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Darryl Brown, PhD

Darryl Brown

Associate Teaching Professor
Health Management and Policy
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PhD, Health Services & Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
MPA, Health Policy & Management, New York University
BS, Community Development, Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Darryl Brown serves as Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. He teaches courses in health economics, health care management, health care policy, health inequality, health outcomes research and principles of assessment.

Dr. Brown is a reviewer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is also an editorial peer reviewer for Health Equity and the Journal of Racial and Health Disparities.

Dr. Brown's health care research experience includes serving as health economist, co-investigator on community-based research projects with faculty colleagues in the Dornsife School of Public Health and Drexel College of Medicine. At the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Dr. Brown directed cost-effectiveness studies in diabetes disease management and patient-provider communication. His professional experience also includes comparative effectiveness research in pharmaceutical outcomes for Genentech, Inc. and Galderma Laboratories.

Dr. Brown has also held administrative positions at the New Jersey Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics and the Temple University Health System.

Research Interests

  • Health Services Research
  • Healthcare Administration and Management
  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Health Disparities
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Managed Care
  • Urban Health


Jani, S. R., Brown, D., Berhane, Z., Peter, N., Solecki, S., & Turchi, R. (2018). Urban college student self-report of hookah use with health care providers. Journal of American College Health, 1-9. 

Vaughn, N. A., Brown, D., Reyes, B. O., Wyatt, C., Arnold, K. T., Dalianis, E., ... & Grant, M. (2018, March). A 40-Day Journey to Better Health: Utilizing the Daniel Fast to Improve Health Outcomes in Urban Church-Based Settings. Healthcare (Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 25). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. 

Walker DM, Robbins JM, Brown, DR, Zekarias, B. Improving Processes of Care for Overweight and Obese Children: Evidence from the 215-GO Program in Philadelphia Health Centers. Public Health Reports. Vol. 129: 303-309; 2014

Pauly MV, Hillman AL, Kim MS, Brown DR. Competitive Behavior in the HMO Marketplace. Health Affairs. Vol. 21(1): 194-202; 2002.

Hansen SM, Hartz WH, Brown DR. A model for an outpatient imaging center. European Journal of Radiology 16: 20-25; 1992.