B. Lee Green, PhD
B. Lee Green, PhD, Senior Member, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Health Outcomes and Behavior Program and Vice President, Diversity and Community Relations. Dr. Green is also the Co-Director for the Center for Equal Health and serves as the primary administrator for the Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI). Dr. Green is recognized for his work in the area of cancer health disparities with particular interest in education, knowledge and awareness among minority populations. His interest also includes community based participatory research as well as minority participation in clinical trials and research studies.
At Moffitt, Dr. Green is responsible for ensuring that the Cancer Center is responsive to diversity issues. His role includes addressing issues such as awareness and education of cancer prevention and control, community outreach activities, cultural competency, equity and inclusion issues, developing strong partnerships with community organizations, and providing support for other key initiatives. The vision is to create a culture of diversity and inclusion as the Cancer Center strives to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. In February of 2014 Dr. Green assumed the role of vice president for strategic communications and public relations. In that role Dr. Green is responsible for the institutional strategy for both internal and external communications.
This involves fostering a positive reputation and image of the cancer center among the community we serve. Dr. Green (Co-PI) was awarded a NIH – NCMHD P20 grant designed to build the infrastructure to conduct health disparities research, education, training, and community engagement. The P20 grant is collaboration with USF and the Tampa Bay community. As a collaborator on many health disparities research projects, Dr. Green focused on enhancing theoretical models and methods for community-based health promotion and disease prevention among underrepresented populations. He has assisted investigators in conceptualizing community organization theory, models, and methods. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Green’s research has focused upon health promotion and disease prevention in minority communities. He has been a member of many extramurally-supported investigative teams examining issues related to health promotion and disease prevention among minority populations.
Dr. Green has held faculty positions at Valdosta State University, the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Texas A&M University.
Dr. Green’s education includes MEd – Health Education from Valdosta State University and PhD – Health Education & Health Promotion from the University of Alabama.