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Shaping the Future

Robert Henry Brook, M.D., Sc.D.

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310-794-2268

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UCLA Med-Geri
BOX 951736, 911 Broxton Plz
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Medical Practice:

UCLA Medical Suites/Geriatrics
200 Medical Plaza, Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

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robert_brook@rand.org

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Director, Rand Health Program

Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management

Vice President, RAND

Professor, Department of Medicine

Member, CTSI

Research Education, Training, and Career Development Program (CTSI-ED)


A Short Biography:

Robert H. Brook holds the Distinguished Chair in Health Care Services at the RAND Corporation, where he previously served for 19 years as vice president and director of RAND Health. He is also Professor of Medicine and Health Services at UCLA and directs the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. He led the Health and Quality Group on the $80M Health Insurance Experiment and was co-principal investigator on the Health Services Utilization Study. He was the co-principal investigator on the only national study that has investigated, at a clinical level, how Medicare's prospective payment system affected the quality and outcome of acute hospital care. He was also the co-principal investigator on a joint activity of 12 academic medical centers, the American Medical Association, and RAND, the purpose of which was to develop appropriateness criteria and parameters for the use of procedures.

Brook is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Association of Physicians. In 2005, Brook won the Institute of Medicine's Gustav O. Lienhard Award, cited "as the individual who, more than any other, developed the science of measuring the quality of medical care and focused U.S. policymakers' attention on quality-of-care issues and their implications for the nation's health." He has been awarded the HRET Trust Award, the David E. Rogers Award of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Baxter Foundation Prize, the Rosenthal Foundation Award of the American College of Physicians, the Distinguished Health Services Researcher Award of the Association of Health Services Research, and the Robert J. Glaser Award of the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Brook received his M.D. and Sc.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Awards and Honors:

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Publications:

