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Dr. Arleen F. Brown is a general internist and health services researcher with expertise in quality of care for older adults and minorities with diabetes. She has focused on health care system, social, and individual level determinants of health for persons with diabetes. She had headed a project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on quality of care for older persons with diabetes in fee-for-service and managed Medicare. Dr. Brown was also a co-Principal investigator of a study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to examine the quality of diabetes care for persons with diabetes in managed care. For that project, she chaired the Working Group on Socioeconomic Position and Health and has evaluated racial, ethnic, and language barriers to care for persons with diabetes. She is also working on projects to improve self-management skills in older African Americans and Latinos with diabetes. Dr. Brown's RCMAR project focused on how neighborhoods may influence health for persons with chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis.