Professor Brown is well known for his expertise in evidence-informed policy making, health-care quality improvement, and health systems capacity-building and strategy. He also has extensive entrepreneurial and leadership experience in the private and public sectors, including in the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. Prior to serving as Dean of the DLSPH, he was Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and while in this role, he led numerous complex initiatives, made possible by his collaborative partnerships with other universities, hospitals, government and international agencies.
Prof. Brown has played a critical role in Ontario’s pandemic response, along with many DLSPH faculty members. He has worked collaboratively with the Ontario Premier and his cabinet on resilience and recovery measures and efforts. Prof. Brown is known in particular for his ability to clear complex hurdles to positive change in health care.