Timothy T. Brown PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor, Health Economics
Associate Director for Research, Berkeley Center for Health Technology
  • PhD - Health Services and Policy Analysis, UC Berkeley, 1999
  • MA - Economics, California State University, Hayward, 1991
  • BS - Business Administration, California State University, Hayward, 1987
  • PH 226B: Microeconomics of Health Care Policy
  • PH 231A: Analytic Methods for Health Policy and Management
Research Interests: 
  • Public health systems and services
  • Chronic pain
  • Health insurance design
  • Social capital and health
Selected Publications: 

Robinson JC, Whaley C, Brown TT. Reference Pricing, Consumer Cost Sharing, and Insurer Spending for Advanced Imaging Tests. Medical Care 2016. July 29 [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000000605

Robinson JC, Whaley C, Brown TT. Association of Reference Pricing for Diagnostic Laboratory Testing with Changes in Patient Choices, Prices, and Total Spending for Diagnostic Tests. JAMA Internal Medicine 2016 Sep 1;176(9):1353-9.

Brown TT. Returns to Investment in California County Departments of Public Health. American Journal of Public Health. 2016 Aug 106(8): 1477-1482. AJPH 2016 Editor’s Choice Award for Best Paper of the Year. 

Robinson JC, Brown TT, Whaley C, Finlayson E. Association of reference payment for colonoscopy with consumer choices, insurer spending, and procedural complications. JAMA internal medicine. 2015 Nov 1;175(11):1783-9.

Robinson JC, Brown TT, Whaley C, Bozic K. Consumer Choice between Hospital-Based and Freestanding Facilities for Arthroscopy: Impact On Prices, Spending, And Surgical Complications. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2015 Sep 16; 97(18): 1473 -1481.

Brown TT, Robinson JC. Reference Pricing with Endogenous or Exogenous Payment Limits: Impacts on Insurer and Consumer Spending. Health Economics. Early View. Article first published online: 22 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/hec.3181

Brown TT. The Subjective Well‐Being Method of Valuation: An Application to General Health Status. Health services research. 2015. 50(6): 1996-2018.

Robinson JC, Brown TT, Whaley C. Reference-Based Benefit Design Changes Consumer Choices and Employer Payments for Ambulatory Surgery. Health Affairs. 2015. 34(3): 415-422.

Robinson JC, Brown TT. Hospital Cost Control Opportunities: Medical Device Purchasing and Patient Discharge Planning. American Journal of Managed Care. 2014, 20(9): e418-e424.

Brown TT, Martinez-Gutierrez MS, Navab B. The Impact of Changes in County Public Health Expenditures on General Health in the Population. Health Economics, Policy and Law. 2014, 9(3): 251-269.

Brown TT. How Effective Are Public Health Departments at Preventing Mortality? Economics & Human Biology 2014, 13: 34-45. Online First in 2013. AcademyHealth 2014 PHSR Article of the Year.

Brown TT, Hong JS, Scheffler RM. Evaluating the Impact of California’s Full Service Partnership Program Using a Multidimensional Measure of Outcomes. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 2014, 41(3):390-400.

Robinson JC, Brown TT. Increases in Consumer Cost Sharing Redirect Patient Volumes and Reduce Hospital Prices for Orthopedic Surgery. Health Affairs 2013, 32(8): 1-8.

Yoon J, Bruckner TA, Brown TT. Client Characteristics that Influence Recovery in California's Comprehensive Community Mental Health Programs. American Journal of Public Health. 2013, 103(10): e89-95.

Brown TT. A Monetary Valuation of Individual Religious Behavior: The Case of Prayer. Applied Economics 2013, 45(15), 2031-2037.

Brown TT, Chung JJ, Choi S, Scheffler RM, Adams N. The Impact of California’s Full Service Partnership Program on Mental Health Related Emergency Department Visits. Psychiatric Services 2012, 63(8), 802-807.

Bruckner TA, Kim Y, Chakravarthy B, Brown TT. Voluntary Psychiatric Emergencies in Los Angeles County after California’s Mental Health Services Act. Psychiatric Services 2012, 63(8), 808-814.

Brown TT, Pourat N, Glassman P, Chung J, Nicholson G, Hong J. Access to Dental Care and the Capacity of the California Dental Care System. Journal of the California Dental Association 2012, 40(3): 251-258.

Brown TT, Hong J. The Impact of Additional Dental Providers in the Dental Labor Market on the Income of Private Practice Dentists. Journal of the California Dental Association 2012, 40(3): 239-249.

Ronconi L, Brown TT, Scheffler RM. Social Capital and Self-Rated Health in Argentina. Health Economics 2012, 21(2): 201-208.

Profile Updated: November 14, 2018