Chang to join faculty Sept. 1

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On Sept. 1, the Program in Occupational Therapy will welcome Chih-Hung Chang, PhD, professor of occupational therapy, to its faculty. Chang will have a joint appointment with the Institute of Informatics.

Chang is a psychometrician and health services researcher trained in research methodology and quantitative psychology. His research focuses on the integration of methodology and technology to improve patient care quality and safety through efficient yet comprehensive assessment, education and management of patients, their family members, and health-care professionals.

He directs the Psychometrics-Informatics Laboratory, which aims to integrate advanced psychometrics and evolving informatics to advance our understanding of participation and human health. The lab focuses on the knowledge translation of measurement theory and data science methods, and the design, development, deployment and dissemination of universally designed data capture, analysis, report and visualization systems to improve our understanding of participation and the impact that being actively engaged in family, work and community participation has on health.

Chang earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan in 1987. He began graduate work at the University of Chicago in 1988 and earned his doctorate from the Committee on Research Methodology and Quantitative Psychology of the Department of Psychology in 1995. He has been on faculty at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine since 1999. For the past five years, Chang has led the design and development of a clinical outcomes assessment and management system at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). 

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