Mailing Address:

Harvard Medical School
Department of Population Medicine
133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 509-9986

Fax: (617) 859-9853

Staff Assistant:

Jenna Sills

Phone: (617) 509-9878

Jeff Brown, PhD

Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine (DPM) at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. He is a health services researcher with expertise in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, with primary research activities involving the development of new methodologies to facilitate multi-institutional medical product safety surveillance using electronic health data, including the application of sequential analytic and data mining methodologies. His expertise is in developing the infrastructure, systems and tools to establish interoperability to enable multi-site distributed querying of health data. He is Director of Data Group for the FDA’s Mini-Sentinel project, and has leadership responsibility for network development, implementation, and operation in several other large-scale distributed networks, including the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory, NCI Cancer Research Network, the ONC MDPHnet project, and the PCORI National Clinical Research Network (PCORnet). Dr. Brown is the lead architect of PopMedNet (, an open-source software platform that facilitates the creation and operation large-scale interoperable distributed health data networks. Dr. Brown holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Tufts University and a PhD in Social Policy from Brandeis University.  

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