The Northeastern University Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research was created to foster interdisciplinary research and education pertaining to health policy and health care 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 health care services. The Center is also a forum for developing educational programs at Northeastern University 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 health care organizations.


The director of the Center is Gary J. Young, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of Strategic Management and Healthcare Systems at Northeastern University. Professor Young has published extensively on topics regarding health policy, health law, and health care management. His research has been funded by 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, he 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.