Timothy Hoff, PhD

Timothy Hoff

Visiting Scholar

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Richards Hall 137
Boston, MA 02115


Timothy Hoff is Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University, in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is also a Visiting Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Green-Templeton College.

Before going into academia, he worked for a decade as a primary care practice administrator and as a health care consultant. 

Hoff is an organisational and medical sociologist who studies health workforce issues, health innovation and system transformation, health care quality, primary care, and clinician behaviour; and is an expert in the use of qualitative methods. His research has been published in leading journals in medicine, health services research, and management. His book entitled Practice Under Pressure: Primary Care Physicians and Their Work in the 21st Century, earned an Outstanding Academic Title award from Choice Magazine in 2010. 

His health care research has won national awards in the USA from the American Sociological Association, Academy of Management, and Society for Applied Anthropology. He is co-editor of a 2016 volume on transformations in the health professions workforce, and has another book entitled, Next in Line: Lowered Care Expectations in the Age of Retail- and Value-Based Health, published in 2017. 


Hoff is working collaboratively with Oxford University colleagues on research into health care leadership.

This is looking specifically at senior health care leadership experiences, collaboration, and shared decision making; and the transformation of general practice careers and work.

View his research.


Hoff teaches courses in health care management and health policy at Northeastern University in Boston.