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Martin L. Brown

Martin L. Brown, PhD, has been the Chief of NCI's Health Services and Economics Branch of the Applied Research Program since October 1999. Dr. Brown received his PhD in Natural Resource Economics, from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1981. He joined the NCI in 1988 as a Health Economist, after serving as Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Howard University. Since coming to NCI his research has focused on the economic burden of cancer to individuals and society and the acquisition and analysis of economic data on cancer prevention and control. He has also evaluated and developed methodology and analytical tools for modeling and estimating the cost-effectiveness of specific cancer prevention and control interventions, programs, and policies. A third research area is the relationship of socioeconomic status, community structure, and health system organization to access to cancer control services in the context of the changing system of healthcare delivery organization and financing. He has published more than 80 articles, reports and book chapters in these research areas. Dr. Brown is economics editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, has served as a reviewer for many journals, and has served on peer-review committees for the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the California Cancer Research Program. Dr. Brown serves as NCI Program Director for the Cancer Research Network, a national consortium of research organizations affiliated with integrated healthcare delivery systems that conduct population-based research on cancer epidemiology, prevention, and control. Dr. Brown received the NIH Merit Award in 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, and the NIH Director's Award in 2002.

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