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Timothy Hoff

Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Development, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy

Timothy Hoff
137 Richards Hall 
360 Huntington Avenue 
Boston, Massachusetts 02115



PhD in Public Administration and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY
BS in Business Administration, University at Albany, SUNY

Research and Teaching Interests

Professor Hoff’s primary research interests are in the area of health policy and management. Specifically, he studies health care implementation; physician attitudes and behavior; the organizational and cultural aspects of health care quality and patient safety; changing modes of professionalism; and health care innovation. Professor Hoff has taught a variety of health policy and management courses.

Awards and Honors

Named in 2012 as one of the “101 Most Influential Professors of Public Health” nationally by MPHProgramsList.com, an online service for public health student education.

Outstanding Academic Title Award, Choice Magazine, 2010, for the book, “Practice Under Pressure: Primary Care Physicians and Their Medicine in the Twenty-First Century”.

Member, Institute of Medicine Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 2008-09, Title of Study: Review of Priorities in the National Vaccine Plan.

Selected Publications

Hoff, T. (2013). Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation: A Sensemaking Taxonomy of Hard and Soft Best Practices. The Milbank Quarterly. 91(4): 771-810. 

DePuccio, M. and T. Hoff. (2013). Medical Home Interventions and Quality Outcomes for Older Adults: A Systematic Review. Quality Management in Health Care, 22(4): 327-40.

Hoff, T. (2013). Towards a Diversified Future for U.S. Primary Care. American Journal of Managed Care, 19(1) e9-e13.

Hoff, T., Weller, W., DePuccio M. (2012). The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Review of Recent Research. Medical Care Research and Review, 69: 619-44.

Hartmann, C., Hoff, T., Palmer, J.A., Wroe, P., Dutta-Lin, M., and G. Lee. (2012) The Medicare policy of payment adjustment for healthcare-associated infections: Perspectives on theoretical unintended consequences. Medical Care Research and Review, 69(1): 45-61.

Selected Presentations

Hoff, T. (2012). The social construction of professional identity and work: Implications for theory and practice. Presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Meetings in Boston, MA.

Hoff, T. (2012). Primary care physician alignment with the patient-centered medical home. Paper presented at the 2012 Academy Health Meetings in Orlando, FL.

Hoff, T., Weller, W., and DePuccio, M. (2012). The patient-centered medical home: A review of recent research. Poster presented at the 2012 Academy Health Meetings in Orlando, FL.

Hoff, T. (2011). Deskilling and Adaptation Among Primary Care Physicians Using Two Work Innovations. Paper presented at the 2011 Academy of Management Meetings in San Antonio, TX.

Hoff, TJ (2011). Delivery System Changes and US Health Reform: Implications for Implementation Research and Theory. Presented at the 2011 Academy of Management Meetings in San Antonio, TX.

Industry and Academic Experience

Professor Hoff served as an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University at Albany, State University of New York School of Public Health prior to joining the D’Amore-McKim faculty in January 2013. Previous to academia, he worked in hospital administration and health care consulting. Through his research, teaching, service, and consulting, Professor Hoff has worked with a variety of organizations and agencies such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Veterans Health Administration, American Cancer Society, and New York State Department of Health.

Professional Services

Professor Hoff is on the editorial board of three academic publications: Medical Care Research and Review, Health care Management Review, and Advances in Health Care Management. He is the former Division Chair of the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management, and serves in a variety of advisory capacities to federal health agencies and health care organizations. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Academy Health, and American Sociological Association.

Mailing Address

Timothy Hoff
137 Richards Hall 
360 Huntington Avenue 
Boston, Massachusetts 02115