B. Lee Green, Ph.D.
Vice President of Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications
B. Lee Green, Ph.D., is the vice president of Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications for Moffitt Cancer Center. He is also a professor in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program at Moffitt.
As VP for Diversity, Dr. Green is responsible for ensuring that Moffitt is responsive and actively creating a culture of diversity and inclusion as it strives to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. This includes addressing issues such as awareness and education of cancer prevention and control, community outreach activities, cultural competency, equity and inclusion issues, development of strong partnerships with community organizations and support for other key initiatives. In 2016, Moffitt was ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 10 Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations for fostering diversity and inclusion, based upon a rigorous, data-driven survey gauging detailed demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender at some of the largest U.S. employers.
In February of 2014, Dr. Green added the role of vice president for Public Relations and Strategic Communications with responsibility for guiding the institutional strategy for both internal and external communications. This involves fostering Moffitt’s positive reputation and image among the community it serves through media relations, community relations, social media, publications, and video production.
Dr. Green’s research interests focus on cancer health disparities, particularly minority participation in research studies. As a key member of various research teams throughout his career, Dr. Green has secured over $26 million in grants as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator or investigator to support these research endeavors. His work related to minority participation in research studies led to Dr. Green’s membership on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee and an invitation to the White House for the formal governmental apology.
Prior to joining Moffitt in 2006, he was an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. He was also the director of the Texas A&M University Center for the Study of Health Disparities. He serves on various national and regional advisory boards. Dr. Green received a joint Ph.D. from the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.