Jacqueline Eng

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Jacqueline T. Eng
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
(269) 387-3973 or (269) 387-5634
1045 Moore Hall, Mail Stop 5306; 3929 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5410
Mailing address: 
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5306 USA
  • Ph.D., Biological Anthropology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2007
Research interests: 
  • Bioarchaeology, paleopathology and skeletal biology
  • Nutrition
  • Trauma, interregional interaction, imperialism, and frontiers

Dr. Jacqueline Eng is a biological anthropologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University with research interests in the health of ancient human populations as revealed by their skeletal and dental remains. Through this bioarchaeological perspective, Eng has conducted osteological research on hunter-gatherer populations in California, Viking Age and Conversion Age inhabitants of Iceland, post-medieval peasants from Transylvania, and numerous societies from China's northern frontier that date from the Neolithic to the Mongolian Dynasty.

As a member of the Global History of Health Project, Eng has also contributed to this NSF- and NIH-funded investigation of the history of human health over the past 10,000 years.

Regional focus: East Asia (China and Mongolia); global history of health, including health and disease found among frontier nomads and settled farmers during major shifts in health and disease and socioeconomic landscape as the ancient Chinese empire and pastoral cultures developed and interacted with each other.