Gary Young, JD, PhD

Professor of Strategic Management and Healthcare Systems

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

Office: 137 RI

Email: ga.young@northeastern.edu

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.

Education

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

 

Research Interests:

Healthcare management, quality of care, health law

 

Selected Honors & Awards:

1995 Healthcare Management Research Award, sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

1997 Best Paper Award from the Health Care Management Division, Academy of Management, for paper “Patterns of Coordination and Clinical Outcomes: A Study of Surgical Services,” sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

1998 co-winner of John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators, sponsored by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, 2006.

Keynote presentation for the annual meeting of the Italian Health Economics Association, Naples Italy, 2018.

 

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:

Internal Revenue Service, Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT)

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.

 

Certifications:

License, Member of Connecticut Barr