Paul Brown is a Professor of Health Economics and Public Health at the University of California, Merced. Professor Brown received his PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and has held academic positions at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, The University of Auckland (New Zealand), the Auckland University of Technology, the University of North Carolina, and (since 2011) at the University of California, Merced. He was the founding member of the Department of Public Health and the founding Director of the Health Sciences Research Institute at UC Merced. His research interests include examining the ways that health economic information is used by agencies in public health decision making and using behavioral health economics to understand health decision making and designing public health interventions. He uses a variety of methodologies, including discrete choice experiments, cost effectiveness and return on investment analyses, and econometric techniques with hospital data.
Paul Brown is a 2022 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems program, managed by AcademyHealth.