Brian Brijbag is an attorney and the Director of Healthcare Compliance at Corin USA based in Tampa, Florida. With over two decades of experience within the healthcare industry, he has become an expert in healthcare compliance and law. Brian possesses a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Applied Anthropology, a Master’s in Public Health, and a Juris Doctorate.
Both of Brian’s parents worked in healthcare, and many of his family members were physicians. In 1999, he joined the family trade and entered the industry working as an IT consultant in doctor’s offices. Soon, he accepted a position as Chief Informations Officer and later moved to the administrative side of healthcare. In 2003, Brian was able to raise enough venture capital and founded a mid-sized, multi-disciplinary and multi-site medical group, which he later sold when he began his undergraduate degree in 2003.
Always fascinated by culture, Brian Brijbag began studying Applied Anthropology. During his time in undergrad, he had the opportunity to study in South America and fell in love with the cultures found in the Amazon. When he began his Master’s degree a few years later, he intended to continue studying the tribes he had seen while abroad. Instead, he became interested in health disparities and environmental racism. His thesis focused on the study of environmental risk assessments and issues of disparities as they pertained to race and class.
Notably, Brian was part of a research team at the University of South Florida College of Public Health that worked on a federally-funded, CHIPRA II five-year project which focused on improving healthcare quality and delivery systems for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The Pediatrics Medical Home Demonstration Project resulted in podium presentations as well as a policy paper co-authored by Brian that resulted in a shift in policy position regarding Patient-Centered Medical Home in Florida Pediatrics.
Following his graduation from graduate school, Brian began working as a Healthcare Administrator at Accurate Chiropractic Clinic where he served as the Healthcare Administrator. During his time at the clinic, Brian Brijbag went back to school to earn his Juris Doctorate Degree from the Tampa campus of Western Michigan University Law T.M. Cooley School. In April of 2020, he passed the Florida State Bar Exam and will soon be sworn in as an attorney.
For Brian, combining his experience with healthcare and his degrees in Applied Anthropology gave him the opportunity to further his professional development in a unique and meaningful way. He has always been passionate about helping people on the ground level. From his time as an administrator in medical offices to his time abroad in the Amazon, he has been rolling up his sleeves, helping others with the challenges they face throughout his entire career. Now, as a soon to be lawyer, he can take his wealth of knowledge and experience, combined with his passions, and help people on an even larger scale.