Dr. Michael Green was appointed Brian Hennen Chair and Head of the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University for a five-year period beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Green is also an associate professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University and the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s University Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy. He is director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and associate director of research for the Department of Family Medicine and the Centre for Studies in Primary Care. He joined ICES as an adjunct scientist in 2009.
He has worked as a consultant for both the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Health Canada and has served on many professional and government expert committees including the Ontario Expert Panel on Wait Times in Primary Care, the Advisory Committee on Ontario’s Immunization System Review, the College of Family Physicians of Canada Aboriginal Health Working Group and Patient’s Medical Home Steering Committee, and Health Quality Ontario’s Primary Care Advisory Committee. He regularly serves on grant review panels, including CIHR’s Aboriginal Health Committee and new Foundation Scheme. He reviews for a wide range of journals and is on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine.
He completed his medical training at the University of British Columbia and his residency in Family Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Following eight years of active practice in Moose Factory, Ontario, including four years as chief of staff, he completed his MPH with a focus on health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
He moved to Queen’s University in 2003, where he has an active family practice, including intrapartum obstetrics, at the Queen’s Family Health Team. He also practiced in public health as a medical officer with Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch from 2003-2014. His research covers a broad range of health services and policy research areas with an emphasis on primary care, quality of care, equity in health, and aboriginal health and has been supported by major grants from CIHR and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Current major projects include Educating for Equity (Co-PI): a five-year CIHR funded project on diabetes care for Indigenous patients; FORGE-AHEAD: Transforming Indigenous Primary Health Care (Lead Evaluation and Methods Working Group) a five-year CIHR Community Based Primary Health Care Team Grant; and INSPIRE-PHC: Innovations Strengthening Primary Healthcare through Research a three-year Ontario MoHLTC Health Systems Research Fund program where he is co-lead of the Primary Healthcare Reform Project.