Arleen Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Arleen F. Brown is a general internist and health services researcher with expertise in quality of care for older adults and minorities with diabetes. She has focused on health care system, social, and individual level determinants of health for persons with diabetes. She had headed a project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on quality of care for older persons with diabetes in fee-for-service and managed Medicare. Dr. Brown was also a co-Principal investigator of a study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to examine the quality of diabetes care for persons with diabetes in managed care. For that project, she chaired the Working Group on Socioeconomic Position and Health and has evaluated racial, ethnic, and language barriers to care for persons with diabetes. She is also working on projects to improve self-management skills in older African Americans and Latinos with diabetes. Dr. Brown?s RCMAR project focused on how neighborhoods may influence health for persons with chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis.

Work Titles
CTSI Leader, Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP)
UCLA Associate Professor, Medicine Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
Education:
Degrees:
M.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1988 - 1992
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1996 - 2001
A.B., Harvard University, 1982 - 1986
Fellowship:
1996 - 1998 Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
1995 - 1996 Medical Effectiveness Rsrch. Ctr. for Diverse Pop.
Internship:
1992 - 1993 UCSF Medical Center
Residency:
1993 - 1995 UCSF Medical Center
Certifications:
Certifications:
1995 American Board of Internal Medicine

Contact Information:

Email Address:

abrown@mednet.ucla.edu

Work Email Address:

abrown@mednet.ucla.edu


Website:

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Web-Profile

Work Phone Number:

(310) 794-6047

Mailing Address:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine/Health Services Research
911 Broxton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Publications:

