Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy
Patrick F. and Helen C. Walsh Professor
Visiting Associate Fellow, Oxford University 

Timothy Hoff

137 Richards Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




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

Research & 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.

Industry & 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.

Services to the Profession

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.

Awards & Recognition

Patrick F. and Helen C. Walsh Research Professor, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, 2015-17.

Visiting Associate Fellow, Green-Templeton College, Oxford University 

Recipient, 2014 Ronald Copeland Best Paper Award, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University ("Medical Home Implementation: A Sensemaking Taxonomy of Hard and Soft Best Practices").

Named in 2012 as one of the "101 Most Influential Professors of Public Health" nationally by, 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., Young, G., Xiang, E., and Raver, E. (Forthcoming). Understanding U.S. Physician Satisfaction: State of the Evidence and Future Directions. Journal of Healthcare Management.

Hoff, T. and Scott, S. (2015). The Gendered Realities and Talent Management Considerations of U.S. Women Physicians. Health Care Management Review. Early online.

Hoff, T. (2014). Remember it's a Workplace: Health Care Organizations as Sociological Artifacts. In (Mick, S. and Goldberg, D., Eds.) Advances in Health Care Organization Theory (2nd Edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Refereed Book Chapter)

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.


Selected Presentations

Hoff, T. (2015). Simpler, Familiar, and In It Together: How Primary Care Workers Pursue Medical Home Change. Paper presented in the Health Care Management Division at the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting in Vancouver, BC.

Hoff, T. (Organizer and Presenter), Christianson, M., Rerup, C., Patriotta, G. (2015). Future directions in sensemaking theorizing and research: Where the field needs to go. Panel symposium presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting in Vancouver, BC.

Hoff, T. (2014). When Routines Support or Stifle Innovation: Evidence from a U.S. Health Reform Initiative. Paper presented in the Health Care Management Division for presentation at the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Hoff, T. (Organizer and Presenter), Scheck-McAlearney, A., Nembhard, I., Hilligoss, B. (2013). Learning the Nuts and Bolts of Qualitative Design and Analysis. Symposium at the 2013 Academy of Management Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

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.