Faculty

Health economist and health services researcher Boon Peng Ng is an assistant professor at the UCF College of Nursing and a member of the UCF Disability, Aging and Technology Faculty Research Cluster. Prior to his appointment at UCF, he was a Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he leveraged his knowledge of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data to assess health services usage, economic burden of diseases, and the health and economic impact of health policies and interventions on various populations. His area of research is in chronic disease, particularly diabetes, where he continues to serve as a guest researcher with the CDC Division of Diabetes.

Education
  • PhD in Economics (Health), Wayne State University
  • MA in Economics (Econometrics), Wayne State University
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Reviewer, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
  • Reviewer, Diabetologia
  • Reviewer, The Lancet Public Health
  • Reviewer, JAMA Network Open
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Public Service Star Award, CDC, 2020
  • Health Economics Research Group Award runner up, CDC, 2021
Selected Professional Activities
  • American Diabetes Association
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
  • Health Economics Interest Group Advisory Committee Member, AcademyHealth

Expertise & Research

Expertise
  • Aging
  • Big Data
  • Chronic Diseases
  • COVID-19
  • Diabetes
  • Fall Prevention
  • Health Services
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Population Health: Older Adults
  • Public Health
  • Secondary Data Analysis
  • Telehealth
Research Areas
  • Aging & Vulnerable Populations
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
Research Clusters
  • Disability, Aging and Technology