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Theodore G. Long

Clinical Professor, Department of Population Health


Theodore (Ted) Long, MD, MHS, is Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care and Population Health at New York City Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the U.S. He is also Executive Director of the NYC Test & Treat Corps, the City’s comprehensive effort to provide accessible, no-cost COVID-19 testing, support those infected or exposed to the virus with quarantine and isolation resources, and provide connections to treatment for eligible New Yorkers.

New York City Health + Hospitals provides essential services to more than one million New Yorkers through 11 hospitals and more than 50 community health center sites. Dr. Long is responsible for leading one of the nation’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and transforming the health system’s current portfolio of ambulatory care, with more than five million outpatient visits per year, into an integrated and high-quality network providing care to all New Yorkers, without exception. He oversees Population Health and supervises the NYC Care program, which provides universal access to care for all New Yorkers. Additionally, he leads operations for the Humanitarian Emergency Relief and Recovery Centers (HERRCs) for asylum seekers coming into NYC.

Dr. Long previously served as Senior Medical Officer for the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where he led more than 20 federal programs, including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program and the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. Before coming to CMS, Dr. Long served as Medical Director at the Rhode Island State Department of Health, where he led health care planning for the State. He was principal author for the first statewide evaluation of health service capacity and access to care, with a focus on primary care capacity and need.

Dr. Long is a practicing primary care physician who did his undergraduate work, residency training and post-graduate master’s work in health services research at Yale University. He has authored over 50 peer reviewed articles that have been published in journals including JAMA, Nature, and Lancet Public Health. His research interests include primary care innovations/outcomes, primary care workforce planning, and COVID-19.


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Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Udeagu, Chi-Chi N; Pitiranggon, Masha; Misra, Kavita; Huang, Jamie; Terilli, Thomas; Ramos, Yasmin; Alexander, Martha; Kim, Christine; Lee, David; Blaney, Kathleen; Keeley, Chris; Long, Theodore; Vora, Neil M

JMIR public health & surveillance. 2022 Nov 15; 8(11):e40977

Blaney, Kathleen; Foerster, Steffen; Baumgartner, Jennifer; Benckert, Megan; Blake, Janice; Bray, Jackie; Chamany, Shadi; Devinney, Katelynn; Fine, Annie; Gindler, Masha; Guerra, Laura; Johnson, Amanda; Keeley, Chris; Lee, David; Lipsit, Mia; McKenney, Sarah; Misra, Kavita; Perl, Sarah; Peters, Dana; Ray, Madhury; Saad, Eduardo; Thomas, Guajira; Trieu, Lisa; Udeagu, Chi-Chi; Watkins, Julian; Wong, Marcia; Zielinski, Lindsay; Long, Theodore; Vora, Neil M

JAMA network open. 2022 Nov 01; 5(11):e2239661

Pei, Sen; Kandula, Sasikiran; Cascante Vega, Jaime; Yang, Wan; Foerster, Steffen; Thompson, Corinne; Baumgartner, Jennifer; Ahuja, Shama Desai; Blaney, Kathleen; Varma, Jay K; Long, Theodore; Shaman, Jeffrey

Nature communications. 2022 Oct 23; 13(1):6307

Whittemore, Katherine; Foerster, Steffen; Blaney, Kathleen; Long, Theodore; Vora, Neil M

JAMA network open. 2022 Sep 01; 5(9):e2233001

Vasan, Ashwin; Foote, Mary; Long, Theodore

JAMA. 2022 Aug 23; 328(8):705-706

Pei, Sen; Kandula, Sasikiran; Vega, Jaime Cascante; Yang, Wan; Foerster, Steffen; Thompson, Corinne; Baumgartner, Jennifer; Ahuja, Shama; Blaney, Kathleen; Varma, Jay; Long, Theodore; Shaman, Jeffrey

Research square. 2022 Jul 27;