Faculty Profile

Dennis Brown

Dennis J. Brown

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Clinical Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Chair of Physician Assistant Studies
Program Director of Physician Assistant Studies


BS, MPH, Hahnemann University
MPH, Southern Connecticut State University
PhD, Capella University
Areas of expertise

Urgent Care
Emergency Management/Medicine
Public Health & Global Public Health
Community Health

Physical Diagnosis Lab

Fall 2020

Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Fall 2020


Physician Assistant

Phone Number

(203) 582-3708

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Dr. Brown is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. He earned his BS in Health and Human Services and Physician Assistant certificate from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He earned his Master of Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University, and Doctorate of Public Health with an emphasis on Epidemiology from Capella University.

Dr. Brown is certified as a PA by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants, and is currently licensed to practice as a PA and Paramedic in the State of Connecticut. Dr. Brown’s experiences prior to joining the faculty include over 25 years clinical work as a Physician Assistant in emergency medicine, and 3 years of service in the United States Navy practicing primary care and military medicine. In addition, Dr. Brown has practiced in family practice and occupational medicine. He has held administrative positions, including clinical manager, medical director for emergency preparedness, and as EMS and emergency management coordinator. Dr. Brown continues to work as a clinical PA in emergency medicine and urgent care.

Quinnipiac University

2012 – 2017

Clinical Assistant Professor

Hamden, CT

East Hartford Community Health Center

2011 – 2012

Physician Assistant/ Clinical Services Manager

East Hartford, CT

Middlesex Hospital

2005 – Present

Physician Assistant, Emergency Preparedness Medical Director

Middletown, CT

Yale University

2000 – 2002

Lecturer in Surgery

New Haven, CT

Yale New Haven Hospital

1999 – 2005

Physician Assistant

New Haven, CT

Coastline Medical Center/HealthSouth

1998 – 1999

Physician Assistant

Branford, CT

Tidewater Emergency Medical Care

1997 – 1998

Physician Assistant

Chesapeake, VA

Mt. Desert Island Hospital

1996 – 1997

Physician Assistant

Bar Harbor, ME

Bridgeport Hospital

1995 – 1996

Physician Assistant

Bridgeport, CT

United States Navy

1991 – 1995

Physician Assistant/ Naval Officer

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital/Northwest Emergency Medicine

1990 – Present

Physician Assistant / EMS and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Torrington, CT

Pata R, VanOss T, Hepburn M, Glynn B, Kasinskas C, Lukaszewicz M, Brown D, Thompson J, Smith M, Kappus L. , The cardiac journey: An interprofessional simulation experience, Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education. Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century, Philadelphia, PA (2018).

Cordeau, MA., Brown, D., Glynn, B., Gray, M., Kasinkas, C., Lewis, M., Mutrie, L., Rogers, D., & Van Oss, T. (2016)., Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators , 3rd Ed, New York (Springer 2016).

Distinguished Fellow American Academy of Physician Assistants



Certified Health Education Specialist



Physician Assistant