Terry Lynn Kahlert Eng

Research Public Health Analyst

Terry Eng


  • PhD, Health Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • MS, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Boston University
  • BSN, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Terry Eng is an expert in patient safety who brings both acute care nursing experience and a research and consulting background to her role at RTI. Her research interests include performance improvement, health care delivery models, and nursing workforce issues.

Ms. Eng leads RTI’s work on the development and maintenance of symptom management measures for long-term care hospitals, a project funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Also for the CMMI, she is conducting research aimed at preventing avoidable hospitalizations.

Ms. Eng joined RTI in 2008 after many years of service in hospitals. She held senior nursing leadership roles at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and other New England medical centers, where her responsibilities included developing nurse leaders and quality improvement initiatives to improve patient safety.

Ms. Eng is a member of the Organization of Nurse Leaders Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the American Association of Nurse Executives, and Sigma Theta Tau.