Jeffrey Brenner is the Senior Vice President of Integrated Health and Human Services at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. In this role, Dr. Brenner leads myConnections™, UnitedHealthcare’s program to help low-income individuals and families access essential social services that are the gateway to better health. UnitedHealthcare Community & State proudly serves nearly six million Medicaid members in 24 states, plus Washington D.C. UnitedHealthcare is a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) which is a diversified health and well-being company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone.
Before joining Community & State, Dr. Brenner served as a family physician working in Camden, NJ. He owned and operated a solo-practice, urban family medicine office in Camden providing full-spectrum family health services for local Medicaid populations. Recognizing the need for a new way for hospitals, providers, and community residents to collaborate, he founded the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in 2003, where he served as Executive Director.
Dr. Brenner’s, and the Coalition'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 Dr. Brenner was honored with the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship for his work, and in 2014 was elected to the Institute of Medicine. He is also an adjunct assistant professor for The Dartmouth Institute, and served as the medical director for the Urban Health Institute at Cooper Health System, a dedicated business unit focused on improving the care of the underserved using modern business techniques.
Dr. Brenner holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. He completed his residency with Swedish Family Medicine in Seattle, WA.