Lawrence W. Green, Dr.P.H., D.Sc.(Hon)
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Medicine
University of California at San Francisco
Before joining the University of California, San Francisco in 2005, Professor Green was Director of the Office of Science and Extramural Research and Director of the World Health Organization Global Tobacco Control Collaborating Center for the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Green has been on the full-time public health and/or medical faculties at Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Texas, and the University of British Columbia. He was the first Director of the federal Office of Health Promotion under the Carter Administration, and a Vice President of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He has published several books and over 300 articles on program planning, evidence and evaluation issues in health services, health promotion and public health. He served on the founding U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and now on the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. He is now Associate Editor of the Annual Reviews of Public Health, and on the Editorial Boards of 13 other journals. His awards include the highest distinctions of the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Health Behavior, the International Union for Health Promotion and Education, the American Association for the Advancement of Health Education, the Society for Public Health Education, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Alumnus of the Year, and an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Green was elected in 2009 to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and has chaired several IOM committees, most recently one on Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts.