Quinnipiac University
Dennis J. Brown

Clinical Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Director of Outcomes and Assessment

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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, as EMS and emergency management coordinator, and a member of the Board of Directors of a local health department.


  • BS, Hahnemann University
  • MPH, Hahnemann University
  • MPH, Southern Connecticut State University
  • PHD, Capella University

Areas of Expertise

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


  • Physician Assistant

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 475A

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


Quinnipiac University

Clinical Associate Professor / Director or Didactic Education

Hamden, CT

2023 - Present

Maine General Medical Center

Physician Assistant / Express Care

Augusta, Maine

2022 - 2022

University of New England

Associate Clinical Professor / Program Director

Portland, Maine

2021 - 2022

Quinnipiac University

Clinical Associate Professor/ Program Director & Dept. Chair

Hamden, CT

2017 - 2021

Quinnipiac University

Clinical Assistant Professor

Hamden, CT

2012 - 2017

East Hartford Community Health Center

Physician Assistant/ Clinical Services Manager

East Hartford, CT

2011 - 2012

Middlesex Hospital

Physician Assistant, Emergency Preparedness Medical Director

Middletown, CT

2005 - 2021

Yale University

Lecturer in Surgery

New Haven, CT

2000 - 2002

Yale New Haven Hospital

Physician Assistant

New Haven, CT

1999 - 2005

Coastline Medical Center/HealthSouth

Physician Assistant

Branford, CT

1998 - 1999

Tidewater Emergency Medical Care

Physician Assistant

Chesapeake, VA

1997 - 1998

Mt. Desert Island Hospital

Physician Assistant

Bar Harbor, ME

1996 - 1997

Bridgeport Hospital

Physician Assistant

Bridgeport, CT

1995 - 1996

United States Navy

Physician Assistant/ Naval Officer

1991 - 1995

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital/Northwest Emergency Medicine

Physician Assistant / EMS and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Torrington, CT

1990 - Present

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal

Stress, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism among graduate students in health sciences programs

Bogardus, J., Armstrong, E., VanOss, T., Brown, DJ.

51(1) Journal of Allied Health e15-e25 (2022)

Conference Presentation

Ch.ch.ch.changes: The impact of climate change on health in Maine and Northern New England

Brown, DJ.

Maine Association of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, Phippsburg, Maine (2022)

Conference Presentation

Primary Care Skills Workshop- Suturing

Brown, DJ

Maine Association of Physician Assistants, Phippsburg, Maine (2021)

Academic Awards, Fellowships and Grants

HRSA Primary Care Training Enhancement Rural Primary Care Training Grant

Grant | 2022-2023

HRSA $1.5 million dollar grant for rural primary care training of PA students at the University of New England

Professional Designation