Lawrence W. Green DrPH, DSc

Lawrence Green

Title: Public Health Educator
Company: University of California, San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Lawrence Green, Professor Emeritus at the University of California San Francisco, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public health education.

Initially interested in becoming a dentist due to his admiration of his uncle, Dr. Green soon realized that was not the path he wanted to follow. Possessing an interest in population issues as opposed to individual health, he decided to pursue a career in public health. He attended the University of California Berkeley and earned a Bachelor of Science in 1962. Shortly thereafter, he secured both an MPH and DrPH from the renowned institution, in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

At the start of his career, Dr. Green worked as a project associate for the Ford Foundation in Dacca, Bangladesh, between 1963 and 1965, later serving his alma mater as a lecturer from 1968 to 1970. He was hired by the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore, where he held several posts during his tenure with the institution. Between 1970 and 1981, he contributed as an assistant professor, associate professor, professor, assistant dean, and head of the division of health education. Subsequently, he worked as director of the United States Officeof Health Information and Health Promotion in Washington, DC from 1979 to 1981. As he continued to advance through his career, Dr. Green served as a visiting lecturer for the Harvard University Center for Health Policy, as the director and professor of the Center for Health Promotion Research at the University of Texas, Houston, and as the vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, from 1988 to 1991.

After serving as a professor and director of the Institute of Health Promotion Research for the University of British Columbia in 1999, Dr. Green found success as the director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center of Global Tobacco Control with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. During his time with the CDC, he also acted as director of the Office of Science and Extramural Research, until his departure in 2004. Moreover, Dr. Green taught at the University of California San Francisco from 2005 until his retirement in 2015. Currently, he continues to hold the esteemed designation of professor emeritus at UC San Francisco.

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