Clare C. Brown, Ph.D., M.P.H. serves as an Assistant Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Health Policy and Management Department in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She additionally serves as a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Medicaid Innovation in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Brown’s research focuses on understanding the impact of policies on access to healthcare, with an emphasis on evaluations of factors associated with racial and ethnic health disparities and adverse maternal and infant health outcomes. Dr. Brown has first-author publications in leading healthcare journals, such as Health Affairs, JAMA, Pediatrics, Women’s Health Issues, Obstetrics & Gynecology, among others. Her work has been highlighted in national news outlets, such as CNN, Washington Post, and Vox, and her findings have been used in policy-related materials, such as the White House Blueprint for addressing adverse maternal outcomes, March of Dimes report cards, MACPAC reports, ACOG recommendations, and a state-level Supreme Court decision. Most recently, Dr. Brown was awarded a K01 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to test algorithmic fairness of predictive models for low birthweight to make a case that algorithmically fair approaches are critically important for equitable population health management. 

Dr. Brown was selected as an NIMHD Health Disparities Research Scholar, as the recipient of the UAMS Chancellor’s Award for Community and/or Institutional Service, and as the recipient of a UAMS Dr. Edith Irby Jones Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. Dr. Brown has additionally received top teaching and service awards within multiple colleges in her University.

Dr. Brown received her MPH with a concentration in Health Policy and Management in 2015 and her PhD in Health Systems and Services Research with a concentration in health economics in 2018, both from UAMS.