Dr. Darryl Brown serves as Director, Doctor of Public Health Program in Health Policy and Social Justice, and Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy, at Drexel University School of Public Health. He has taught at Arcadia University and Rutgers University Newark/University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey. His health care research experience is extensive, including work for the New Jersey Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics; InChord Communications-Health Process Management; University of Pennsylvania Medical School; and Temple University Health System. Research interests include patient-reported outcomes and quality of care research, cost and comparative effectiveness, quantitative and qualitative experimental design, and health outcomes. Funding for his research comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. His research is published in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations include the Health Outcomes Group, Wyeth Pharmacetuicals as well as national association meetings. Dr. Brown serves as a reviewer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; National Institutes of Health; and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His degrees include a B.S. in Community Development from Pennsylvania State University, an M.P.A. in Health Policy & Management from New York University Wagner School of Public Service; and a Ph.D. in Health Services & Outcomes Research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
2002 Project Director, Study of the impact of an After-hours Medical Call Center on the Patient-Physician Relationship, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: to conduct a randomized controlled trial of an after-hours nurse-advice call center in primary care practices of the University of Pennsylvania. The project evaluated the cost-effectiveness of access to a telephone nurse relative to patient satisfaction, symptom relief, and productivity.
2002 Data Analyst, Measuring Patient Satisfaction in Low Literacy Populations, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: to examine patients’ assessment of primary care received in
Medicaid HMOs using the Community Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS 2.0) survey. The impact of low literacy was tested by administering the survey in 3 formats: written version in English or
Pauly MV, Hillman AL, Kim MS, Brown DR. Competitive Behavior in the HMO Marketplace. Health Affairs. Vol. 21(1): 194-202; 2002.
Hansen SM, Hartz WH, Brown DR. A model for an outpatient imaging center. European Journal of Radiology 16: 20-25; 1992.
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