Hugh W Long    

Hugh Long, PhD
Department of Global Health Management and Policy
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1929
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-2438
Fax: (504) 988-3783


Research Interests:

Medicare/Medicaid policy and payment mechanisms; health care financing; health care provider financial management


Educational Background:

  • JD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • MBA, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • BA, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Professional Achievements:


  • 1962 Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1962 Distinguished Military Graduate, Army ROTC
  • 1963 Army Commendation Medal
  • 1964 Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • 1965-1967 Sloan Foundation Fellowship
  • 1975 Howard W. Wissner Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1975-1979 annually, Tulane Business Society Teacher Honor Roll
  • 1982 Tulane Business Society Teacher Honor Roll
  • 1983 Best article, Healthcare Financial Management
  • 1984 Tulane Business Society Teacher Honor Roll
  • 1985 American College of Physician Executives, Honorary Member
  • 1985 17th Annual Harold Cummins Lecturer, Tulane Medical Center
  • 1987 Tulane Business Society Teacher Honor Roll
  • 1989 American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1991 Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
  • 1993 Order of the Coif
  • 1995, 1996 Best Faculty Member, Executive Master of Health Administration Program
  • 2003 Champion of Public Health Award, Dept. of Health Systems Management
  • 2004, 2005 Best faculty member, Taiwan Master of Medical Management Program
  • 2006 Delta Omega
  • 2008 ACHE Professor of the Year, Tulane Department of Health Systems Management, Class of 2008 


Selected Publications:

Review Dr. Long's publications at his NCBI profile page.


Personal Statement:

Dr. Long is a tenured full professor of Global Health Management and Policy in Tulane University's School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine in New Orleans.  His teaching covers healthcare fiscal management and payment systems in the MHA and MPH degree programs.  Dr. Long has also taught at the Ohio State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, the Yale School of Management, and served as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching health care law and regulation at Tulane from 1994 to 2013.

He holds a BA degree cum laude in mathematics from the Ohio State University where he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  His MBA and PhD degrees in business administration and finance were earned from Stanford University where he was a Sloan fellow.  He received his JD degree cum laude from Tulane University, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif, the law honor society.  He has been a member of the Louisiana State Bar since 1992.

He has published over seventy papers in the areas of corporate finance and health care management and policy, teaches frequently in educational programs sponsored by the American College of Physician Executives, and founded the first Master of Medical Management in the United States in 1995.  He co-authored a corporate finance text published by Prentice-Hall, and specializes in applying corporate finance concepts and techniques to health care settings, particularly the financing of, and the allocation of resources for, patient care.

During the 1980s, Dr. Long served as a special advisor on health policy to former U.S. Representative W. Henson Moore, and former United States Senator David Durenberger.  He has been an ad hoc advisor on health care financing to the Health Subcommittees of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Committee on Finance of the U.S. Senate.  He has also testified before these Committees on health financing policy, and from 1995 to 2000 served as a ProPAC Commissioner and a MedPAC Commissioner providing policy advice on Medicare to the United States Congress.

From 1990 to 2002, Dr. Long served four three-year terms under three U.S. Presidents on the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board which reviews and modifies the geographic status of hospitals for Medicare payment purposes.  He was Chairman of that Board from 1996 to 2002.

Dr. Long is an active consultant and speaker for the American College of Physician Executives, and is frequently retained as an economic expert in a wide variety of civil cases arising in the health care sector, analyzing and forecasting economic consequences in corporate contract disputes, administrative law adjudications, antitrust cases, various class actions, as well as making projections of economic loss associated with medical conditions and attendant impaired earning capacity.

Dr. Long is currently the President of the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 2001, and is a member of the Board of the New York-based League of American Orchestras.  He also serves on the Governing Board of LCMC, Inc., a three-hospital system in New Orleans, and is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Touro Infirmary, a 250-bed acute-care hospital in the LCMC system.


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