Carmen Green, M.D.
Associate Vice President & Associate Dean for Health Equity & Inclusion
Carmen R. Green, M.D., is a professor of Anesthesiology, with joint appointments in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health. She also holds positions at the U-M Institute for Social Research.
The first to hold this newly created dual role, she reports to both the dean of the Medical School and the CEO of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers – a sign of the post’s strategic importance to the entire U-M Health System. She leads UMHS efforts to find and address inequities in care, education, and research in Michigan and beyond, and to create an equitable pathway for individuals entering health careers, especially those who are underrepresented in health care.
She graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, did her residency and fellowship training in anesthesiology and pain medicine, and joined the faculty at the U-M Medical School as an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.
Her research focuses on pain management outcomes, physician decision-making, and access to care – and has documented disparities due to age, race, gender, and class across the lifespan. She has also found community-based structural barriers to health and pain care, including clear disparities in access to pain medication for blacks, women and low-income individuals with chronic pain. Her leadership in developing and diversifying the health professional pipeline includes service on faculty and advisory boards for programs designed to achieve a critical mass of minorities and women in biomedical science.
She has been selected for several fellowships focusing on aging, health care and health policy, including the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies -- where she worked as a health policy analyst on the U.S. Senate’s Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Children and Families Subcommittee. She is an elected fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Association of University Anesthesiologists. Her work has informed the policy agenda and she has provided expert testimony to state and federal entities.
Green has held a number of leadership positions within U-M, the region and the nation. Nationally, she has served in leadership roles with the American Pain Society and is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Healthcare Services board, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee, the Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Council, the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research board, the Governor’s advisory committee on Pain and Symptom Management, and the American Cancer Society’s Council for Extramural Affairs.
Carmen R. Green, M.D.
4120 Medical Science Building 1
1301 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5624