Derek S. Brown

Brown School (Public Health, Social Work, and Public Policy), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Dr. Derek Brown is an associate professor and health economist in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Brown’s research fields include economic studies of: 1)Medicaid health policy, 2)child maltreatment (child abuse and neglect), 3)health preference research and discrete choice experiments (DCEs)), and 4)economic evaluation in public health and social policy.

The goal of his work is to improve valuation of health outcomes and policies and to promote better economic evaluation of public health policies. These objectives in turn help to improve access to health care for vulnerable populations and the allocation of scarce health care resources.

Dr. Brown’s work has been funded by grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Washington University in St. Louis, and other organizations.

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 research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals. At Washington University in St. Louis, his teaches courses in health economics, benefit-cost analysis, quantitative methods in health policy analysis, and statistical programming.

Article Published in Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy
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Terms of Appointment: February 2019 - January 2021