Henry (Shelton) Brown III, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Management, Policy & Community Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health.
The focus of Dr. Brown’s research has been in three areas of health economics: health insurance, diabetes, and childhood obesity. In the area of the productivity costs of diabetes, he has included family history of diabetes, which is a proxy for genetic information, in econometric models of diabetes?related labor costs. In the area of childhood obesity, he has assessed the cost?effectiveness of CATCH, a Coordinated Approach To Child Health school?based intervention program which aims to reduce childhood obesity, among other health goals.
Research Interests – Effects of and demand for health insurance; immigrants and minority groups; economic evaluation of public health interventions; productivity costs of chronic illness.