Jeffrey Brenner, M.D.
Jeffrey Brenner, M.D., is Senior Vice President, Clinical Redesign, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, a division of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health and wellbeing company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. As a family physician in Camden, NJ, Dr. Brenner owned and operated a solo-practice, urban family medicine office providing full-spectrum family health services for a Medicaid-enrolled population. Recognizing the need for a new way for hospitals, providers, and community residents to collaborate, he founded what would become the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in 2002, and served as its Executive Director from its incorporation in 2006 through 2017. Brenner’s innovative use of data to identify high-need, high-cost patients in a fragmented system and improve their care was profiled in the 2011 New Yorker article “The Hot-spotters” by writer and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande, and on PBS Frontline. In 2013 he was honored with the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship for his work, and in 2014 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine). In 2016, under his leadership, the Camden Coalition launched the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Vassar College, and graduated from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.