Richard Greene is the chair of the Kessler Foundation Institutional Review Board, a committee whose function is to protect the rights and safety of research subjects in studies carried out at Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Children’s Specialized Hospital. All studies involving human subjects carried out at these three institutions must first be approved by the Kessler Foundation IRB.
Dr. Greene received his MD degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a PhD in molecular biology from M.I.T. Most of his career has been spent as a manager of research programs. He directed the national research program for the VA healthcare system in the decade of the 1980s. In the 1990s he was the first director of the national outcomes research program in the Department of Health and Human Services in what was then called the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Dr. Greene has held academic positions at Columbia University Medical Center and at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has published research papers in the areas of molecular biology and health policy research.