Michelle Green

Senior Vice President and Commercial Project Oversight

Why I joined Emmes

I was working in Boston early in my career and decided to move to the Washington area. I’d heard about Emmes, reached out, and quickly found a home here. Emmes has been a perfect fit for me, because I’ve been given opportunities to grow within the organization, to follow my interests and make my own path. One of the benefits of working for a growing company is the opportunity to try on different hats and take on new roles.

How I describe our firm to other people

First, I tell them what we do: high-quality clinical research. Then, I say that we provide dedicated teams to support our clients’ needs from statistical consulting to full-service clinical trial support. From day one, I’ve been surrounded with high-energy, collaborative team members, passionate about public health, and energized by problem solving.

A bit about me

My husband and I have two school-age daughters. We enjoy hitting the beach and cooking together. My weekends are usually spent at the soccer field. What would I do with more free time? More reading and traveling.

A career highlight

On the research side, I’d say that coordinating and winning proposals for vaccine and infectious disease studies have been proud moments. My favorite part about leading projects is when we’re bringing the team together and organizing a study’s launch. I’ve also found that mentoring staff, both formally and informally, gives me great personal satisfaction. I love the fact that staff who initially joined Emmes as my interns have been hired and promoted in to senior data and project manager roles.

The best part about working here

The people. They’re passionate and they’re committed to the goals of our client teams. Our mindset is not to do something just because someone asks us to. It’s how we can bring creative solutions to a problem and give our customers great service.

My background

After some teaching assistant and research assistant jobs during college and my first full-time position at Brigham & Woman’s Hospital, I started at Emmes as a data manager. After five years, I began managing projects. I became a clinical research manager in 2011 and director of Emmes’ research unit operations in 2016.


M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University
M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University
B.S., psychology, Carnegie Mellon University