Jeff Brown, PhD

Associate Professor Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor and Director of Scientific Systems 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 Mini-Sentinel project. Dr. Brown is a health services researcher with expertise in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, with primary research activities involving the development of new methodologies and techniques to facilitate multi-institutional drug and vaccine safety surveillance using automated healthcare administrative and claims data, including the application of sequential analytic and data mining methodologies. Dr. Brown is the lead architect of PopMedNet (, an open-source software platform that facilitates the creation and operation of large-scale distributed health data networks. He is co-chair of the Informatics Core of the NCI Cancer Research Network and 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.