Brian Biroscak, PhD, MS, MA

Assistant Professor
Center for Community Health Integration
School of Medicine

In December 2021, Dr. Biroscak relocated to Cleveland, Ohio and joined Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Community Health Integration (CHI) as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He researches, writes, and lectures in the areas of violence prevention, injury prevention, systems science, social marketing, and participatory research methods. He has a strong interest in the integration of social marketing and systems science to advance social change.

Prior to joining the CHI Center, Dr. Biroscak was the first-ever Senior Research Scientist at Weitzman Institute within Community Health Center, Inc., a federally-qualified health center headquartered in Middletown, Connecticut. As Weitzman’s Managing Director of Research and Evaluation, he was responsible for providing direct project management for individual research projects; working with internal researchers and outside collaborators to expand Weitzman Institute’s research program through collaboration with academic entities; and providing support and mentoring to students and trainees to help in developing their research interests and capabilities.

Previously, Dr. Biroscak worked as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, he worked as an Epidemiologist—first at a state health department and then at a local health department. Dr. Biroscak obtained his undergraduate degree in Applied Biology. He holds Master’s degrees in Epidemiology as well as Health Communication. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Health with a focus on Social Marketing. He recently earned a Graduate Certificate in System Dynamics Modeling.

Dr. Biroscak has published articles in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Collaborator Network. He serves on the Editorial Board for Social Marketing Quarterly and the Board of Directors for the Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA).