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E. Richard Brown

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E. Richard Brown

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
health policy, insurance, health systems, resource distribution, medicaid, SCHIP, immigration impact on health costs


E. Richard Brown, Ph.D. is the founder and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health. Professor Brown has studied and written extensively on disadvantaged populations' access to health care. His studies of health insurance coverage, the uninsured and eligibility for public programs have been used by California's governors, legislators and advocates in crafting health insurance legislation and programs. Professor Brown is the principal investigator for the California Health Interview Survey, one of the nation's largest ongoing health surveys. He also has served as a full-time senior consultant to the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform, as health policy adviser to two members of the United States Senate and on several National Academy of Science study committees. He is a past president of the American Public Health Association.

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