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Jorge Browne

Universidad Católica de Chile

Jorge Browne

Jorge is a physician with training in Public Health (MSc Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Epidemiology (MPhil Epidemiology, Cambridge University), and Geriatrics. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Throughout his career, he has combined clinical practice in geriatrics, research, and participation in public policy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he actively worked on the design and implementation of the national COVID-19 strategy for residents of long-term care facilities. Additionally, he has been involved in founding both for-profit and non-profit entities related to end-of-life care ( and long-term home care (


Countries Chile;
Topics Ageing in place; Care innovations; Epidemiology and ageing trajectories; Home/domiciliary care; LTC Policy;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Expert consultations; Longitudinal data analysis; Mixed methods; Policy analysis;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Economics of Long-Term Care;
Research interests

-Long term care

-Ageing in place

-Funtional abilities trayectories

Key publications

Villalobos Dintrans, Pablo, Trinidad Alliende, Jorge Browne, Isabel Contrucci, Ximena Araya, and Josefa Palacios. “Cuidados en la agenda política: propuestas y brechas a partir de la campaña presidencial de 2021 [Care in the policy agenda: proposals and gaps from the 2021 presidential campaign].” Estudios Públicos 169 (2023).

Browne, Jorge, Josefa Palacios, Ignacio Madero-Cabib, Pablo Villalobos Dintrans, Rocío Quilodrán, Alejandro Ceriani, and Danilo Meza. “Enablers and Barriers to Implement COVID-19 Measures in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Mixed Methods Implementation Science Assessment in Chile.” Journal of Long-Term Care 2021 (2021):

Palacios, Josefa, Maureen Neckelmann, Pablo Villalobos Dintrans, and Jorge Browne. “Improving Long-Term Care Facilities’ Crisis Response: Lessons From the COVID-19 in Chile .” Journal of Long-Term Care 2021 (2021): 365–374.

Madero-Cabib, Ignacio, Pablo Villalobos Dintrans, and Jorge Browne. “ Extending the analysis of functional ability trajectories to unexplored national contexts: The case of Chile.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences (2021).