63171-Eng, Joshua

Joshua S. Eng, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Surgery

Phone 312-600-4519
545 Barnhill Dr., Emerson Hall
Room 203

Indianapolis, Indian 46202


Dr. Eng is a Research Assistant Professor within the Department of Surgery and a member of the IUSM Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC).  He was previously a Statistical Research Associate at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  Dr. Eng is a quantitative behavioral scientist whose research focuses on surgical education, wellness, outcomes, and psychometrics.  He currently serves as the senior research methodologist and statistician on the SECOND Trial, a national, prospective pragmatic cluster-randomized trial of more than 200 ACGME-accredited general surgery residency programs that aims to leverage data-driven quality improvement approaches, coupled with intervention tools to support improvement, to both characterize and improve the learning environment and well-being of U.S. surgical residents.

Dr. Eng earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. He also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • 2012 University of California, Berkeley, Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • 2012 University of California, Berkeley, Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
  • 2011 Ford Foundation, Dissertation Fellowship (Honorable Mention)
  • 2011 National Science Foundation, East Asia & Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship
  • 2009 Society for Personality & Social Psychology, Summer Institute Fellowship
  • 2006 National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2006 Ford Foundation, Predoctoral Fellowship (Honorable Mention)
  • 2005 University of California, Berkeley, Chancellor’s Fellowship


Key Publications

  • Felipa, J.D., Hu, A., Eng, J.S., Alam, H.B., McKoy, J.M., Bilimoria, K.Y., & Hu, Y.Y. (2022). Mistreatment and wellness amongst international medical graduates in U.S. general surgical residency training. JAMA Surgery.
  • Chia, M.C., Hu, Y.Y., Li, R.D., Cheung, E.O., Eng, J.S., Zhan, T., Sheahan, M.G., Bilimoria, K.Y., & Coleman, D.M. (2022). Prevalence and risk factors for burnout in U.S. vascular surgery trainees. Journal of Vascular Surgery.
  • Heiderscheit, E.A., Schlick, C.J.R., Ellis, R.J., Cheung, E.O., Irizarry, D., Amortegui, D., Eng, J.S., Sosa, J.A., Hoyt, D.B., Buyske, J., Nasca, T.J., Bilimoria, K.Y., & Hu, Y.Y. (2022). Experiences of LGBTQ+ residents in U.S. general surgery training programs. JAMA Surgery.
  • Joung, R.H. Amortegui, D.A., Silver, C.M., Mackiewicz, N.I., Eng, J.S., Rosenkranz, K.M., Johnson, J., Bilimoria, K.Y., & Hu, Y.Y. (2022). A national mixed-methods evaluation of general surgery residency program responsiveness and the association with resident wellness. Journal of Surgical Education.
  • Khorfan, R., Hu, Y.Y., Agarwal, G., Eng, J.S., Riall, T., Choi, J., Chandrakanth, A., Shanafelt, T., Bilimoria, K.Y., & Cheung, E.O. (2021). The role of personal accomplishment in general surgery resident well-being. Annals of Surgery.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Research Professor of Surgery
  • Education
    2014 FEL Social & Personality Psychology Fellowship, University of California, Berkley
    2012 PhD University of California, Berkeley
    2011 FEL National Science Foundation East Asia & Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship, Tsinghua University
    2009 FEL Fellow, Society for Personality & Social Psychology Summer Institute, Northwestern University
    2003 BS University of Illinois
  • Research
    - Surgical education, wellness, outcomes, and psychometrics

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