Brown Arleen F, Vassar Stefanie D, Connor Karen I, Vickrey Barbara G   Collaborative care management reduces disparities in dementia care quality for caregivers with less education Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2013; 61(2): 243-51.
Robinson Paul L, Dominguez Fred, Teklehaimanot Senait, Lee Martin, Brown Arleen, Goodchild Michael   Does distance decay modelling of supermarket accessibility predict fruit and vegetable intake by individuals in a large metropolitan area? Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2013; 24(1 Suppl): 172-85.
Yan Tingjian, Escarce José J, Liang Li-Jung, Longstreth W T, Merkin Sharon Stein, Ovbiagele Bruce, Vassar Stefanie D, Seeman Teresa, Sarkisian Catherine, Brown Arleen F   Exploring psychosocial pathways between neighbourhood characteristics and stroke in older adults: the cardiovascular health study Age and ageing, 2013; 42(3): 391-7.
Brown Arleen F, Liang Li-Jung, Vassar Stefanie D, Merkin Sharon Stein, Longstreth W T, Ovbiagele Bruce, Yan Tingjian, Escarce José J   Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and mortality after stroke Neurology, 2013; 80(6): 520-7.
Peek Monica E, Wilson Shannon C, Bussey-Jones Jada, Lypson Monica, Cordasco Kristina, Jacobs Elizabeth A, Bright Cedric, Brown Arleen F   A study of national physician organizations' efforts to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2012; 87(6): 694-700.
Walker Kara Odom, Clarke Robin, Ryan Gery, Brown Arleen F   Effect of closure of a local safety-net hospital on primary care physicians' perceptions of their role in patient care Annals of family medicine, 2012; 9(6): 496-503.
Lu Shou-En, Beckles Gloria L, Crosson Jesse C, Bilik Dorian, Karter Andrew J, Gerzoff Robert B, Lin Yong, Ross Sonja V, McEwen Laura N, Waitzfelder Beth E, Marrero David, Lasser Norman, Brown Arleen F   Evaluation of risk equations for prediction of short-term coronary heart disease events in patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes: the Translating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study BMC endocrine disorders, 2012; 12(9): 12.
Golden Sherita Hill, Brown Arleen, Cauley Jane A, Chin Marshall H, Gary-Webb Tiffany L, Kim Catherine, Sosa Julie Ann, Sumner Anne E, Anton Blair   Health disparities in endocrine disorders: biological, clinical, and nonclinical factors--an endocrine society scientific statement The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2012; 97(9): E1579-639.
Gore John L, Singer Jennifer S, Brown Arleen F, Danovitch Gabriel M   The socioeconomic status of donors and recipients of living unrelated renal transplants in the United States The Journal of urology, 2012; 187(5): 1760-5.
Bharmal Nazleen, Kennedy David, Jones Loretta, Lee-Johnson Charles, Morris D'Ann, Caldwell Ben, Brown Anthony, Houston Tina, Meeks Charlene, Vargas Roberto, Franco Idalid, Razzak A Rab, Brown Arleen F   Through our eyes: exploring African-American men's perspective on factors affecting transition to manhood Journal of general internal medicine, 2012; 27(2): 153-9.
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.
McEwen Laura N, Kim Catherine, Ettner Susan L, Herman William H, Karter Andrew J, Beckles Gloria L, Brown Arleen F   Competing demands for time and self-care behaviors, processes of care, and intermediate outcomes among people with diabetes: Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Diabetes care, 2011; 34(5): 1180-2.
Walker Kara Odom, Leng Mei, Liang Li-Jung, Forge Nell, Morales Leo, Jones Loretta, Brown Arleen   Increased patient delays in care after the closure of Martin Luther King Hospital: implications for monitoring health system changes Ethnicity & disease, 2011; 21(3): 356-60.
Brown Arleen F, Liang Li-Jung, Vassar Stefanie D, Stein-Merkin Sharon, Longstreth W T, Ovbiagele Bruce, Yan Tingjian, Escarce José J   Neighborhood disadvantage and ischemic stroke: the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2011; 42(12): 3363-8.
Gary-Webb Tiffany L, Baptiste-Roberts Kesha, Pham Luu, Wesche-Thobaben Jacquline, Patricio Jennifer, Pi-Sunyer F Xavier, Brown Arleen F, Jones-Corneille LaShanda, Brancati Frederick L, Brancati Frederick L   Neighborhood socioeconomic status, depression, and health status in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study BMC public health, 2011; 11(3): 349.
Duru O Kenrik, Bilik Dori, McEwen Laura N, Brown Arleen F, Karter Andrew J, Curb J David, Marrero David G, Lu Shou-En, Rodriguez Michael, Mangione Carol M   Primary language, income and the intensification of anti-glycemic medications in managed care: the (TRIAD) study Journal of general internal medicine, 2011; 26(5): 505-11.
