Lawrence D Brown

Lawrence D Brown, PhD

  • ADJUNCT PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy

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.


BA, Harvard College

PhD, Harvard University