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.
Green is married (Sheila) and has
two children (Kamaria and Lee III).
He was born and raised in