Margaret Chang completed her medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She then went on to pursue a residency in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Brown. Throughout medical school and residency, Dr. Chang was heavily involved in working with the refugee population in Providence, focused mainly on the intersection between cross-cultural medicine, historical trauma, and its effects on chronic disease. She has extensive experience caring for underserved patients, having served as a National Health Service Corps Scholar following her residency.
Dr. Chang is presently an attending physician at Tri River Family Health Center, where she practices as a primary care physician and serves as the Medical Director of the clinic’s Outpatient Based Addiction Treatment program. She is also part of the teaching faculty at UMass Medical School, where her academic interests are in examining the effect of cultural and linguistic factors on health.
Dr. Chang presently resides in Smithfield, Rhode Island with her husband and 2 children. She decided to become involved with Asian American Connections (AAC) to foster professional growth and development within the local Asian American community. She is currently a member of the Cultural Society’s Advisory Council.