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Derek Brown

Derek Brown

Associate Professor
PhD, Duke University
  • Areas of Focus:

  • Health economics
  • Medicaid
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Stated preference methods & health-related quality of life
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Derek Brown

Derek Brown’s research focuses on costs, access to care, quality, and disparities among Medicaid populations—including physician payment, housing instability, and child maltreatment. He also uses discrete choice experiments to analyze preferences for health care and outcomes, such as screening and vaccination. His goal with this work is to improve valuation of health outcomes and policies and to promote better economic evaluation of public health policies.

Brown teaches courses in health economics and health policy in the Master of Public Health program. In addition, Brown is a scholar in the Washington University Institute for Public Health, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, the Centene Center for Health Transformation, and the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention.

His research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Health Economics, Health Services Research, and Value in Health, among others. Prior to his faculty appointment, he was a research economist at Research Triangle Institute International.

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