Aileen Y. Chang, MD, MSPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine. She also serves as Assistant Director for Research at GW’s Rodham Institute for Health Disparities. She specializes in comprehensive primary care.
Dr. Chang earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. As a Doris Duke International Fellow she trained in the clinical and public health management of dengue fever in Nicaragua. She is now the Chief Operating Officer of the Dengue Relief Foundation. She completed her internship, residency in internal medicine, and fellowship in general medicine at the University of Miami.
Dr. Chang has two research focuses. She studies the clinical and public health management of dengue and chikungunya with multiple international studies investigating prevalence, mapping, mechanisms of injury, community based approaches to management, and novel diagnostics. Her international experience managing vector borne disease lead her interest in how social and political determinants affect health. Upon return to the US, she began to investigate community based approaches to chronic disease management, specifically diabetes management in low-income Latinos. She now works for the Rodham Institute promoting health equity research in the D.C. area.
Dr. Chang is a member of the American College of Physicians and Physicians for a National Health Care Program.