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Sarah Greene



Sarah Greene, MPH, is a consultant, researcher, and cancer survivor with expertise in learning
health systems, health communication, electronic health data, and patient-centered care. Much
of her career has been focused on building productive, sustainable multi-site research networks
that conducted applied research on cancer, mental health, aging, and communication. She
applies a versatile skillset and intellectual curiosity in the areas of digital health, evidence
mobilization, and community engagement, and is a recognized national leader in understanding
how to bridge research and healthcare delivery using a learning health systems approach. Her
perspectives are deeply informed by her recent experience with a cancer diagnosis and
successful treatment.
Ms. Greene’s current and recent consulting clients have included the National Academy of
Medicine, Trillium Health Partners, NORC, the National Cancer Institute, and Kaiser
Permanente. She was the inaugural Executive Director of the Health Care Systems Research
Network (HCSRN), a consortium of embedded research centers, where she led all of the
organization’s activities. Ms. Greene advises several large research institutes, state-based
health care improvement organizations, and research networks. Prior to leading the HCSRN,
Ms. Greene served as an Associate Director at PCORI, providing intellectual and organizational
leadership for PCORI’s National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, PCORnet®. She
held multiple positions at Group Health Cooperative (now Kaiser Permanente Washington),
including director, strategy and business development, and senior research associate on the
Group Health Research Institute faculty. Throughout her career, Ms. Greene has frequently
served in strategic planning, change management, and team development roles, and
complements these skills with strong technical capabilities including literature synthesis, survey
design, evaluation, and qualitative analysis. An accomplished writer and speaker with more than
170 publications and presentations, she has shared her work at the National Academy of
Medicine, American College of Cardiology, American Medical Informatics Association, and
AcademyHealth, among many other organizations. Ms. Greene received both her MPH and a
BA in Psychology and Italian from Indiana University and resides in Seattle.