Professor of Health Economics and Public Health
Dr. Brown is a Health Economist/Health Services researcher. His research interests include a number of areas relevant to health services research and public health, including working with Public Health Departments in rural areas. Much of his work evaluates the effectiveness, return on investment, and cost effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving health for vulnerable populations, including people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or stroke, the frail elderly, and disabled members of the community. Other research uses discrete choice experiments to examine patient preferences and health care decision making. He works closely with health care providers and funders, including local health departments (LHDs) and regional healthcare providers. His work tends to involve multidisciplinary teams, and he has collaborations with research teams at a number of universities, including the Auckland University of Technology and the National University of Colombia in Bogota.