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Lawrence Brown

  • ADJUNCT PROFESSOR Population Health Science and Policy
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  • B.A., Harvard College

  • Ph.D., Harvard University


    Lawrence D. Brown is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Population Health Science & Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  He also holds the title of Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. 

    He is the Academic Director of the Masters Program in Healthcare Delivery Leadership within the Mount Sinai School of Biomedical Sciences.  In this role, he will develop the curriculum, recruit faculty and oversee the core curriculum on health policy as well as mentoring faculty and students about the critical questions of healthcare delivery reform in the 21st century.

    A political scientist, he received his Ph.D. in government at Harvard University in 1973.  After positions at Harvard, the Brookings Institution, and the University of Michigan, in 1988 he came to Columbia, where he chaired the Department of Health Policy and Management for ten years and the university‚Äôs Public Policy Consortium for three years.  He is the author of Politics and Health Care Organizations: HMOs as Federal Policy (Brookings Institution, 1983) and of articles on the political dimensions of community cost containment, expansion of coverage for the uninsured, national health reform, the role of analysis in the formation of health policy, and cross-national health policy. Dr. Brown edited the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law for five years, has served on several national advisory committees for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has an RWJ Investigators in Health Policy award, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine.


Gelijns AC, Russo MJ, Hong KN, Brown LD, Ascheim DD, Moskowitz AJ. Dynamics of device innovation: implications for assessing value. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2013 Oct; 29(4): 365-73Doi: 10.1017/S0266462313000561.

Brown LD, Gusmano MK. Introduction: evaluation in analytic theory and political practice. J Health Polit Policy Law 2013 Dec; 38(6): 1071-9. Doi: 10.1215/03616878-2373139. Epub 2013 Aug 23.

Brown LD. Stealing on insensibly: end of life politics in the United States. Health Econ Policy Law 2012 Oct; 7(4): 467-83. Doi: 10.1017/S1744133112000254.

Brown LD. The fox and the grapes: is real reform beyond reach in the United States?. J Health Polit Policy Law 2012 Aug; 37(4): 587-609. Doi: 10.1215/03616878-1597439. Epub 2012 Mar 30.

Brown LD. The elements of surprise: how health reform happened. J Health Polit Policy Law 2011 Jun; 36(3): 419-27. Doi: 10.1215/03616878-1271045. No abstract available.

Brown LD. Pedestrian paths: why path-dependence theory leaves health policy analysis lost in space. J Health Polit Policy Law 2010 Aug; 35(4): 643-61. Doi: 10.1215/03616878-2010-020.

Sparer MS, Brown LD, Jacobs LR. Exploring the concept of single payer. J Health Polit Policy Law 2009 Aug; 34(4): 447-51. Doi: 10.1215/03616878-2009-010. No abstract available.

Brown LD. The amazing noncollapsing U.S. health care system--is reform finally at hand?. N Engl J Med 2008 Jan; 358(4): 325-7. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp0708600.

Brown LD. Health determinants, policy indeterminacy?. Health Econ Policy Law 2006 Oct; 1(Pt 4): 409-14. Doi: 10.1017/S1744133106006013. No abstract available.

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