Robert Brook

Program Director, Emeritus

Distinguished Chair in Health Care Services and Senior Principal Physician Policy Researcher at RAND Cooperation.

Bob Brook, MD, ScD

Dr. Brook served as vice president and director of RAND Health for 19 years and is now their distinguished Chair in Health Care Services. He is also a senior principal physician policy researcher at RAND and professor emeritus at UCLA’s Department of Medicine and Health Services. As a scholar, his research interests pertain to health care access and health care quality, having over 300 peer-reviewed publications throughout his career (e.g., His leadership on the Health and Quality Group’s $80M Health Insurance Experiment and his work on the Health Services Utilization Study).

Dr. Brook is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Association of Physicians and has received many professional honors and awards, such as the Peter Reizenstein Prize 2000, for his paper, “Defining and Measuring Quality of Care”.

At UCLA’s National Clinicians Scholars Program, he serves as a program director, mentor and professor, teaching courses on Health Policy and Delivery.

“It is time to expand the WHO's definition of health to include acceptance and tolerance ... No community or nation should be considered healthy if hatred is pervasive. Nor should any individual be considered healthy if he or she is intolerant”
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