"Tom "


Associate Professor of Health Care Management

Department of Management

tom english headshot

Research Interests


Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S., University of Alabama in Hunstville
B.A., University of Alabama


Dr. English is an expert in implementing and modifying electronic health records (EHR), health informatics research, and extracting data from EHRs for research and quality improvement projects. He has successfully customized and implemented EHRs into 6 primary care clinics. His focus on workflows and data quality have resulted in multiple awards including the 2007 UAB Huntsville Outstanding Achievement Award and the 2012 UMass Memorial Champions of Excellence Award. Dr. English has leveraged his EHR experience for research and is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and in the past has received funding from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Veterans Administration, the Common Wealth of Massachusetts, National Cancer Institute, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. English has published in a variety of clinical and informatics journals including the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Family Medicine, and Clinical Pediatrics. Dr. English is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the American Public Health Association.

Selected Publications

English, T. M. CRAVE-OUT: A Distraction/Motivation Game to Assist During Smoking Cessation. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Amante, D. J., Hogan, T. P., Pagoto, S. L., English, T. M., Lapane, K. L. (2015). Access to care and use of the Internet to serach for health information: results from the US National Health Interview Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Reserach, 17(4), e106.

English, T. M. (2015). Identification of Relationships Between Patients Through Elements in a Data Warehouse Using the Familial Associational, and Incidental Relationship (FAIR) Initiative: A Pilot Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 3(1).

Wills, M. J., Whitman, M. V., English, T. M. (2017). Travel Distance to Cancer Treatment Facilities in the Deep South. Journal of Healthcare Management, 62(1), 30-43.

English, T. M., Masom, D., Whitman, M. V. (in press). IMPACT OF PATIENT NAVIGATION ON DIABETES. Journal of Healthcare Management.

English, T. M. (2015). Evaluating the QUIT-PRIMO Clinical Practice ePortal to Increase Smoker Engagement with Online Cessation Interventions: A National Hybrid Type 2 Implementation Study. Implementation Science, 10(154).