Quinnipiac University
Dennis J. Brown

Clinical Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Chair of Physician Assistant Studies

Program Director of Physician Assistant Studies

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.
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  • BS, Hahnemann University
  • 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


  • Physician Assistant

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 475E

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


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 - Present

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

The cardiac journey: An interprofessional simulation experience

Pata R, VanOss T, Hepburn M, Glynn B, Kasinskas C, Lukaszewicz M, Brown D, Thompson J, Smith M, Kappus L.

Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education. Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century, Philadelphia, PA (2018)

Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators

Cordeau, MA., Brown, D., Glynn, B., Gray, M., Kasinkas, C., Lewis, M., Mutrie, L., Rogers, D., & Van Oss, T. (2016).

3rd Ed New York (Springer 2016)

Professional Designation