Gary Young, JD, PhD


Center for Health Policy and Law, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty, School of Law

Office: 137 RI

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617.373.2528

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Gary Young is Director of the Northeastern University Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research as well as Professor of Strategic Management and Healthcare Systems, Northeastern University.  Before joining Northeastern University, he was chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Boston University and also worked as a healthcare attorney within the federal government and for a national healthcare consulting firm.   Dr. Young’s research generally pertains to managerial, policy, and legal issues associated with the delivery of healthcare services. His published work has appeared in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Academy of Management Journal, California Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Health Affairs, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.  He has received financial support for his research from government agencies and private foundations including the National Science Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  He has also received a number of awards for his research including the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration.  In addition, he has served on many national-level policy committees including those for the Internal Revenue Service, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Ph.D., Business Policy, School of Management, State University of New York
J.D., School of Law, Baldy Fellow in Social Policy, State University of New York

Institutional Affiliations & Appointments

Director, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research

Affiliated member, Center for Health Policy and Law

Research Interests:

Healthcare Management, Health Policy, Health Law, Competitive Strategy for Healthcare Organizations, Measuring and Evaluating Quality of Care


Evaluating Healthcare Quality

Selected Recent Publications:

Young, G., C. Chou, J. Alexander, S, Lee and E. Raver. “Provision of Community Benefits by Tax Exempt U.S. Hospitals” New England Journal of Medicine (Special Article), 2013; 368: 1519–1527.

Young, G., N. Rickles, C. Chou and E. Raver, “Enrollee Socio-Economic Characteristics Appear to Influence Medicare Part D Contractors’ Performance Scores for Medication Adherence” Health Affairs. 2014; 33: 140 – 146.

Oppel, E. and G. Young. “Nurse Staffing Patterns and Patient Experience with Care: An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Hospitals” Health Services Research. 2018; 53, 1799 — 1818.


Selected Public Service:

Pharmacy Quality Alliance, member of Quality Metrics Expert Panel. 2011 – 2015.

Internal Revenue Service, Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) (this is an appointment by the US Secretary of the Treasury to a congressionally mandated advisory committee to advise the IRS on policy issues. Appointments are for three-year terms, 2012 – 2015.

National Quality Forum, member of expert panel for exploring approaches to combining cost measures with clinical quality measures to improve cost-effectiveness of care, January – August 2014.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Technical Expert Panel for project on hospital community benefits led by Research Triangle Institute, November 2016 – June 2017.

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, member of expert panel               addressing the readiness of private-sector health care providers for threats to the public’s health and national security, May 2019 – October 2019.