Charles C. Engel

Adjunct Physician Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

Dr. Charles Engel (he/him) is an adjunct physician policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington, and core VA HSR&D investigator and codirector of the Seattle VA’s advanced health services research fellowship. Engel’s work focuses on trauma-informed health systems and strategies for improving the quality of primary care for chronic mental and physical health conditions. His research has covered traumatic injury and post-trauma syndromes ranging from blast injury, mild traumatic brain injury, PTSD, to Gulf War syndrome. Engel is experienced at mixed qualitative and quantitative methods and has led large pragmatic randomized trials, program evaluations, and implementation science studies. He has authored or coauthored nearly 200 scholarly papers, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and the American Journal of Psychiatry. Funding for his work has come from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and other agencies. Before joining RAND in 2013, Engel was associate chair (research) at Uniformed Services University’s Department of Psychiatry. Engel has served on the board of directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and on the American Psychiatric Association Council on Quality Care. He has testified twice before Congress, received many awards, and delivered numerous invited lectures in the U.S. and abroad. Engel received his M.P.H. from the University of Washington School of Public Health and his M.D. from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States