Rick Berzon, DrPH, PA
Dr. Rick Berzon is a Health Science Administrator and Program Director within the Clinical and Health Services Research area.
Dr. Berzon has extensive experience in identifying, measuring, and evaluating health outcomes-specifically, patient-reported outcomes-as well as quality-of-life endpoints and performance indicators. He has expertise within numerous therapeutic areas, including HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases. Dr. Berzon has worked at Johns Hopkins University, the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases within the National Institutes of Health, and for private pharmaceutical firms. His passion is international and global health, as well as health disparities research.
Dr. Berzon earned his DrPH with a concentration in health services research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He trained clinically as a primary care physician assistant at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. Dr. Berzon also earned a master's degree from Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University in North Carolina.
Dr. Berzon is the author or co-author of more than 40 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and serves on the International Advisory Board for the journal Quality of Life Research.
- Wan, T. T. H., Ortiz, J., Berzon, R., & Lin, Y.-L. (2015). Variations in colorectal cancer screening of Medicare beneficiaries served by rural health clinics. Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, 2. doi: 10.1177/2333392815597221.
- Ahmed, S., Berzon, R. A., Revicki, D. A., Lenderking, W. R., Moinpur, C. M., Basch E., . . . Wu, A. W. (2012). The use of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) within comparative effectiveness research: implications for clinical practice and health care policy. Medical Care, 50(12), 1060-1070. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e318268aaff.
- Menzies, N. A., Berruti, A. A., Berzon, R., Filler, S., Ferris, R., Ellerbrock, T. V., & Blandford, J. M. (2011). The cost of providing comprehensive HIV treatment in PEPFAR-supported programs. AIDS, 25(14), 1753-1760. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e3283463eec.