Dr. Chang’s primary research focus is HIV implementation science, specifically how to best implement HIV/AIDS engagement and care interventions (e.g., antiretroviral therapy) in resource-constrained settings. He has conducted randomized, controlled trials, observational studies and systematic reviews in this field.
A related research area is mHealth (mobile health technology) strategies for improving global health and clinical care. Dr. Chang’s research is multidisciplinary, using mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative), and integrating behavioral science and economic evaluations with patient-oriented outcomes research.
Linas BS, Latkin C, Genz A, Westergaard RP, Chang LW, Bollinger RC, Kirk GD. "Utilizing mHealth methods to identify patterns of high risk illicit drug use." Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Jun 1;151:250-7. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.03.031. Epub 2015 Apr 5.
Ferrada MA, Chang L. "A man with skin lesions and ataxia: a case of disseminated varicella zoster." Int J Infect Dis. 2015 Apr;33:55. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.10.021. Epub 2014 Nov 13/
Linas BS, Latkin C, Westergaard RP, Chang LW, Bollinger RC, Genz A, Kirk GD. "Capturing illicit drug use where and when it happens: an ecological momentary assessment of the social, physical and activity environment of using versus craving illicit drugs." Addiction. 2015 Feb;110(2):315-25. doi: 10.1111/add.12768. Epub 2014 Nov 20.
Reynolds SJ, Sempa JB, Kiragga AN, Newell K, Nakigozi G, Galiwango R, Gray R, Quinn TC, Serwadda D, Chang L. "Is CD4 monitoring needed among ugandan clients achieving a virologic and immunologic response to treatment?" AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2014 Nov;28(11):575-8. doi: 10.1089/apc.2014.0086. Epub 2014 Oct 7.
Burkey MD, Weiser SD, Fehmie D, Alamo-Talisuna S, Sunday P, Nannyunja J, Reynolds SJ, Chang LW. "Socioeconomic determinants of mortality in HIV: evidence from a clinical cohort in Uganda." J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 May 1;66(1):41-7. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000094.