Edward C. Green

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Edward C. Green

Research Professor


Edward C. Green is an applied and medical anthropologist and a GW alumnus. Dr. Green heads the New Paradigm Research Fund, an organization that identifies, develops, and shares models for improving health and well-being in under-served populations around the world. He has been a Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health and director of the AIDS Prevention Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. He has worked for over 30 years in international development. Much of Dr. Green’s work since the latter 1980s has been on AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, primarily in Africa.

Winner of 2004 Philly Lutaaya Award “for leadership role in increasing AIDS awareness through education, and looking at prevention from an African perspective." Awarded by President Yoweri Museveni, Uganda North American Association.

Serves or served on boards such as the Presidential Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS (2003-2007), the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, National Institutes of Health (2003-2006), and Medical Care Development (2001-present), among others.

Research only.


Last updated August 30, 2017

See Dr. Green's CV for a complete list of publications..

The National Anthropological Archives hold the Edward C. Green Papers, ca. 1975-2015.

Selected Books

2011  Green, E.C and A. Herling Ruark. AIDS, Behavior, and Culture: Understanding Evidence-Based Prevention. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

2011  Green, E.C. Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World. Polipoint Press & Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

2006  Green, E.C, and A. Herling Ruark. The ABC Approach to Prevention: The Sexual Transmission of HIV. McLean, VA: CCIH and Medical Service Corporation International.

2003  Green, E.C. Rethinking AIDS Prevention. Westport, CT: Praeger.

1999  Green, E.C. Indigenous Theories of Contagious Disease.  Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press & London: Sage Press.

1996  Green, E.C. Indigenous Healers and the African State. NY: Pact Publications.

1994  Green, E.C. AIDS and STDs in Africa: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Healers and Modern Medicine.  Boulder, CO, and Oxford, U.K.: Westview Press, 1994. South African ed. published by Univ. of Natal Press.

1986  Green, E.C. (ed.). Practicing Development Anthropology. Boulder, CO, and Oxford, UK: Westview Press.

Ph.D. 1974, Catholic University of America

M.A. 1968, Northwestern University

B.A. 1967, The George Washington University