The Center brings together faculty and students from across the schools and colleges of the university to conduct cutting-edge research addressing the cost, quality, and accessibility of healthcare services in and outside the US.
The center’s mission is to promote the efficiency, quality, and accessibility of healthcare services through innovative research, education, and policy analysis.
The center approaches healthcare issues from an interdisciplinary perspective that leverages the expertise and experience of its faculty associates. The center’s associated faculty members represent a range of disciplines including business, pharmacy, economics, engineering, law, information science, and organizational behavior.
Pay-for-Performance and Quality Care
Exploring the implications of the design and implementation of pay-for-performance programs for improving quality of care
Hospital Community Benefits
Examining patterns in the delivery of community benefits
Hospital Supply Chain
Identifying best practices for managing hospital supply chains and the factors associated with supply chain management as a core competency for hospitals
Additional Research Topics
Investigating different approaches to treating and reducing the risk of opioid addiction
Addressing the performance implications for hospitals of employing physicians directly or through practice acquisitions
Medicare Quality Ratings
Examining the quality ratings that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services use for prescription drug plans participating in the Medicare Part D program
Low Value Care
Investigating healthcare services that offer relatively little value in terms of health benefits
What we do is important
The Northeastern University Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research was created to foster interdisciplinary research and education pertaining to health policy and healthcare delivery. The center’s faculty consists of outstanding scholars who represent a range of disciplines including business, pharmacy, economics, engineering, law, information science, and organizational behavior. The center frequently collaborates with health plans, hospitals, physician organizations, and other provider organizations within private industry to conduct innovative research studies that can promote the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of healthcare services. The center is also a forum for developing educational programs at Northeastern that offer training to individuals who wish to assume leadership positions in the healthcare industry. In addition, the center offers executive education and training to healthcare organizations.
The director of the center is Gary J. Young, JD, PhD, Professor of Strategic Management and Healthcare Systems at Northeastern University. Professor Young has published extensively on topics regarding health policy, health law, and healthcare management. He has received research funding from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has also received many awards for his research, including the John D. Thompson Award for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, a Health Policy Investigator Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a research award from the American College of Healthcare Executives. Before joining Northeastern University, Professor Young was chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, a senior associate with the Lewin Group, and a healthcare attorney within the federal government.