Brian K. Bruen, M.S., Ph.D. (cand.), is a lead research scientist and lecturer at the Center for Health Policy Research, Department of Health Policy and Management, in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. He leads data-driven health policy analyses and teaches quantitative research methodology and statistics. Mr. Bruen's primary areas of focus include public health care financing programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, community health centers, analysis of health care survey data, and trends in adoption of health information technology. Prior to joining George Washington, he was a senior manager at Avalere Health, a business strategy and health policy consulting firm; director of policy studies and research for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, a trade association; and a research associate at the Urban Institute. Mr. Bruen earned a master's degree in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester.