B. Lee Green, Ph.D.
Vice President, Moffitt Diversity
Senior Member, Health Outcomes & Behavior
Co-Director, Center for Equal Health

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Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612-9416
Mail Stop: MBC-Diversity

P: (813) 745-6136
F: (813) 745-6525
Email: Lee.Green@moffitt.org

Research Interests: Health Disparities;
Community-Based Participatory Research; Clinical Trials Participation; Cancer Disparities


As a young child, B. Lee Green knew the devastating impact of poor health on his family.  He often tells the story of his grandmother who suffered severely from diabetes.  She had to have both of her legs amputated as a result of the diabetes.  During this time Lee was involved in the caretaking of his grandmother and to this day he is guided by those memories.  There is a quote that says – “statistics are real people with the tears wiped away”.  As Lee investigates issues related to health gaps in this country he continues to keep the image of his grandmother front and center.  This prevents him from looking at data as just data but as real people behind every single data point. 

Lee is a Senior Member, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Health Outcomes and Behavior Program and Vice President, Moffitt Diversity.  He is recognized for his work in the area of cancer health disparities with particular interest in education, knowledge and awareness among minority populations.  His interest also includes community based participatory research as well as minority participation in clinical trials and research studies. 

At Moffitt, Dr. Green is responsible for ensuring that the Cancer Center is responsive to diversity issues.  The vision is to create a culture of diversity and inclusion as the Cancer Center strives to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

Green is married (Sheila) and has two children (Kamaria and Lee III).  He was born and raised in St. Mary’s Georgia.  His favorite activities are golf, reading, and cycling.