Timothy Hoff

Associate Scholar

  • t.hoff@northeastern.edu

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


Dr 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.

Timothy is a visiting Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Green Templeton College alongside his role as an Associate Scholar at Saïd Business School.

He has also served as the Patrick and Helen Walsh Research Professor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Before going into academia, Timothy worked for a decade as a primary care practice administrator and as a health care consultant. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a PhD in Public Administration.

Find out more about Timothy's professional career and expertise.


Timothy is an organisational and medical sociologist who studies health workforce issues, health care innovation, quality, primary care and clinician behaviour. He is an expert in the use of qualitative methods.

Timothy has written three scholarly books on aspects of the US health system. 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. 

He is also the author of a new book on the history and future of general practitioners in the United States entitled, Searching for the Family Doctor:  Primary Care on the Brink (Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2022).

Timothy's health care research has won national awards in the US from the American Sociological Association, the Academy of Management, and the Society for Applied Anthropology. 


Timothy teaches courses in US health policy, health care management and innovation, and organisational behaviour and leadership at Northeastern University. He teaches at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level.