Richard Gregg

Director and Distinguished Instructor, Healthcare Administration Programs

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Areas of Expertise

  • Healthcare Strategic Management
  • Innovation in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Marketing and Communication
  • Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Organizational Learning and Change, including Systems Thinking

Professional Experience

Professor Gregg teaches Healthcare Strategic Management and will teach the new Innovation and Strategic Management as well as the MHA Capstone course. He co-teaches Innovation: The Future of Healthcare and the Healthcare Travel Seminar to London. He has been the Director of Programs in Healthcare Administration since 2007, and he served as chair of the Healthcare Administration Department for many years.

During a career that began in the early 1970s, Professor Gregg has worked in government and politics, provided management consulting services to healthcare and nonprofit organizations, served as director/CEO of a large health and wellness center, led Suffolk’s graduate program in philanthropy and media that trained socially conscious documentary film-makers, and taught graduate school in public management and healthcare administration. His expertise includes strategy development and implementation, leadership, marketing, and organizational learning and change, including systems thinking.

For many years, Professor Gregg was a leader in the "Idle-Free" movement that encourages drivers to stop idling in order to protect our health and environment. He served as chairman of the "Idle-Free" Massachusetts Campaign of the American Lung Association, and his efforts to reduce motor vehicle air pollution resulted in a Massachusetts law, "An Act to Improve School Campus Air Quality," that limits engine idling on every school property in the Commonwealth. The law was signed by Governor Deval Patrick in 2008 and ensures cleaner, safer air for the 1,000,000 young people who attend school and everyone else that works at and visits the schools. Professor Gregg was honored with the Healthy Air Award from the American Lung Association, and he was named as a “Climate Champion” by Clean Air Cool Planet, a non-profit organization that promotes solutions to global warming.

In 2006, 2008, and 2013, Professor Gregg received the John Brennan Award for Outstanding Instruction to Graduate Students from the Graduate Student Association of Suffolk University. In 2016, he was presented with the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service to the Sawyer Business School.

Professor Gregg is a member of the Board of Directors of Community Health Programs (CHP) in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. He is a faculty associate in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and he formerly served on the ACHE of Massachusetts Board of Directors, representing the academic programs in the ACHE Higher Education Network (HEN).


  • MBA, New York University
  • MA, BA, Rutgers University
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