Richard Gregg

Director and 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 Health Marketing and Communication, Advanced Health Marketing and Communication, and Healthcare Strategic Management. He also co-teaches Innovation: The Future of Healthcare with Professor Conway. In addition, he oversees the student internships and the Healthcare Mentor Program.

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 and decision-making, marketing, social entrepreneurship, and organizational learning and change, including systems thinking.

Professor Gregg has been 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 on December 16, 2008, and ensures cleaner, safer air for the 1,000,000 young people who attend school and everyone else who works at and visits the schools. In March of 2009, Professor Gregg was honored with the Healthy Air Award from the American Lung Association.

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 April 2013, he presented an "Overview of Healthcare Reform and Possible Implications for Anesthesiology" at the New England Anesthesia Resident Conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Professor Gregg is a faculty associate in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and a member of the Board of Trustees of Community Health Programs (CHP) in the Berkshires. He is also a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD) of the American Hospital Association and the New England Society for Healthcare Strategy. 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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