Selected Publications

  • Young, G., G. Nyaga and D. Zepeda. “Hospital Employment of Physicians and Supply Chain Performance: An Empirical Investigation” Health Care Management Review, 2016; 41; 244-255.
  • Young, G, N. Rickles, J. Benzer and A. Dangi. “Management of Medicare Part D Prescription Plans: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Analysis” In press, Medical Care.
  • The Healthcare Professional Workforce: Understanding Human Capital in a Changing Industry (Eds. Gary Young, Northeastern University; Tim Hoff, Northeastern University; Kathy Sutcliffe, Johns Hopkins University), Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Young, G., Rickles, N., Chou, C., Raver,E. (2014). “Enrollee Socio-Economic Characteristics Appear to Influence Medicare Part D Contractors’ Performance Scores for Medication Adherence” Health Affairs, 33, 140-146.
  • Young, G., Chou,C., Alexander, J., Lee, S., Raver, E. (2013). “Provision of Community Benefits by Tax Exempt U.S. Hospitals” New England Journal of Medicine (Special Article), 368, 1519-1527.
  • Young, G., Beckman, H., Baker, E. (2012). “Financial Incentives, Professional Values and Performance: A Study of Pay-for-Performance in a Professional Organization” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33: 964-983.
  • Young, G., Meterko, M., Beckman, H., Baker, E., White, K., Greene, R., Curtin, K., Bokhour, B., Berlowitz, D., Burgess, J. (2007). “Effects of Paying Physicians Based on Their Relative Performance for Quality” Journal of General internal Medicine, 22, 872-876.
  • Young, G., Charns, M., Shortell, S. (2001). “Top Manager and Network Effects on the Adoption of Innovative Management Practices: A Study of TQM in a Public Hospital System” Strategic Management Journal, 22, 935-951.

Selected Presentations

  • Young, G. “Provision of Community Benefits by Tax-Exempt Hospitals” National Health Policy Forum. Washington, D.C.. (2013).
  • Young, G. Briefing for the Massachusetts Committee on Health Care Financing (House chamber) on its proposed legislation “the Health Care Quality Improvement and Cost Reduction Act of 2012 (invited to speak about the bill’s provisions regarding alternative payment methods and accountable care organizations). (2012).
  • Young, G. (Keynote Speaker), “Designing and Implementing Pay-for-Performance Programs: Issues and Research,” Annual World Congress Leadership Summit on Health Care Quality and Pay-for-Performance. (2007).
  • Young, G. “Briefing on Pay-for-Performance” (based on research appearing in Medical Care Research and Review special supplement co-guest edited by Professor Young), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2006).
  • Young, G. “Should Ownership Type Matter in Antitrust Analysis of Hospital Mergers?” Invited testimony before the joint Federal Trade Commission/Department of Justice Hearings on Antitrust and the U.S. Healthcare Industry. (2003).


J.D., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Research & Teaching Interests

Research and teaching interests include strategic management, organization behavior, health care management, and health law.

Industry & Academic Experience

  • Professor and chairman, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, 2005-2010.
  • Faculty member, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, 1993-2010.
  • Senior associate, the Lewin Group, 1991-1993.
  • Attorney and social scientist, U.S. Government (including Department of Health and Human Services), 1989-1991.

Services to the Profession

  • Expert witness on matters relating to operation of healthcare organizations.
  • Facilitator for strategic planning meetings for health care organizations.
  • Technical consultant on design and implementation of pay-for-performance programs by purchasers and health plans.

Awards & Recognition

  • Tier 1 Grant funding awarded by Northeastern University Provost Office for the 2012-2013 academic year. Nate Rickles, Carey Noland, Judy Hall, and Gary Young, A pilot investigation into the nature and extent of Medication Adherence Support Activities (MASA) in Boston-area Pharmacies.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. To develop new theory and related research on the application of the pay-for-performance concept to the healthcare industry (2007-2009).
  • Best Theory-to-Practice Paper Award from the Health Care Management Division, Academy of Management, for paper “Competition among Hospitals for HMO Business: Effects of Price and Non-Price Attributes” (2001).