Kristin Madison



Public Health and Health Sciences

Research Interests

Health law, health care quality, health incentives


Jointly appointed in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the School of Law, Professor Madison applies an interdisciplinary perspective to her research and teaching in health law, health policy, and health economics. Her recent research topics include the use of financial incentives to encourage healthy behaviors and the implications of health care quality reporting for health care law and policy. She has published work in Health Affairs, Health Services Research, JAMA, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Community Mental Health Journal, the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, the UC Davis Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among other journals. Professor Madison joined the Northeastern faculty in 2011 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she had been a member of the faculty for ten years. She has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

For a fuller description of Professor Madison’s legal research, please visit her School of Law webpage.

Recent Publications

The Risks of Using Workplace Wellness Programs to Foster a Culture of Health, 35 Health Aff. 2068 (2016).

Health Care Quality Reporting: A Failed Form of Mandated Disclosure?, 13 Ind. Health L. Rev. 310 (2016).

Legal & Policy Issues in Measuring and Improving Quality, in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law (I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman & William M. Sage eds., 2016).

The EEOC’s Role in Reshaping Wellness Programs, Health Affairs Blog (March 17, 2016).

Employer Wellness Incentives, the ACA, and the ADA: Reconciling Policy Objectives, 51 Willamette L. Rev. 407 (2015).


Health Care Law

Health Policy

Economic Perspectives on Health Policy