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E-Shien Chang

E-Shien “Iggy” Chang serves as the co-investigator of The PINE Study with the Chinese Health, Policy and Aging Program at Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center. The PINE Study, or the Population-based Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago, is a community-engaged, population-based study of older Chinese adults in the greater Chicago area, and provides one of the first epidemiological samples of this Asian American subgroup. In this role, Chang examines longitudinal relationships among cultural factors, family caregiving and psychosocial trajectories of over 3,000 Chinese American older adults. Her research work primarily focuses on health and aging issues in Chinese American families through an intergenerational lense. An experienced advocate for older immigrant adults, she also serves as a liaison to facilitate action-oriented research collaborations between Rush University and the Chinese communities in the greater Chicago area. Chang received her undergraduate degree in journalism from National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, and her Master’s of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.

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