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The baby formula shortage has left families scrambling to feed their children. Northeastern faculty explain why breastfeeding—or buying breast milk—isn't necessarily an easy solution. Photo by Paul Hennessy/Getty Images

There has been a gap in doctors' COVID-19 toolkit. A new pill might fill that gap. And it might help save hospitals on the brink. Photo illustration by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Female physicians burn out faster than their male colleagues, according to research by Tim Hoff, professor of management, healthcare systems and health policy at Northeastern. Illustration by Hannah Moore/Northeastern University

Tim Hoff, a professor of management, healthcare systems, and public policy at Northeastern, says the deficiency of long-term relationships between patients and doctors may affect people's willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Professor of Supply Chain Management Nada Sanders says many hurdles must be overcome before the COVID-19 vaccines are available for widespread use.

Millions of people are turning to walk-in health clinics, including CVS's MinuteClinic, because they're more convenient than a doctor's visit. But new research from Timothy Hoff, who is a professor of management, healthcare systems, and health policy at Northeastern, shows that we don't really know whether these retail clinics are as effective as a doctor.

Northeastern researchers in business, health sciences, engineering, and public policy are working together to curb opioid addiction before it starts.

Professor Timothy Hoff examines relational care blockades in the U.S. and the UK and highlights the critical need for more general practice physicians.

Professor Timothy Hoff examines the benefits of strong doctor-patient relationships and what the weakening of those ties means for health care in general.

Professor Timothy Hoff explains the impact of the changing payment landscape for healthcare professionals and how their task-heavy job roles are having a negative effect on worker happiness, increasing burnout, and creating new issues in the sphere.