Lesser Lenard I, Kayekjian Karen, Velasquez Paz, Tseng Chi-Hong, Brook Robert H, Cohen Deborah A   Adolescent Purchasing Behavior at McDonald's and Subway The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2013; 41(5): .
Lawson Elise H, Louie Rachel, Zingmond David S, Brook Robert H, Hall Bruce L, Han Lein, Rapp Michael, Ko Clifford Y   A comparison of clinical registry versus administrative claims data for reporting of 30-day surgical complications Annals of surgery, 2012; 256(6): 973-81.
Coogan Patricia F, White Laura F, Jerrett Michael, Brook Robert D, Su Jason G, Seto Edmund, Burnett Richard, Palmer Julie R, Rosenberg Lynn   Air pollution and incidence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus in black women living in Los Angeles Circulation, 2012; 125(6): 767-72.
Lesser Lenard I, Hunnes Dana E, Reyes Phedellee, Arab Lenore, Ryan Gery W, Brook Robert H, Cohen Deborah A   Assessment of food offerings and marketing strategies in the food-service venues at California Children's Hospitals Academic pediatrics, 2012; 12(1): 62-7.
Lesser Lenard I, Cohen Deborah A, Brook Robert H   Changing eating habits for the medical profession JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2012; 308(10): 983-4.
Brook Robert H   Do physicians need a "shopping cart" for health care services? JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2012; 307(8): 791-2.
Brown W Virgil, Brook Robert, Hemphill Linda C, Moriarty Patrick M   The use of lipopheresis in the practice of clinical lipidology Journal of clinical lipidology, 2012; 6(2): 98-104.
Clarke Robin M A, Tseng Chi-hong, Brook Robert H, Brown Arleen F   Tool used to assess how well community health centers function as medical homes may be flawed Health affairs (Project Hope), 2012; 31(3): 627-35.
Brook Robert H   Two years and counting: how will the effects of the Affordable Care Act be monitored? JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2012; 307(1): 41-2.
Brook Robert H   Vision and persistence: changing the education of physicians is possible Journal of general internal medicine, 2012; 27(8): 890-1.
Springgate Benjamin F, Brook Robert H   Accountable care organizations and community empowerment JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2011; 305(17): 1800-1.
Brook Robert H   Can the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute become relevant to controlling medical costs and improving value? JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2011; 306(18): 2020-1.
Brook Robert H   Facts, facts, facts: what is a physician to do? JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2011; 306(4): 432-3.
Brook Robert H   Health services research and clinical practice JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2011; 305(15): 1589-90.
Brook Robert H   Is choice of physician and hospital an essential benefit? JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2011; 305(2): 195-6.
Brook Robert H   The role of physicians in controlling medical care costs and reducing waste JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2011; 306(6): 650-1.
Brook Robert H   A physician = emotion + passion + science JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 304(22): 2528-9.
Brook Robert H   Continuing medical education: let the guessing begin JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 303(4): 359-60.
Tseng Chien-Wen, Brook Robert H, Alexander G Caleb, Hixon Allen L, Keeler Emmett B, Mangione Carol M, Chen Randi, Jackson Eric A, Dudley R Adams   Health information technology and physicians' knowledge of drug costs The American journal of managed care, 2010; 16(4): e105-10.
Brook Robert H   Medical leadership in an increasingly complex world JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 304(4): 465-6.
Brook Robert H   Physician compensation, cost, and quality JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 304(7): 795-6.
Brook Robert H   Rights and responsibilities in health care: striking a balance JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 303(22): 2289-90.
Brook Robert H   The end of the quality improvement movement: long live improving value JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 304(16): 1831-2.
Brook Robert H, Young Roy T   The primary care physician and health care reform JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 303(15): 1535-6.
Brook Robert H   What if physicians actually had to control medical costs? JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 304(13): 1489-90.
Brook Robert H   Assessing the appropriateness of care--its time has come JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2009; 302(9): 997-8.
Grudzen Corita R, Elliott Marc N, Kerndt Peter R, Schuster Mark A, Brook Robert H, Gelberg Lillian   Condom use and high-risk sexual acts in adult films: a comparison of heterosexual and homosexual films American journal of public health, 2009; 99 Suppl 1(5): S152-6.
Brook Robert H   Disruption and innovation in health care JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2009; 302(13): 1465-6.
Tseng Chien-Wen, Dudley R Adams, Brook Robert H, Keeler Emmett, Hixon Allen L, Manlucu Luella R, Mangione Carol M   Elderly patients' knowledge of drug benefit caps and communication with providers about exceeding caps Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2009; 57(5): 848-54.
Bazzano Alicia T F, Mangione-Smith Rita, Schonlau Matthias, Suttorp Marika J, Brook Robert H   Off-label prescribing to children in the United States outpatient setting Academic pediatrics, 2009; 9(2): 81-8.
Brook Robert H   Possible outcomes of comparative effectiveness research JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2009; 302(2): 194-5.
Brook Robert H   Quality, transparency, and the US government JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2009; 301(13): 1377-8.
Brook Robert H   The science of health care reform JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2009; 301(23): 2486-7.
Lotstein Debra S, Inkelas Moira, Hays Ron D, Halfon Neal, Brook Robert   Access to care for youth with special health care needs in the transition to adulthood The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2008; 43(1): 23-9.
Newhouse Joseph P, Brook Robert H, Duan Naihua, Keeler Emmett B, Leibowitz Arleen, Manning Willard G, Marquis M Susan, Morris Carl N, Phelps Charles E, Rolph John E   Attrition in the RAND Health Insurance Experiment: a response to Nyman Journal of health politics, policy and law, 2008; 33(2): 295-308; discussion 309-17.
Brook Robert H   Health policy and public trust JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2008; 300(2): 211-3.
Wang C Jason, Elliott Marc N, McGlynn Elizabeth A, Brook Robert H, Schuster Mark A   Population-based assessments of ophthalmologic and audiologic follow-up in children with very low birth weight enrolled in Medicaid: a quality-of-care study Pediatrics, 2008; 121(2): e278-85.
Nuckols Teryl K, Bower Anthony G, Paddock Susan M, Hilborne Lee H, Wallace Peggy, Rothschild Jeffrey M, Griffin Anne, Fairbanks Rollin J, Carlson Beverly, Panzer Robert J, Brook Robert H   Programmable infusion pumps in ICUs: an analysis of corresponding adverse drug events Journal of general internal medicine, 2008; 23 Suppl 1(3): 41-5.
Nuckols Teryl K, Lim Yee-Wei, Wynn Barbara O, Mattke Soeren, MacLean Catherine H, Harber Philip, Brook Robert H, Wallace Peggy, Garland Rena H, Asch Steven   Rigorous development does not ensure that guidelines are acceptable to a panel of knowledgeable providers Journal of general internal medicine, 2008; 23(1): 37-44.
Brook Robert H   Seven ideas to improve quality Hospitals & health networks / AHA, 2008; 82(9): 94.
Tseng Chien-Wen, Dudley R Adams, Brook Robert H, Keeler Emmett, Steers W Neil, Alexander G Caleb, Waitzfelder Beth E, Mangione Carol M   Elderly patients' preferences and experiences with providers in managing their drug costs Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2007; 55(12): 1974-80.
Tseng Chien-Wen, Mangione Carol M, Brook Robert H, Keeler Emmett, Dudley R Adams   Identifying widely covered drugs and drug coverage variation among Medicare part D formularies JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2007; 297(23): 2596-602.
Cheng Eric M, Asch Steve M, Brook Robert H, Vassar Stefanie D, Jacob Erin L, Lee Martin L, Chang Donald S, Sacco Ralph L, Hsiao An-Fu, Vickrey Barbara G   Suboptimal control of atherosclerotic disease risk factors after cardiac and cerebrovascular procedures Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2007; 38(3): 929-34.
Liu Jerome H, Zingmond David S, McGory Marcia L, SooHoo Nelson F, Ettner Susan L, Brook Robert H, Ko Clifford Y   Disparities in the utilization of high-volume hospitals for complex surgery JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2006; 296(16): 1973-80.
Brook Robert D, O'Neill Marie S, Rajagopalan Sanjay   Letter by Brook et al regarding article "Diesel exhaust inhalation causes vascular dysfunction and impaired endogenous fibrinolysis" Circulation, 2006; 113(24): e871; author reply e872.
Etzioni David A, Yano Elizabeth M, Rubenstein Lisa V, Lee Martin L, Ko Clifford Y, Brook Robert H, Parkerton Patricia H, Asch Steven M   Measuring the quality of colorectal cancer screening: the importance of follow-up Diseases of the colon and rectum, 2006; 49(7): 1002-10.
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