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Joy Chang, MD

Title: Clinical Lecturer of Internal Medicine
Affiliation: University of Michigan
Year entered into CEGIR training program: 2020


Dr. Chang is an adult gastroenterologist whose clinical and research interests include improving the care, quality of life, and patient-provider communications for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). During her training as a GI and advanced esophageal fellow, she developed an interest in how patients’ various preferences and values play into decisions about initiating and maintaining EoE treatment. Dr. Chang’s research focuses on shared decision making, behavioral interventions in EoE care, and patient-centered collaborative research methods.

Summary of current CEGIR projects


Publications as affiliated with CEGIR


Q & A with Dr. Chang

How has CEGIR participation made a difference in your career, or how do you anticipate it will?

“CEGIR has opened up opportunities for mentorship and partnerships with the strong EGID scientific community, as well as provided updated evidence to support my care of patients with EGIDs. Just as important are the relationships I will continue to build with our patient advocacy groups, who are instrumental in amplifying the voices of the patients who inspire my research on patient-centered care and outcomes.”

How do you feel the patient community benefits from the CEGIR training program?

“Improving and supporting the lives of those with EGIDs requires partnerships between investigators, clinicians, patients and their loved ones. CEGIR uniquely improves the quality of care for these patients by bringing these diverse stakeholders together in research collaborations, seeking to train experts and junior investigators, and increasing patient access to clinicians and researchers within the field.”