B. Lee Green, PhD

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B. Lee Green, PhD

Senior Member

"At Moffitt, we seek to create an environment where diverse individuals are welcome and feel confident they will receive the best cancer care in the nation."

Office  (813) 745-6136

Education And Training
  • PhD, University of Alabama, 1994 - Health Education & Health Promotion
  • MEd, Valdosta State University, 1986 - Health Education
  • BS, Valdosta State University, 1984 - Health Education


Dr. Green’s research  focuses on cancer health disparities, particularly in education, knowledge and awareness among minority populations with strong interest in community-based participatory research and minority participation in clinical trials and research studies.  He has completed extensive work in the area of minority participation in clinical trials and research studies. Dr. Green is currently serving as the Co-Principal Investigator of the USF/Moffitt  Health Disparities Center.  This grant is designed to help build infrastructure with-in institutions to better equip them to address health disparities.  He is also a co-investigator on an NIH grant examining the influence of the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study on willingness to participate in biomedical studies. The research has involved the development of a survey tool to assess participation into clinical trials and research studies and is one of the first studies to quantitatively assess the impact of the Syphilis Study on minority participation in clinical trials.

  • Sultan DH, Rivers BM, Osongo BO, Wilson DS, Schenck A, Carvajal R, Rivers D, Roetzheim R, Green BL. Affecting African American Men's Prostate Cancer Screening Decision-making through a Mobile Tablet-Mediated Intervention. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Aug;25(3):1262-1277. Pubmedid: 25130238. Pmcid: PMC4160127.
  • Davis JL, Ramos R, Rivera-Colón V, Escobar M, Palencia J, Grant CG, Green BL. The Yo me cuido(®) Program: Addressing Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention Among Hispanic Women. J Cancer Educ. 2014 Aug. Pubmedid: 25099235.
  • Wells KJ, Lima DS, Meade CD, Muñoz-Antonia T, Scarinci I, McGuire A, Gwede CK, Pledger WJ, Partridge E, Lipscomb J, Matthews R, Matta J, Flores I, Weiner R, Turner T, Miele L, Wiese TE, Fouad M, Moreno CS, Lacey M, Christie DW, Price-Haywood EG, Quinn GP, Coppola D, Sodeke SO, Green BL, Lichtveld MY. Assessing needs and assets for building a regional network infrastructure to reduce cancer related health disparities. Eval Program Plann. 2014 Jun;44:14-25. Pubmedid: 24486917.
  • Rivers BM, Bernhardt JM, Fleisher L, Green BL. Opportunities and challenges of using technology to address health disparities. Future Oncol. 2014 Mar;10(4):519-522. Pubmedid: 24754582.
  • Rivera-Colón V, Ramos R, Davis JL, Escobar M, Inda NR, Paige L, Palencia J, Vives M, Grant CG, Green BL. Empowering underserved populations through cancer prevention and early detection. J Community Health. 2013 Dec;38(6):1067-1073. Pubmedid: 23807496.
  • Green BL, Rivers DA, Kumar N, Baldwin J, Rivers BM, Sultan D, Jacobsen P, Gordon LE, Davis J, Roetzheim R. Establishing the infrastructure to comprehensively address cancer disparities: a model for transdisciplinary approaches. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Nov;24(4):1614-1623. Pubmedid: 24185157. Pmcid: PMC4163783.
  • Wilson DS, Dapic V, Sultan DH, August EM, Green BL, Roetzheim R, Rivers B. Establishing the infrastructure to conduct comparative effectiveness research toward the elimination of disparities: a community-based participatory research framework. Health Promot Pract. 2013 Nov;14(6):893-900. Pubmedid: 23431128. Pmcid: PMC4163786.
  • Gwede CK, Ashley AA, McGinnis K, Montiel-Ishino FA, Standifer M, Baldwin J, Williams C, Sneed KB, Wathington D, Dash-Pitts L, Green BL. Designing a community-based lay health advisor training curriculum to address cancer health disparities. Health Promot Pract. 2013 May;14(3):415-424. Pubmedid: 22982709. Pmcid: PMC3619005.
  • Rivers D, August EM, Sehovic I, Lee Green B, Quinn G. A systematic review of the factors influencing African Americans' participation in cancer clinical trials. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Apr;35(2):13-32. Pubmedid: 23557729.
  • Davis JL, Buchanan KL, Green BL. Racial/Ethnic differences in cancer prevention beliefs: applying the health belief model framework. Am J Health Promot. 2013 Feb;27(6):384-389. Pubmedid: 23398137.
  • Davis JL, Bynum SA, Katz RV, Buchanan K, Green BL. Sociodemographic differences in fears and mistrust contributing to unwillingness to participate in cancer screenings. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov;23(4 Suppl):67-76. Pubmedid: 23124501. Pmcid: PMC3786428.
