Larry A. Green, MD
ACT Program Director
Larry Green is Professor of Family Medicine and the Epperson-Zorn Chair for Innovation in Family Medicine and Primary Care at the University of Colorado Denver. He was born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma, graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a major in psychology. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, he did his residency in family medicine in Rochester, New York at Highland Hospital and the University of Rochester.
He practiced medicine in Van Buren, Arkansas, in the National Health Service Corps, before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado. He has remained a faculty member there throughout his career, during which he has served in various roles, including practicing physician, residency program director, developer of practice-based research networks, and department chair.
In 1999 he became the founding director of the Robert Graham Center, a research policy center sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians focused on family medicine and primary care, in Washington, D.C. He served on the Steering Committee of the Future of Family Medicine Project that propelled the patient-centered medical home forward. He directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Prescription for Health national program focused on incorporating health behavior change in redesigned primary care practices.
He is a founding board member for Partnership 2040, a community based participatory research enterprise in the Denver area, and chair of the Council overseeing the community engagement component of the Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute funded by the National Institutes of Health. He directs Advancing Care Together, a practice redesign initiative intended to learn about integrating care for people with emotional and behavioral problems.
He is a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, and co-chair of the Steering Committee for Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice, a national comparative case study of family medicine residency innovations. He is a past-chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties, and a member of the Institute of Medicine.