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Amanda L. ​Brewster, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Amanda L. Brewster is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management whose research examines how health care organizations address social determinants of health.
Address: 2121 Berkeley Way #5435
Berkeley, CA 94720


Amanda L. Brewster is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. Her research examines how management and inter-organizational relationships influence the performance of health care organizations. Her recent work focuses on identifying effective strategies for health care and social services to work together to address both medical and social determinants of health, including studies of cross-sector collaboration at the community level, partnerships between Area Agencies on Aging and health care organizations, and screening for social determinants of health in physician practices. Her work employs a range of methods, including qualitative and mixed-methods, organizational network analysis, and longitudinal analyses leveraging large survey-based and claims-based datasets.

In addition to her research on relationships between health care and social services organizations, Dr. Brewster also studies quality improvement and organizational learning in health care organizations. This work has included research on hospital efforts to reduce readmissions and mortality from acute myocardial infarction.

Research Interests

  • Coordination of health care and social services
  • Inter-organizational relationships
  • Performance improvement
  • Implementation of new practices
  • Organizational culture
  • Social determinants of health


  • PhD – Health Services Research
    Boston University, 2015
  • MS – International Health Policy
    London School of Economics, 2006
  • BS – Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology
    Yale University, 2003


Courses Taught

    • PB HLTH 237B
    • Theories and Methods in Health Policy and Health Services Research
    • Organizations and Management
    • PB HLTH 223E
    • Capstone Seminar in Health Policy and Management
    • PB HLTH 224E
    • Health Care Quality