Ross Paula T, Wiley Cené Crystal, Bussey-Jones Jada, Brown Arleen F, Blackman Dionne, Fernández Alicia, Fernández Leonor, Glick Susan B, Horowitz Carol R, Jacobs Elizabeth A, Peek Monica E, Wilkerson Luann, Lypson Monica L   A strategy for improving health disparities education in medicine Journal of general internal medicine, 2010; 25 Suppl 2(11): S160-3.
Fish Jason S, Ettner Susan, Ang Alfonso, Brown Arleen F   Association of perceived neighborhood safety with [corrected] body mass index American journal of public health, 2010; 100(11): 2296-303.
Gregg Edward W, Karter Andrew J, Gerzoff Robert B, Safford Monika, Brown Arleen F, Tseng Chien-Wen, Waitzfielder Beth, Herman William H, Mangione Carol M, Selby Joseph V, Thompson Theodore J, Dudley R Adams   Characteristics of insured patients with persistent gaps in diabetes care services: the Translating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study Medical care, 2010; 48(1): 31-7.
Waitzfelder Beth, Gerzoff Robert B, Karter Andrew J, Crystal Stephen, Bair Mathew J, Ettner Susan L, Brown Arleen F, Subramanian Usha, Lu Shou-En, Marrero David, Herman William H, Selby Joseph V, Dudley R Adams   Correlates of depression among people with diabetes: The Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study Primary care diabetes, 2010; 4(4): 215-22.
Lypson Monica L, Bussey-Jones Jada, Glick Susan, Brown Arleen F, Jacobs Elizabeth A   Disparities in health and health care across a range of populations and conditions. Introduction Journal of general internal medicine, 2010; 25 Suppl 2(11): S79-81.
Thompson Britta M, Haidet Paul, Casanova Robert, Vivo Rey P, Gomez Arthur G, Brown Arleen F, Richter Regina A, Crandall Sonia J   Medical students' perceptions of their teachers' and their own cultural competency: implications for education Journal of general internal medicine, 2010; 25 Suppl 2(11): S91-4.
Gary-Webb Tiffany L, Baptiste-Roberts Kesha, Pham Luu, Wesche-Thobaben Jacqueline, Patricio Jennifer, Pi-Sunyer F Xavier, Brown Arleen F, Jones LaShanda, Brancati Frederick L, Brancati Frederick L   Neighborhood and weight-related health behaviors in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study BMC public health, 2010; 10(11): 312.
Schmittdiel Julie A, Steers Neil, Duru O Kenrik, Ettner Susan L, Brown Arleen F, Fung Vicki, Hsu John, Quiter Elaine, Tseng Chien-Wen, Mangione Carol M   Patient-provider communication regarding drug costs in Medicare Part D beneficiaries with diabetes: a TRIAD Study BMC health services research, 2010; 10(11): 164.
Odom Walker Kara, Ryan Gery, Ramey Robin, Nunez Felix L, Beltran Robert, Splawn Robert G, Brown Arleen F   Recruiting and retaining primary care physicians in urban underserved communities: the importance of having a mission to serve American journal of public health, 2010; 100(11): 2168-75.
Walker Kara Odom, Steers Neil, Liang Li-Jung, Morales Leo S, Forge Nell, Jones Loretta, Brown Arleen F   The vulnerability of middle-aged and older adults in a multiethnic, low-income area: contributions of age, ethnicity, and health insurance Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2010; 58(12): 2416-22.
Inagami Sanae, Cohen Deborah A, Brown Arleen F, Asch Steven M   Body mass index, neighborhood fast food and restaurant concentration, and car ownership Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2009; 86(5): 683-95.
Chou Ann F, Brown Arleen F, Jensen Roxanne E, Shih Sarah, Pawlson Greg, Scholle Sarah Hudson   Gender and racial disparities in the management of diabetes mellitus among Medicare patients Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, 2009; 17(3): 150-61.
Duru O Kenrik, Gerzoff Robert B, Selby Joseph V, Brown Arleen F, Ackermann Ronald T, Karter Andrew J, Ross Sonja, Steers Neil, Herman William H, Waitzfelder Beth, Mangione Carol M   Identifying risk factors for racial disparities in diabetes outcomes: the translating research into action for diabetes study Medical care, 2009; 47(6): 700-6.
Ettner Susan L, Cadwell Betsy L, Russell Louise B, Brown Arleen, Karter Andrew J, Safford Monika, Mangione Carol, Beckles Gloria, Herman William H, Thompson Theodore J, Thompson Theodore J   Investing time in health: do socioeconomically disadvantaged patients spend more or less extra time on diabetes self-care? Health economics, 2009; 18(6): 645-63.
Karter Andrew J, Stevens Mark R, Gregg Edward W, Brown Arleen F, Tseng Chien-Wen, Marrero David G, Duru O Kenrik, Gary Tiffany L, Piette John D, Waitzfelder Beth, Herman William H, Beckles Gloria L, Safford Monika M, Ettner Susan L   Educational disparities in rates of smoking among diabetic adults: the translating research into action for diabetes study American journal of public health, 2008; 98(2): 365-70.
Gary Tiffany L, Safford Monika M, Gerzoff Robert B, Ettner Susan L, Karter Andrew J, Beckles Gloria L, Brown Arleen F   Perception of neighborhood problems, health behaviors, and diabetes outcomes among adults with diabetes in managed care: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study Diabetes care, 2008; 31(2): 273-8.
Duru O Kenrik, Gerzoff Robert B, Brown Arleen F, Karter Andrew J, Kim Catherine, Kountz David, Narayan K M Venkat, Schneider Stephen H, Tseng Chien-Wen, Waitzfelder Beth, Mangione Carol M   Predictors of sustained walking among diabetes patients in managed care: the Translating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study Journal of general internal medicine, 2008; 23(8): 1194-9.
Brown Arleen F, Vargas Roberto B, Ang Alfonso, Pebley Anne R   The neighborhood food resource environment and the health of residents with chronic conditions: the food resource environment and the health of residents Journal of general internal medicine, 2008; 23(8): 1137-44.
Washington Donna L, Bowles Jacqueline, Saha Somnath, Horowitz Carol R, Moody-Ayers Sandra, Brown Arleen F, Stone Valerie E, Cooper Lisa A, Cooper Lisa A   Transforming clinical practice to eliminate racial-ethnic disparities in healthcare Journal of general internal medicine, 2008; 23(5): 685-91.
Beckles Gloria L A, Williamson David F, Brown Arleen F, Gregg Edward W, Karter Andrew J, Kim Catherine, Dudley R Adams, Safford Monika M, Stevens Mark R, Thompson Theodore J   Agreement between self-reports and medical records was only fair in a cross-sectional study of performance of annual eye examinations among adults with diabetes in managed care Medical care, 2007; 45(9): 876-83.
Berg Karina M, Gill Thomas M, Brown Arleen F, Zerzan Judy, Elmore Joann G, Wilson Ira B   Demystifying the NIH grant application process Journal of general internal medicine, 2007; 22(11): 1587-95.
Karter Andrew J, Stevens Mark R, Brown Arleen F, Duru O Kenrik, Gregg Edward W, Gary Tiffany L, Beckles Gloria L, Tseng Chien-Wen, Marrero David G, Waitzfelder Beth, Herman William H, Piette John D, Safford Monika M, Ettner Susan L   Educational disparities in health behaviors among patients with diabetes: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study BMC public health, 2007; 7(11): 308.
Brown Arleen F   Patient, system and clinician level interventions to address disparities in diabetes care Current diabetes reviews, 2007; 3(4): 244-8.
Brown Arleen F, Ang Alfonso, Pebley Anne R   The relationship between neighborhood characteristics and self-rated health for adults with chronic conditions American journal of public health, 2007; 97(5): 926-32.
Selby Joe V, Swain Bix E, Gerzoff Robert B, Karter Andrew J, Waitzfelder Beth E, Brown Arleen F, Ackermann Ronald T, Duru O Kenrik, Ferrara Assiamira, Herman William, Marrero David G, Caputo Dorothy, Narayan K M Venkat, Narayan K M Venkat   Understanding the gap between good processes of diabetes care and poor intermediate outcomes: Translating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Medical care, 2007; 45(12): 1144-53.
Ettner Susan L, Thompson Theodore J, Stevens Mark R, Mangione Carol M, Kim Catherine, Neil Steers W, Goewey Jennifer, Brown Arleen F, Chung Richard S, Narayan K M Venkat, Narayan K M Venkat   Are physician reimbursement strategies associated with processes of care and patient satisfaction for patients with diabetes in managed care? Health services research, 2006; 41(4 Pt 1): 1221-41.
King William D, Woolhandler Steffie J, Brown Arleen F, Jiang Luohua, Kevorkian Kristine, Himmelstein David U, Bor David H   Brief report: Influenza vaccination and health care workers in the United States Journal of general internal medicine, 2006; 21(2): 181-4.
Ackermann Ronald T, Thompson Theodore J, Selby Joseph V, Safford Monika M, Stevens Mark, Brown Arleen F, Narayan K M Venkat, Narayan K M Venkat   Is the number of documented diabetes process-of-care indicators associated with cardiometabolic risk factor levels, patient satisfaction, or self-rated quality of diabetes care? The Translating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study Diabetes care, 2006; 29(9): 2108-13.
