It is with great sadness that we share the news that the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s founding director, Dr. E. Richard Brown, has died unexpectedly. Rick was giving a talk in Kentucky last week when he suffered a devastating stroke; he was 70.
Rick Brown was a beloved teacher, highly accomplished researcher and a formidable advocate for health. We are grateful that we were able to celebrate Rick’s lifetime of professional achievements at a February 8 symposium on health care reform, a topic about which he was so passionate.
Over the coming days we’ll share more about the illustrious career of Rick Brown, and details of a memorial service as they become available. We will also provide information on where to send donations in Rick’s memory.
In the meantime if you would like to share your memories of Rick’s life and achievements, we have set up a memorial website where you can do so: www.rememberingrick.com.
If you would like to send private condolences, flowers or other commemorations to Rick’s family directly, they can be reached at:
1348 Hill Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Gerald F. Kominski
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research