Timothy Hoff is a professor of management, healthcare systems, and health policy with appointments of 25% in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and 75% in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. He is a nationally recognized organizational and medical sociologist in the study of U.S. health reform implementation, health care quality, primary care, and physician behavior. In addition, he is a leading voice on the use of qualitative methods in health services research. He has published over 45 articles, several book chapters, and a full-length, award-winning book entitled Practice Under Pressure: Primary Care Physicians and Their Work in the 21st Century.
His health care research, which examines the sociological dynamics of health care workers and work settings and how they influence system performance, has won national awards from the American Sociological Association, Academy of Management, and Society for Applied Anthropology. In 2012, he was named as one of the “100 Most Influential Professors of Public Health” by MPHProgramsList.com, an online service for public health student education.
He currently is a visiting associate fellow at Oxford University’s Green-Templeton College, and will serve as the Patrick and Helen Walsh Research Professor for the D’Amore-McKim School of Business during 2015-17. He is on several health care journal editorial boards.
Dr. Hoff has consulted with numerous agencies and organizations including the American Cancer Society, Veterans Health Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also leads and participates in executive education for the healthcare industry.
Dr. Hoff is currently co-PI on a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examining how physicians adapt to payment reform. Hoff earned his PhD in public administration from the University at Albany.
- Hoff, T. and Scott, S. (Forthcoming). The Gendered Realities and Talent Management Considerations of U.S. Women Physicians. Health Care Management Review.
- 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. (2013). Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation: A Sensemaking
Taxonomy of Hard and Soft Best Practices. The Milbank Quarterly. 91(4): 771-810. (Recipient, 2014 Ronald Copeland Best Paper Award, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University)
- 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.
- Hoff, T. (2013). Towards a Diversified Future for U.S. Primary Care. American Journal of Managed Care, 19(1) e9-e13.
- Hoff, T., Weller, W., DePuccio M. (2012). The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Review of Recent Research. Medical Care Research and Review, 69(6): 619-44.
- Hartmann, C., Hoff, T., Palmer, J.A., Wroe, P., Dutta-Lin, M., and G. Lee. (2012) The Medicare policy of payment adjustment for healthcare-associated infections: Perspectives on theoretical unintended consequences. Medical Care Research and Review, 69(1): 45-61.
- Hoff, T. (2012). Older adults and the “one-size-fits-all” medical home model. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 31: 531-36.
- Hoff, T. (2011). Deskilling and adaptation among primary care physicians using two work innovations. Health Care Management Review, 36(4): 338-48.
- Hoff, T., Hartmann, C., Soerensen, C., Wroe, P., Dutta-Linn, M., and G. Lee. (2011). Making the CMS payment policy for healthcare-associated infections work: Organizational factors that matter. Journal of Healthcare Management, 56(5): 319-36.
- Hoff, T. (2011). Toward thinking qualitatively in health services research. Medical Care Research and Review, 68(1): 49-55.
- Weiner, B., Amick, H., Lund, J., Lee, S., and T. Hoff. (2011). Use of qualitative methods in published health services and management research: A Ten-Year Review. Medical Care Research and Review, 68(1): 3-33.
- Hoff, T. and C. Soerensen. (2011). No payment for preventable complications: Reviewing the early literature for content, guidance, and impressions. Quality Management in Health Care, 20(1): 62-75.
- Hoff, T. (2010). The patient-centered medical home: What we need to know more about. Medical Care Research and Review, 67(4): 383-392.
- Hoff, T. (2010). The shaky foundation of the patient-centered medical home. American Journal of Managed Care, 16(6): e134-e136.
- Hoff, T. (2010). Managing the negatives of experience in physician teams: A case study of an academic medical center. Health Care Management Review, 35(1): 65-76.
- Nembhard, I., Alexander J., Hoff, T., and R. Ramanujaum. (2009). Why does the quality of health care continue to lag? Insights from management research. Academy of Management Perspectives, 23(1): 24-42.
Hoff, T. (2010). Practice Under Pressure: Primary Care Physicians and Their Medicine in the 21st Century. Critical Issues in Health and Medicine Series. Rutgers University Press.
Awards and Honors
- Visiting Associate Fellow, Green-Templeton College, Oxford University (2015 – )
- Patrick and Helen Walsh Research Professor, D’Amore-McKim School of Business (2015-17)
- Recipient, Ronald Copeland Best Paper Award, D’Amore-McKim School of Business (2014)
- “100 Most Influential Professors of Public Health” Nationally, MPHProgramsList.com (2012)
- Outstanding Academic Title Award, Choice Magazine, for the book Practice Under Pressure (2010)
- Member, Institute of Medicine Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 2008-09, Title of Study: Review of Priorities in the National Vaccine Plan.
- Visiting Fellow, 2005, Templeton College of Management, Oxford University.
- Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, Health Care Management Division, 1998.
- Roberta K. Simmons National Dissertation Award, American Sociological Association, Medical Sociology Section, 1997.
- Academy of Management
- Academy Health