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Robert C. Green, MD, MPH
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Geneticist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Director, Genomes2People Research Program

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Genetics
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115


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Research Narrative:

Robert C. Green, MD, MPH is a medical geneticist and physician-scientist who directs the G2P Research Program in translational genomics and health outcomes in the Division of Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

 Dr. Green is principal investigator of the NIH-funded REVEAL Study, in which a cross-disciplinary team has conducted 4 separate multi-center randomized clinical trials since 2000, collectively enrolling 1100 individuals in order to explore emerging themes in translational genomics. Dr. Green also co-directs the NIH-funded PGen Study, one of the first prospective studies of direct-to-consumer genetic testing services. He is principal investigator of the MedSeq Project, the first NIH-funded randomized trial to explore the use of whole genome sequencing in the clinical practice of medicine and co-directs the BabySeq Project, the first NIH-funded trial of sequencing in newborns. The MedSeq and BabySeq Projects apply genome sequencing both in patients who are affected with hereditary disease and in those who are healthy, in order to study downstream impact on health, behavior and health care costs.

Dr. Green is currently Associate Director for Research of the Partners Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, a Board Member of the Council for Responsible Genetics and a member of the Informed Cohort Oversight Boards for both the Children’s Hospital Boston Gene Partnership Program and the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. He was the lead author of the recently published recommendations from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics for management of incidental findings in clinical sequencing.


Education:
Emory University School of Public Health, 2000, MPH
University of Virginia Medical School, 1980, MD
Amherst College, 1976, BA

Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Lane WJ, Vege S, Mah HH, Lomas-Francis C, Aguad M, Smeland-Wagman R, Koch C, Killian JM, Gardner CL, De Castro M, Lebo MS, Kaufman RM, Green RC, Westhoff CM. Automated typing of red blood cell and platelet antigens from whole exome sequences. Transfusion. 2019 Aug 08.

2. Bélisle-Pipon JC, Vayena E, Green RC, Cohen IG. Genetic testing, insurance discrimination and medical research: what the United States can learn from peer countries. Nat Med. 2019 Aug; 25(8):1198-1204.

3. Minor S, Green R, Jessula S. Crash testing the dummy: a review of in situ trauma simulation at a Canadian tertiary centre Can J Surg. 2019 Aug 01; 62(4):243-248.

4. Machini K, Ceyhan-Birsoy O, Azzariti DR, Sharma H, Rossetti P, Mahanta L, Hutchinson L, McLaughlin H, Green RC, Lebo M, Rehm HL. Analyzing and Reanalyzing the Genome: Findings from the MedSeq Project. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Jul 03; 105(1):177-188.

5. Robinson JO, Wynn J, Biesecker B, Biesecker LG, Bernhardt B, Brothers KB, Chung WK, Christensen KD, Green RC, McGuire AL, Hart MR, Griesemer I, Patrick DL, Rini C, Veenstra D, Cronin AM, Gray SW. Psychological outcomes related to exome and genome sequencing result disclosure: a meta-analysis of seven Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) Consortium studies. Genet Med. 2019 Jun 13.

6. Hart MR, Biesecker BB, Blout CL, Christensen KD, Amendola LM, Bergstrom KL, Biswas S, Bowling KM, Brothers KB, Conlin LK, Cooper GM, Dulik MC, East KM, Everett JN, Finnila CR, Ghazani AA, Gilmore MJ, Goddard KAB, Jarvik GP, Johnston JJ, Kauffman TL, Kelley WV, Krier JB, Lewis KL, McGuire AL, McMullen C, Ou J, Plon SE, Rehm HL, Richards CS, Romasko EJ, Sagardia AM, Spinner NB, Thompson ML, Turbitt E, Vassy JL, Wilfond BS, Veenstra DL, Berg JS, Green RC, Biesecker LG, Hindorff LA. Correction: Secondary findings from clinical genomic sequencing: prevalence, patient perspectives, family history assessment, and health-care costs from a multisite study. Genet Med. 2019 May; 21(5):1261-1262.

7. Tansley G, Schuurman N, Bowes M, Erdogan M, Green R, Asbridge M, Yanchar N. Effect of predicted travel time to trauma care on mortality in major trauma patients in Nova Scotia Can J Surg. 2019 Apr 01; 62(2):123-130.

8. Zoltick ES, Linderman MD, McGinniss MA, Ramos E, Ball MP, Church GM, Leonard DGB, Pereira S, McGuire AL, Caskey CT, Sanderson SC, Schadt EE, Nielsen DE, Crawford SD, Green RC. Predispositional genome sequencing in healthy adults: design, participant characteristics, and early outcomes of the PeopleSeq Consortium. Genome Med. 2019 02 27; 11(1):10.

9. Jessula S, Asbridge M, Romao R, Green R, Yanchar NL. Where to start? Injury prevention priority scores in Canadian children. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 May; 54(5):968-974.

10. Ceyhan-Birsoy O, Murry JB, Machini K, Lebo MS, Yu TW, Fayer S, Genetti CA, Schwartz TS, Agrawal PB, Parad RB, Holm IA, McGuire AL, Green RC, Rehm HL, Beggs AH. Interpretation of Genomic Sequencing Results in Healthy and Ill Newborns: Results from the BabySeq Project. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Jan 03; 104(1):76-93.