Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Chang is noted for his clinical epidemiologic/health services research focused on the outcomes of rehabilitation and orthopaedic surgical treatments for persons with arthritis and the determinants of functional limitation in clinical and community populations with arthritis. Much of his community population work has been done in collaboration with Dorothy Dunlop, PhD. He also has experience performing decision analysis and cost-effective analysis. With several research and clinical collea...[Read full text]Dr. Chang is noted for his clinical epidemiologic/health services research focused on the outcomes of rehabilitation and orthopaedic surgical treatments for persons with arthritis and the determinants of functional limitation in clinical and community populations with arthritis. Much of his community population work has been done in collaboration with Dorothy Dunlop, PhD. He also has experience performing decision analysis and cost-effective analysis. With several research and clinical colleagues, Dr. Chang developed and tested a physical activity promotion program for patients with arthritis, supported by a five-year investigator-initiated R01 grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. The project was titled, Improving Motivation for Physical Activity in Arthritis Clinical Trial (IMPAACT). With the support of an R21 grant, Dr. Chang's team is now developing a worksite intervention that promotes healthy physical activity/dietary behaviors for overweight/obese persons with chronic knee symptoms called JointADventure.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Tufts University School of Medicine (1976)
  • MPH: Harvard University, Public Health (1982)
  • Residency: Mount Auburn Hospital (1979)
  • Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital (1982)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Visit Rowland W Chang's Northwestern Scholars Profile to see the list of publications.