Dennis Brown, DrPh, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA

Candidate for Director at Large


Dennis Brown is a 1990 graduate of the Hahnemann University PA program. After graduation he served in the Navy as a PA and Medical Service Corps Officer. After his service, his PA clinical career has been focused in emergency medicine, but also working in urgent care, occupational medicine, and primary care. In addition to his clinical roles he has held many administrative roles including clinical manager, emergency preparedness coordinator and medical director, and EMS coordinator. For the past 12 years he has been primarily involved in PA education, at the Quinnipiac University PA program, where he has held positions as Director for Assessment, Simulation and Interprofessional education, as well as being the Program Director and Department Chair. He spent about two years as the director for the University of New England PA Program until his return to Connecticut and Quinnipiac in 2022. During his career he has been an advocate for PA practice and roles outside of clinical practice through activities such as establishing PAs in northwestern CT, providing expert testimony at DPH hearings, taking administrative and oversight roles in health organizations, being a part of the state workgroup for EMS regulations and protocols, as well as mentoring and precepting PA students. Dennis’ education includes a Master’s in Public Health, and a Doctor of Public Health/ epidemiology. He has co-authored several articles in peer reviewed journals and texts, been invited as a guest at professional educational conferences and institutional seminars. Additionally, Dennis has been the primary investigator/lead in obtaining federal and organizational grants. Dennis is also a volunteer with the CT PA Foundation, and active member in the community where he has served on the Board of Directors for a local health district.

Platform Statement

It’s time to get more formally involved. I have been a behind the scenes player when it comes to working with state professional organizations. Responding for expert testimony and helping out whenever asked. Now it is time to become more formally involved in the leadership of ConnAPA, Connecticut’s PA professional organization. One of my hopes is that by stepping up I can be an example for our students and other PAs to be actively involved in our profession’s future. My goal is to bring a voice of representation of PAs and our future PAs to ConnAPA so we can work as a team to guide the profession in CT at a very exciting time of change and expansion, while remembering our roots.