Howard Eng, Dr.PH, MS, RPh

Howard Eng

Assistant Professor in Public Health and Pharmacy Practice
Community, Environment and Policy Division
Director, Southwest Border Rural Health Research Center (SBRHRC)

1295 N. Martin
Campus PO Box: 245210
Drachman Hall A241
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-5840
aeng@ahsc.arizona.edu


Biography

Howard J. Eng, MS, DrPH, RPh, is an assistant professor and director of the Southwest Border Rural Health Research Center, Rural Health Office in The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He has more than 30 years of experience in health care. Dr. Eng's training includes health services and policy research, health economics, epidemiology, public health, and pharmacy. 

He has 20 years of teaching experience and has been a faculty member in the Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine, and Public Health. Dr. Eng teaches health services administration, community-based research methods, and clinical leadership and administration courses. Dr. Eng was the recipient of the 1998-1999 University of Arizona Health Sciences Center Deans' Teaching Scholars.

His research interests are (1) to identify the best methods/practices that will enhance the delivery of health services that will lead to the improvement of rural, border, and/or tribal health, (2) to study factors that impact the community health services delivery system (e.g., access to health services, health services financing, barriers to health services utilization, workforce trends, health services quality improvement, and diffusion/adaptation of new technology), (3) to identify effective strategies that will reduce health disparities among  minority populations, and (4) to study methods that will improve pharmaceutical usage patterns that will improve community therapeutic outcomes. He is the co-Principal Investigator and evaluator/health services researcher for the Arizona Rural Health Flexibility Program. Dr. Eng was the recipient of 1990 SAGE's Outstanding University of Florida Faculty Award for Excellence in Research on Aging and selected to the 2003-04 National Rural Health Leadership Development Program sponsored by the Office of Rural Health Policy.

Education:

1985, DrPH, Community Health, University of Texas

1978, MS, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arizona

1974, BS, Pharmacy, University of Arizona

1971, BS, Zoology, University of Arizona

Selected Publications:

Eng, Howard J. and Julie Jacobs 'Arizona Rural Health Dataline,' (December 2006). (Note: The ARHD website is a centralized collection of rural health data and links to community level data and health-related sites. The data summaries provide state, urban, and rural comparisons as well as comparisons between Arizona’s 15 counties.) Website location: http://rho.arizona.edu/Resources/Dataline/default.aspx.

Hughes, Alison and Howard J. Eng. "The Making of the Rural Health Plan," Rural Roads, (December 2005), pp. 8-9, Vol. 3, No. 4.

Eng, Howard J., Julie Jacobs, and Jennifer Peashock. 'Arizona Rural Health Plan 2005 to 2007,' December 2004, pp. 1-96. (Note: This Plan was reviewed and approved by Arizona statewide advisory committee made up rural health experts, health providers, and policy makers in December 2004 and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in April 2005). Website is http://www.rho.arizona.edu/Programs/documents/AZ_RHP20050419.pdf

Sciacca, John, Howard J. Eng, James Mahrt, and Kate Dorsey. 'The Arizona CHAMPS Peer Project for Tobacco Use Prevention: Effects on Tobacco Use, Intentions to Use, and Knowledge,' American Journal of Health Education, 34:250-257, 2003.

Eng, Howard J., Cindy Resnick, Karl Yordy, Merlin DuVal, Ronald Vogel, Joel Brill, Eva Paz-Ono, Michelle Parces, Michael Voloudakis, Ishrat Khandokar, Barbara Clarihew, and Julie Jacobs. 'Health Care Coverage in Arizona: An Overview,' (January 2002), pp. 1-20.

Eng, Howard J., Cindy Resnick, Karl Yordy, Merlin DuVal, Ronald Vogel, Joel Brill, Eva Paz-Ono, Michelle Parces, Michael Voloudakis, Ishrat Khandokar, Barbara Clarihew, and Julie Jacobs. 'Health Care Coverage in Arizona: Full Assessment,' (January 2002), pp. 1-55, Appendices A-I.

Eng, Howard J. 'Comparison of the Six Arizona Rural Managed Care Center Counties.' Southwest Border Rural Health Research Center, Monograph 39, November 2000, pp. 1-65.

Eng, Howard J., Christine Huang, and Laurie Soloff. 'Emergency Room Utilization Patterns in Cochise and Pinal Counties.' Southwest Border Rural Health Research Center, Monograph 38, September 2000, pp. 1-40.

Languages Spoken:

English, Chinese (Toysun), Spanish

 
Curriculum Vitae