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Clare Brown knew she wanted to work in health care, but she didn’t want to be a clinician.
While at Lyon College in her hometown of Batesville, Brown became interested in public health. After graduating in 2013, she went to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she earned her master’s in public health. She continued her education at UAMS, receiving her doctorate in health systems and services research with a concentration in health economics.
Her dissertation on how Medicaid expansion impacted birth outcomes was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, making it the first paper to have originated from UAMS’ College of Public Health.
Brown began teaching at UAMS last year and is co-director of the Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics program. The courses she teaches are related to health policy management and analytics.
Away from UAMS, Brown raises money for the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation of Rogers, which is named after her late nephew. The foundation works to increase the awareness of and research into the cause of sudden unexpected deaths in children.
Brown said she plans to stay at UAMS. “I hope to continue to do research that can improve the health and access to care for various populations,” she said.