Duru O Kenrik, Mangione Carol M, Steers Neil W, Herman William H, Karter Andrew J, Kountz David, Marrero David G, Safford Monika M, Waitzfelder Beth, Gerzoff Robert B, Huh Soonim, Brown Arleen F, Brown Arleen F   The association between clinical care strategies and the attenuation of racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes care: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study Medical care, 2006; 44(12): 1121-8.
Mangione Carol M, Gerzoff Robert B, Williamson David F, Steers W Neil, Kerr Eve A, Brown Arleen F, Waitzfelder Beth E, Marrero David G, Dudley R Adams, Kim Catherine, Herman William, Thompson Theodore J, Safford Monika M, Selby Joe V, Selby Joe V   The association between quality of care and the intensity of diabetes disease management programs Annals of internal medicine, 2006; 145(2): 107-16.
Johnson Susan L, Tierney Edward F, Onyemere Kingsley U, Tseng Chien-Wen, Safford Monica M, Karter Andrew J, Ferrara Assiamira, Duru O Kenrick, Brown Arleen F, Narayan K M Venkat, Thompson Theodore J, Herman William H   Who is tested for diabetic kidney disease and who initiates treatment? The Translating Research Into Action For Diabetes (TRIAD) Study Diabetes care, 2006; 29(8): 1733-8.
Sarkisian Catherine A, Brown Arleen F, Norris Keith C, Wintz Ruth L, Mangione Carol M   A systematic review of diabetes self-care interventions for older, African American, or Latino adults The Diabetes educator, 2005; 29(3): 467-79.
Sarkisian Catherine A, Brusuelas Rebecca J, Steers W Neil, Davidson Mayer B, Brown Arleen F, Norris Keith C, Anderson Robert M, Mangione Carol M   For the patient. Managing diabetes with cultural sensitivity and self-empowerment Ethnicity & disease, 2005; 15(2): 351.
Brown Arleen F, Jiang Luohua, Fong Donald S, Gutierrez Peter R, Coleman Anne L, Lee Paul P, Adams John, Mangione Carol M   Need for eye care among older adults with diabetes mellitus in fee-for-service and managed Medicare Archives of ophthalmology, 2005; 123(5): 669-75.
Brown Arleen F, Gregg Edward W, Stevens Mark R, Karter Andrew J, Weinberger Morris, Safford Monika M, Gary Tiffany L, Caputo Dorothy A, Waitzfelder Beth, Kim Catherine, Beckles Gloria L   Race, ethnicity, socioeconomic position, and quality of care for adults with diabetes enrolled in managed care: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study Diabetes care, 2005; 28(12): 2864-70.
Washington Donna L, Villa Valentine, Brown Arleen, Damron-Rodriguez JoAnn, Harada Nancy   Racial/ethnic variations in veterans' ambulatory care use American journal of public health, 2005; 95(12): 2231-7.
Sarkisian Catherine A, Brusuelas Rebecca J, Steers W Neil, Davidson Mayer B, Brown Arleen F, Norris Keith C, Anderson Robert M, Mangione Carol M   Using focus groups of older African Americans and Latinos with diabetes to modify a self-care empowerment intervention Ethnicity & disease, 2005; 15(2): 283-91.
Brown Arleen F, Ettner Susan L, Piette John, Weinberger Morris, Gregg Edward, Shapiro Martin F, Karter Andrew J, Safford Monika, Waitzfelder Beth, Prata Patricia A, Beckles Gloria L   Socioeconomic position and health among persons with diabetes mellitus: a conceptual framework and review of the literature Epidemiologic reviews, 2004; 26(2): 63-77.
Brown AF, Mangione CM, Saliba D, Sarkisian CC   Guidelines for Care of Older Adults with Diabetes Mellitus. Guidelines for improving the care of the older person with diabetes mellitus, JAGS, 2003; CHCF/AGS Panel on the Care of Elders with Diabetes: 51:S265-S280.
Brown Arleen F, Gerzoff Robert B, Karter Andrew J, Gregg Edward, Safford Monika, Waitzfelder Beth, Beckles Gloria L A, Brusuelas Rebecca, Mangione Carol M, Mangione Carol M   Health behaviors and quality of care among Latinos with diabetes in managed care American journal of public health, 2003; 93(10): 1694-8.
Brown Arleen F, Gross Amy G, Gutierrez Peter R, Jiang Luohua, Shapiro Martin F, Mangione Carol M   Income-related differences in the use of evidence-based therapies in older persons with diabetes mellitus in for-profit managed care Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2003; 51(5): 665-70.
Karter Andrew J, Stevens Mark R, Herman William H, Ettner Susan, Marrero David G, Safford Monika M, Engelgau Michael M, Curb J David, Brown Arleen F, Brown Arleen F   Out-of-pocket costs and diabetes preventive services: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study Diabetes care, 2003; 26(8): 2294-9.
Brown A F, Pérez-Stable E J, Whitaker E E, Posner S F, Alexander M, Gathe J, Washington A E   Ethnic differences in hormone replacement prescribing patterns Journal of general internal medicine, 1999; 14(11): 663-9.

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