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Linda L. Vila

Associate Professor of Health Care Administration

B.A., Hunter College of CUNYJ.D, Brooklyn Law SchoolCHC (Certificate in Health Care Compliance), Compliance Certification Board


Linda L. Vila has been teaching in the Department of Health Care & Public Administration since 1997. Prior to her full-time faculty appointment at LIU, Linda served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for a large health care network in Brooklyn and Queens. She also held the positions of Vice President for Risk Management at another Brooklyn health system and Director of Risk Management for the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation. Linda began her legal career with an appointment as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Salvatore Bovino, J.S.C., Hudson County Family Part, Jersey City, New Jersey. Linda teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department including but not limited to: Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration; Administrative Responsibility and the Legal Environment in the Health Sector; Hospitals & Health Care Organizations; Management of Health Care Organizations; Critical Issues in the Health Care and Public Sectors. She mentors students for their graduate thesis. Linda teaches for the Honors College at Post and serves as an adjunct faculty member at St. John’s University School of Law where she teaches Health Law and Bioethics. Linda’s research interests include health care risk management, health administration management models and health care ethics. 


Health Law, Health Care Ethics, Health Care Management

Admitted: New York: Southern and Eastern District Courts; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; United States Court of Federal Claims


Vila, L. (2017, Summer). The Health Care In-House Counsel:  An Essential Member of the Senior Management Team, New York State Bar Association Health Law Journal, 22, 66-69.

Vila, L. (2016). Physician perceptions of Magnet nurses and Magnet designation. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 31, 4, 380-386.

Vila, L. & Buccellato, V. (2016). Implementation of a sustainable enterprise risk management framework:  The Administrator on Duty model. Journal of Hospital Administration, 5, 2, 80-87.

Mullins, L. B., Henderson, A. C., & Vila, L. L. (2016). Public–Private Collaboration in Workforce Development: Examining the Intersection of Public Education and Private Sector Employer Needs. In D. Bromberg (Ed.) Problem Solving with the Private Sector: A Public Solutions Handbook. New York, NY & Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Vila, L. (2014, May). Live compliance education and training: Five essential components. Compliance Today.

Vila, L. (Winter, 2009). The use of a mock trial in health administration education.  Journal of Health Administration Education, 26, 1, 55-62.

Vila, L. (2008, Winter).  Mentoring an honors thesis student: A lawyer’s perspective.  Honors in Practice, 4, 145-154.

Als, H., Behrman, R., Checchia, P., Denne, S., Dennery, P., Hall, C. B., Martin, R., Panitch, H., Schmidt, B., Stevenson, D.K., Vila, L. (2007). Preemie abandonment? Multidisciplinary experts consider how to best meet preemies needs at" preterm infants: a collaborative approach to specialized care" roundtable. Modern healthcare, 37(23), 17-24.

Vila, L.  (2006, Winter).  Tort reform and leadership education for physicians.  New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and Compensation Journal, 36, 36-39. 


Awarded promotion to Associate Professor and tenure, Long Island University, Post, 2018

Recipient, St. John’s University School of Law Dean’s Adjunct Teaching Award, 2016

Recipient, Long Island University David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015

Nominee, US Professors of the Year Award sponsored by Carnegie Foundation, 2014

Recipient, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus College of Management Adjunct Teaching Award, 2011

Recipient, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus College of Management Faculty Teaching

Award, 2008

Professional Affilliations

Member and LIU Post Program Director, American College of Health Care Executives

Member, American Society for Health Care Risk Management

Member, New York State Bar Association Health Law Section

Member, American Health Lawyers Association