Department of Medicine
Joyce Tang is a general internist with advanced training in health services research. Her clinical work focuses on caring for frequently hospitalized patients with complex, chronic illnesses and providing continuity of care across ambulatory and inpatient hospital settings. Her research interests are focused on developing patient-centered approaches to improving population health and integrating both quantitative and qualitative methods in understanding the perspectives of patients, providers, and other stakeholders.
She has served as a principal or co-investigator for several funded projects to understand patient and provider perspectives about weight management and diabetes prevention within primary care. Tang was also a co-investigator on the Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes (NEXT-D) Study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, involving the use of pragmatic and quasi-experimental research designs to evaluate a wide array of population-targeted diabetes prevention and control policies and interventions.
Tang received a BA in human biology from Stanford University, followed by an MD from the University of Chicago and an MPH from Northwestern University. She completed her residency at the University of Chicago and served as chief resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at MacNeal Hospital. She was also the recipient of a T32 National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship at the Institute for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern.