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Gary Young, J.D., Ph.D.
Gary Young, J.D., Ph.D.
Northeastern University
VA Boston Health Care System, Boston, MA

Research Interests: Healthcare Organization, Healthcare Policy, Quality Measurement, Research Methods

Dr. 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. He is also affiliated with the Health Services Research and Development Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Before joining Northeastern University, he was chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Boston University. Dr. Young’s research generally pertains to organizational, managerial, and policy issues associated with the delivery of healthcare services. He has extensive research experience regarding performance measurement and improvement for quality of care. His published work has appeared in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Medical Care, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and Academy of Management Journal. He is a recipient of an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his work on the application of pay-for-performance to the US health care industry. In 2012, he was appointed by the US Secretary of the Treasury to the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities, one of several congressionally mandated committees that advise the IRS on policy issues including the agency’s current responsibilities for implementing provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He also currently serves on a committee for the National Quality Forum that is responsible for recommending concepts and methods for the development of value-based performance measures.


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