Arleen F. Brown, MD, PhD

Arleen F. Brown, MD, PhD

  • Internal Medicine
Westwood Internal Medicine 200 | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 420, Los Angeles, CA 90095


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.




Medical Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1995


Internal Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998
Internal Medicine, Medical Effectiveness Rsrch. Ctr. for Diverse Pop., 1996


Internal Medicine, UCSF Medical Center, 1995


Internal Medicine, UCSF Medical Center, 1993


PhD, UCLA School of Public Health/Preventive Medicine, 2001
MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1992

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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