Kristin Madison PhD, JD
Department: Department of Health Sciences
Office: 52 Cargill

Phone: 617-373-4551
Fax: 617-373-5056



Jointly appointed in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the School of Law, Professor Madison applies an interdisciplinary perspective to her research and teaching in health law, health policy, and health economics.   Her recent research topics include the use of financial incentives to encourage healthy behaviors and the implications of health care quality reporting for health care law and policy.  She has published work in Health Services Research, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Community Mental Health Journal, the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, the UC Davis Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, JAMA, among other journals.  Professor Madison joined the Northeastern faculty in 2011 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she had been a member of the faculty for the previous ten years.  She has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

For a fuller description of Professor Madison's legal research, please visit her School of Law webpage.

B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1992
J.D., Yale Law School, 2000
Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, 2001

Research Interests:  
Health Law
Health Care Quality
Health Incentives

Health Care Law
Health Policy
Economic Perspectives on Health Policy

Selected Research/Scholarship Projects:


Selected Publications:

Kristin Madison, Legal Issues in Health Care Quality Reporting, Lahey Clinic Journal of Medical Ethics, Winter 2012, at 4.

Kristin Madison, Peter D. Jacobson & Gary Young, Health Policy and Regulation, in Shortell and Kaluzny’s Health Care Management: Organization, Design, and Behavior (Lawton Burns, Elizabeth Bradley, & Bryan Weiner eds. 6th ed. 2011).

Kristin Madison & Mark Hall, Quality Regulation in the Information Age: Challenges for Medical Professionalism, in Medical Professionalism in the New Information Age (David J. Rothman & David Blumenthal eds., 2010).

Kristin Madison, Defragmenting Health Care Delivery Through Quality Reporting, in The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions (Einer R. Elhauge ed., 2010).

Kristin Madison, Patients as “Regulators”?: Patients’ Evolving Influence Over Health Care Delivery, 31 J. Legal Med. 9 (2010).

Scott D. Halpern, Kristin M. Madison & Kevin G. Volpp, Patients as Mercenaries?: The Ethics of Using Financial Incentives in the War on Unhealthy Behaviors, 2 Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes 514 (2009).

Peter D. Ehrenkranz, José A. Pagán, Elizabeth M. Begier, Benjamin P. Linas, Kristin Madison & Katrina Armstrong, Written Informed-Consent Statutes and HIV Testing, 37 Am. J. Preventive Med. 57 (2009).

Kristin Madison, The Law and Policy of Health Care Quality Reporting, 31 Campbell L. Rev. 215 (2009).

Kristin Madison, Hospital Mergers in an Era of Quality Improvement, 7 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y265 (2007).

Kristin Madison & Peter D. Jacobson, Debate, Consumer-Directed Health Care, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. PENNumbra 107 (2007),

Kristin Madison, Regulating Health Care Quality in an Information Age, 40 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1577 (2007).

Kristin Madison, ERISA and Liability for Provision of Medical Information, 84 N.C.  L. Rev.471 (2006).

Kristin Madison, The Residency Match: Competitive Restraints in an Imperfect World, 42 Hous. L. Rev. 759 (2005).

Kristin Madison, Multihospital Systems and Patient Treatments, Expenditures, and Outcomes, 39 Health Services Res. 749 (2004).

Kristin Madison, Hospital-Physician Affiliations and Patient Treatments, Expenditures, and Outcomes, 39 Health Services Res. 257 (2004). 

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