  • Davis JL, Grant CG, Rivers BM, Rivera-Colón V, Ramos R, Antolino P, Harris E, Green BL. The prostate cancer screening controversy: addressing bioethical concerns at a community health promotion event for men. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov;23(4 Suppl):11-14. Pubmedid: 23124496.
  • Grant CG, Davis JL, Rivers BM, Rivera-Colón V, Ramos R, Antolino P, Harris E, Green BL. The men's health forum: an initiative to address health disparities in the community. J Community Health. 2012 Aug;37(4):773-780. Pubmedid: 22105601.
  • Ramos R, Davis JL, Ross T, Grant CG, Green BL. Measuring Health Disparities and Health Inequities: Do You Have REGAL Data?. Qual Manag Health Care. 2012 Jul;21(3):176-187. Pubmedid: 22722524.
  • Rivers BM, August EM, Quinn GP, Gwede CK, Pow-Sang JM, Green BL, Jacobsen PB. Understanding the Psychosocial Issues of African American Couples Surviving Prostate Cancer. J Cancer Educ. 2012 Jun;27(3):546-558. Pubmedid: 22544536.
  • Anderson-Lewis C, Ross L, Johnson J, Hastrup JL, Green BL, Kohler CL. Explaining and improving breast cancer information acquisition among African American women in the Deep South. South Med J. 2012 Jun;105(6):294-299. Pubmedid: 22665151. Pmcid: PMC3384536.
  • Davis JL, Buchanan KL, Katz RV, Green BL. Gender differences in cancer screening beliefs, behaviors, and willingness to participate: implications for health promotion. Am J Mens Health. 2012 May;6(3):211-217. Pubmedid: 22071507. Pmcid: PMC3776317.
  • Davis JL, McGinnis KE, Walsh ML, Williams C, Sneed KB, Baldwin JA, Green BL. An Innovative Approach for Community Engagement: Using an Audience Response System. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2012;5(2). Pubmedid: 23302776.
  • Davis JL, Green BL, Katz RV. Influence of scary beliefs about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study on willingness to participate in research. ABNF J. 2012;23(3):59-62. Pubmedid: 22924230. Pmcid: PMC3776318.
  • Green BL, Li L, Morris JF, Gluzman R, Davis JL, Wang MQ, Katz RV. Detailed knowledge of the Tuskegee syphilis study: who knows what? A framework for health promotion strategies. Health Educ Behav. 2011 Dec;38(6):629-636. Pubmedid: 21482701. Pmcid: PMC3221924.
  • Luque JS, Rivers BM, Gwede CK, Kambon M, Green BL, Meade CD. Barbershop communications on prostate cancer screening using barber health advisers. Am J Mens Health. 2011 Mar;5(2):129-139. Pubmedid: 20413392. Pmcid: PMC3690815.
  • Imler E, Katz RV, Green BL, Dearing BA, Scharff DP. Letters to the editor. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Feb;22(1):396-400. Pubmedid: 21317530.
  • Katz RV, Jean-Charles G, Green BL, Kressin NR, Claudio C, Wang M, Russell SL, Outlaw J. Identifying the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: implications of results from recall and recognition questions. BMC Public Health. 2010 Sep;9:468. Pubmedid: 20015361. Pmcid: PMC2801681.
  • Katz RV, Green BL, Dearing BA. Re: Scharff DP, Matthews KJ, Jackson P, Hoffsuemmer J, Martin E, Edwards D. More than Tuskegee: understanding mistrust about research participation. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Aug;21(3):879–97. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Feb;22(1):397-398. Pubmedid: 21409850.
  • Odedina FT, Akinremi TO, Chinegwundoh F, Roberts R, Yu D, Reams RR, Freedman ML, Rivers B, Green BL, Kumar N. Prostate cancer disparities in Black men of African descent: a comparative literature review of prostate cancer burden among Black men in the United States, Caribbean, United Kingdom, and West Africa. Infect Agent Cancer. 2010 Jun;4 Suppl 1:S2. Pubmedid: 19208207. Pmcid: PMC2638461.
  • Kressin NR, Manze M, Russell SL, Katz RV, Claudio C, Green BL, Wang MQ. Self-reported willingness to have cancer screening and the effects of sociodemographic factors. J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Mar;102(3):219-227. Pubmedid: 20355351. Pmcid: PMC2920216.
  • Luque JS, Rivers BM, Kambon M, Brookins R, Green BL, Meade CD. Barbers against prostate cancer: a feasibility study for training barbers to deliver prostate cancer education in an urban African American community. J Cancer Educ. 2010 Mar;25(1):96-100. Pubmedid: 20146044. Pmcid: PMC2862382.
  • Katz RV, Green BL, Kressin NR, James SA, Wang MQ, Claudio C, Russell SL. Exploring the "legacy" of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: a follow-up study from the Tuskegee Legacy Project. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Feb;101(2):179-183. Pubmedid: 19378637. Pmcid: PMC2745634.
  • Russell SL, Katz RV, Kressin NR, Green BL, Wang MQ, Claudio C, Tzvetkova K. Beliefs of women's risk as research subjects: a four-city study examining differences by sex and by race/ethnicity. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009 Feb;18(2):235-243. Pubmedid: 19183095. Pmcid: PMC2723759.
