Rowland W Chang, MD, MPH

Rowland W Chang, MD, MPH

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology), Medicine (Rheumatology) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Clinic (for patients): 312-238-1000

633 N. St Clair, 18th Floor
Chicago IL 60611

rwchang( at )

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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


Description of Interests

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.

Interests (Keywords)

Arthritis; Arthritis - Rheumatoid; Epidemiology; Health Services Research; Osteoarthritis; Physical activity; Preventive Medicine; Rehabilitation/Therapy

Research and Publications

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