design for evaluating population-based research.

American journal of preventive medicine

Hawkins NG, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, D'Este C, Green LW

Vision for a global registry of anticipated public health studies.

American journal of public health

Choi BC, Frank J, Mindell JS, Orlova A, Lin V, Vaillancourt AD, Puska P, Pang T, Skinner HA, Marsh M, Mokdad AH, Yu SZ, Lindner MC, Sherman G, Barreto SM, Green LW, Svenson LW, Sainsbury P, Yan Y, Zhang ZF, Zevallos JC, Ho SC, de Salazar LM

Potential lessons from public health and health promotion for the prevention of child abuse.

Journal of prevention & intervention in the community

Martin JB, Green LW, Gielen AC

Inferring strategies for disseminating physical activity policies, programs, and practices from the successes of tobacco control.

American journal of preventive medicine

Green LW, Orleans CT, Ottoson JM, Cameron R, Pierce JP, Bettinghaus EP

External validity: we need to do more.

Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Glasgow RE, Green LW, Klesges LM, Abrams DB, Fisher EB, Goldstein MG, Hayman LL, Ockene JK, Orleans CT

Appraising and funding participatory research in health promotion. 1998-99.

International quarterly of community health education

George MA, Daniel M, Green LW

Community outreach: from measuring the difference to making a difference with health information.

Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA

Ottoson JM, Green LW

The public health infrastructure and our nation's health.

Annual review of public health

Baker EL, Potter MA, Jones DL, Mercer SL, Cioffi JP, Green LW, Halverson PK, Lichtveld MY, Fleming DW

Ethics and community-based participatory research: commentary on Minkler.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Green LW

Cigarette smoking, mental health and social support: data from a northwestern First Nation.

Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique

Daniel M, Cargo MD, Lifshay J, Green LW

Assessment of communication barriers in community pharmacies.

Evaluation & the health professions

Paluck EC, Green LW, Frankish CJ, Fielding DW, Haverkamp B

An integrative framework for community partnering to translate theory into effective health promotion strategy.

American journal of health promotion : AJHP

Best A, Stokols D, Green LW, Leischow S, Holmes B, Buchholz K

Considerations for diabetes translational research in real-world settings.

Diabetes care

Garfield SA, Malozowski S, Chin MH, Narayan KM, Glasgow RE, Green LW, Hiss RG, Krumholz HM

Possible lessons from the tobacco experience for obesity control.

The American journal of clinical nutrition

Mercer SL, Green LW, Rosenthal AC, Husten CG, Khan LK, Dietz WH

Empowerment as fostering positive youth development and citizenship.

American journal of health behavior

Cargo M, Grams GD, Ottoson JM, Ward P, Green LW

Possible lessons for physician counseling on obesity from the progress in smoking cessation in primary care.

Forum of nutrition

Green LW, Mercer SL, Rosenthal AC, Dietz WH, Husten CG

Software to assist with programme planning: two community-based cases.

Promotion & education

Lovato C, Potvin L, Lehoux P, Proulx M, Milligan D, Chiasson M, Tremblay M, Gariépy E, Dingwell G, Green LW

Evaluating the participatory process in a community-based heart health project.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Naylor PJ, Wharf-Higgins J, Blair L, Green L, O'Connor B

New insights into how mass media works for and against tobacco.

Journal of health communication

Green LW, Murphy RL, McKenna JW