  • Katz RV, Green BL, Kressin NR, Kegeles SS, Wang MQ, James SA, Russell SL, Claudio C, McCallum JM. The legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: assessing its impact on willingness to participate in biomedical studies. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2008 Nov;19(4):1168-1180. Pubmedid: 19029744. Pmcid: PMC2702151.
  • Lewis-Moss R, Paschal A, Redmond M, Green B, Carmack C. Health Attitudes and Behaviors of African American Adolescents. J Community Health. 2008 Oct;33(5):351-356. Pubmedid: 18473153.
  • Katz RV, Wang MQ, Green BL, Kressin NR, Claudio C, Russell SL, Sommervil C. Participation in biomedical research studies and cancer screenings: perceptions of risks to minorities compared with whites. Cancer Control. 2008 Oct;15(4):344-351. Pubmedid: 18813202. Pmcid: PMC2702154.
  • Katz RV, Claudio C, Kressin NR, Green BL, Wang MQ, Russell SL. Willingness to participate in cancer screenings: blacks vs whites vs Puerto Rican Hispanics. Cancer Control. 2008 Oct;15(4):334-343. Pubmedid: 18813201. Pmcid: PMC2702240.
  • Katz RV , Kegeles SS, Kressin NR, Green BL, James SA, Wang MQ, Russell SL, Claudio C. Awareness of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and the US presidential apology and their influence on minority participation in biomedical research. Am J Public Health. 2008 Jun;98(6):1137-1142. Pubmedid: 17901437. Pmcid: PMC2377291.
  • Katz RV, Green BL, Kressin NR, Claudio C, Wang MQ, Russell SL. Willingness of minorities to participate in biomedical studies: confirmatory findings from a follow-up study using the Tuskegee Legacy Project Questionnaire. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 Sep;99(9):1052-1060. Pubmedid: 17913117. Pmcid: PMC2139897.
  • Ross L, Kohler C, Grimley D, Green B, Anderson-Lewis C. Toward a model of prostate cancer information seeking: identifying salient behavioral and normative beliefs among African American men. Health Educ Behav. 2007 Jun;34(3):422-440. Pubmedid: 17142243.
  • Claudio C, Katz RV, Green BL, Kressin NR, Wang MQ, Russell SL. Cancer screening participation: comparative willingness of San Juan Puerto Ricans versus New York City Puerto Ricans. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 May;99(5):542-549. Pubmedid: 17534012. Pmcid: PMC2139896.
  • McCallum JM, Arekere DM, Green BL, Katz RV, Rivers BM. Awareness and knowledge of the U.S. Public Health Service syphilis study at Tuskegee: implications for biomedical research. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2006 Nov;17(4):716-733. Pubmedid: 17242526. Pmcid: PMC1828138.
  • Katz RV, Kegeles SS, Kressin NR, Green BL, Wang MQ, James SA, Russell SL, Claudio C. The Tuskegee Legacy Project: willingness of minorities to participate in biomedical research. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2006 Nov;17(4):698-715. Pubmedid: 17242525. Pmcid: PMC1780164.
  • Quinn S, Green B. Eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities: a call for innovative research. Health Educ Behav. 2006 Aug;33(4):437-439. Pubmedid: 16878352.
  • Gambescia S, Woodhouse L, Auld M, Green B, Quinn S, Airhihenbuwa C. Framing a Transdisciplinary Research Agenda in Health Education to addressHealth Disparities and Social Inequities: a road map for SOPHE action. Health Educ Behav. 2006 Aug;33(4):531-537. Pubmedid: 16769759.
  • Green B, Quinn S. Addressing the challenges of eliminating health disparities: the need for a transdisciplinary approach. Health Promot Pract. 2006 Jul;7(3):296-298. Pubmedid: 16940024.
  • Green BL, Lewis RK, Bediako SM. Reducing and eliminating health disparities: a targeted approach. J Natl Med Assoc. 2005 Jan;97(1):25-30. Pubmedid: 15719868. Pmcid: PMC2568579.
  • Green B, Lewis R, Wang M, Person S, Rivers B. Powerlessness, destiny, and control: the influence on health behaviors of African Americans. J Community Health. 2004 Feb;29(1):15-27. Pubmedid: 14768932.
  • Katz RV, Kegeles SS, Green BL, Kressin NR, James SA, Claudio C. The Tuskegee Legacy Project: history, preliminary scientific findings, and unanticipated societal benefits. Dent Clin North Am. 2003 Jan;47(1):1-19. Pubmedid: 12519002. Pmcid: PMC1408070.
  • Bynum SA, Davis JL, Green BL, Katz RV. Unwillingness to participate in colorectal cancer screening: examining fears, attitudes, and medical mistrust in an ethnically diverse sample of adults 50 years and older. Am J Health Promot. 26(5):295-300. Pubmedid: 22548424. Pmcid: PMC3807238.
  • Russell SL, Katz RV, Wang MQ, Lee R, Green BL, Kressin NR, Claudio C. Belief in AIDS origin conspiracy theory and willingness to participate in biomedical research studies: findings in whites, blacks, and Hispanics in seven cities across two surveys. HIV Clin Trials. 12(1):37-47. Pubmedid: 21388939. Pmcid: PMC3778447.
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