Faculty Profile

Joyce Tang
Section of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Academic Interests

Dr. Tang's research interests are in developing patient-centered approaches to improving population health. Her research focuses on understanding how primary care providers and healthcare systems can: 1) prevent the development of chronic diseases, with a focus on the identification and counseling of patients who are at increased risk (i.e., patients who are overweight, who have gestational diabetes, or prediabetes); and 2) prevent the development of complications among medically complex patients. Her research integrates both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand the perspectives of patients, providers, and other stakeholders.

Clinical Interests

Care for frequently hospitalized patients, diabetes, shared decision making, wellness and well-being


  • Tang JW, Freed B, Baker T, Kleczek J, Tartaglia K, Laiteerapong N, Press VG, Schwartz M, Arora VM. Internal medicine residents' comfort with and frequency of providing dietary counseling to diabetic patients. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Oct;24(10):1140-3.
  • Tang, JW, Kushner RF, Cameron KA, Hicks B, Cooper AJ, Baker DW. Electronic tools to assist with identification and counseling for overweight patients: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2012.
  • Tang JW, Mason M, Kushner RF, Tirodkar M, Khurana N, Kandula NR. South Asian immigrant perspectives on overweight, obesity, and the relationship between weight and health. Preventing Chronic Disease 2012;9:E107. Epub 2012 May 31
  • Tang JW, Allen N, de Chavez P, Goff DC, Kiefe CI, Lewis CE, Carnethon M. Health care access and weight change among young adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Public Health Nutr 2013 Oct;16:1796-800.
  • Tang JW, Foster KE, Pumarino J, Ackermann RT, Peaceman AM, Cameron KA. Perspectives on prevention of type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes: a qualitative study of Hispanic, African-American and White women. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2015 July;19:1526-34
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  • MD, 2004, The University of Chicago,
  • Residency, 2007, The University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Chief Resident, 2008, MacNeal Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2010, Northwestern University, Healthcare Studies
  • MPH, 2012, Northwestern University,