Dr. Jeffrey 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 Research Director of the Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease program at DPM and Associate Director of the FDA’s Sentinel project. Dr. Brown is a health services researcher with expertise in pharmacoepidemiology and medical product safety research and surveillance. His primary research interests target the use of electronic health data to generate actionable evidence for decision-making, with a specific focus on the development of approaches to facilitate multi-institutional medical product safety surveillance and research.
Dr. Brown is the inventor and Chief Product Officer of PopMedNet, an open-source software platform that facilitates the creation and operation of large-scale distributed health data networks. He is the co-lead of the PCORnet Distributed Research Network Operations Center, co-chair of the Informatics Core of the NCI Cancer Research Network, and co-lead of the EHR Core of the NIH Health Care System Research Collaboratory. Dr. Brown holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Tufts University and a PhD in Social Policy from Brandeis University. Jeff is an 8-time US national champion and 3-time world champion in Ultimate Frisbee and coached the Tufts Men’s Ultimate team for 20 years.