Sandy S. Chang MD, MHS


Research Summary

Dr. Chang's current line of research seeks to characterize the spectrum of multimorbidity in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to enhance our understanding of how multiple co-existing chronic diseases, geriatric conditions, and age-related impairments affect the clinical course and outcomes of COPD.


Selected Publications

  • Chang SS, Chen S, McAvay GJ, Tinetti ME. Effect of co-existing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cognitive impairment on health outcomes in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012; doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04171.x. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Chang SS, Weiss CO, Xue QL, Fried LP. Association between inflammatory-related disease burden and frailty: Results from the Women’s Health and Aging Studies I and II. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2012; 54(1):9-15.
  • Chang SS, Vaz Fragoso CA, Van Ness PH, Fried LP, Tinetti ME. Association between combined interleukin-6 and c-reactive protein levels and pulmonary function in older women: results from the Women’s Health and Aging Studies I and II. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011; 59(1): 113-119.
  • Chang SS, Weis CO, Xue Q, Fried LP. Patterns of co-morbid inflammatory diseases in frail older women: the Women’s Health and Aging Studies I and II. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2010; 65(4): 407-413.

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