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Panelist: Carmen R. Green, MD
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Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Director, Pain Management Research
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Green is an associate professor of anesthesiology and director of pain management research, as well as a practicing anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician at the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School. She received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan-Flint, an M.D. from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and did an Anesthesiology residency and Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Green has received fellowships from the American Association of Medical Colleges Health Services Research Institute and the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), and was the inaugural Mayday Pain and Society fellow.

Dr. Green received tenure at the U-M and is nationally known for her research focusing on disparities in pain care and health care provider variability in pain management decision-making. She was the founding chair of the American Pain Society's special interest group for pain and disparities, guest editor for Pain Medicine's special issue on the unequal burden of pain, serves on the editorial board for several journals and has received many honors for her community service and research.  Dr. Green has a long-standing interest in health policy and health disparities, particularly in the area of disparities in pain assessment and management among minorities, women, and elderly people.  She was recently selected for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship (2006), a program administered by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

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