Health Research (New Jersey)
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
PO Box 2393
Princeton, NJ 08543
Randall Brown, PhD, is an expert in health care policy issues related to care for the chronically ill, long-term care, managed care, and quality of care. His work has dealt primarily with Medicare and Medicaid populations. Dr. Brown, who oversees health services research in Mathematica's New Jersey office, is nationally known for his evaluations of care coordination and disease management programs for Medicare beneficiaries, as well as studies of long-term care issues and Medicare managed care. As area leader for the firm’s work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2000 to 2007, he oversaw scores of studies funded by this agency. He has also directed studies for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Kaiser Family Foundation. His current work includes designing and directing additional evaluations of disease management and coordinated care programs, and he directs a major study for the Minnesota Department of Health to develop rankings of all hospitals and physician practices on the quality and cost efficiency of their health care services. He is also principal investigator for Mathematica’s evaluation of a long-term care program that provides transitional support to enable Medicaid beneficiaries in institutions to return to the community. Dr. Brown, who has been with the firm since 1977, has prepared five reports to Congress, briefed congressional staff, published in peer-reviewed journals, and made numerous presentations at professional meetings. He has also served on Mathematica’s board of directors and on the board of directors for the Center for Studying Health System Change, an affiliate of the company that analyzes change in the U.S. health care system. He has participated in numerous advisory boards and expert panels for federal government agencies and foundations. He has a PhD degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin.