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Bei-Hung Chang, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Policy & Management
Address150 S Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Phone(857) 364-2260
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-9632-9713
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentBiostatistics

InstitutionBedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Bei-Hung Chang, ScD, is associate professorĀ in health policy and management (formerly health services) and the biostatistics. She received her ScD in Biostatistics from Harvard School of Public Health. She also has a MS in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Illinois and an MA in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has extensive experience in a wide range of health-related research. Her particular research interest is in the area of mind and body interaction and religion/spirituality and health. She has conducted several federally funded projects in complementary and alternative medicine and has initiated innovative research in studying the effect of combining relaxation response and acupuncture in patient care. She has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the study section of NIH. She also taught the course Complementary and Alternative Health Care in the US. Dr. Chang has published and presented many articles both on statistical and health-related issues.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Acupuncture
  • biostatistics
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Mind and Body Medicine
  • Relaxation Response
  • Spirituality
 Publications
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  1. Chang BH, Sommers E. Acupuncture and relaxation response for craving and anxiety reduction among military veterans in recovery from substance use disorder. Am J Addict. 2014 Mar; 23(2):129-36.
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  2. Bhasin MK, Dusek JA, Chang BH, Joseph MG, Denninger JW, Fricchione GL, Benson H, Libermann TA. Relaxation response induces temporal transcriptome changes in energy metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammatory pathways. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e62817.
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  3. Chang BH, Stein NR, Trevino K, Stewart M, Hendricks A, Skarf LM. End-of-life spiritual care at a VA medical center: Chaplains'' perspectives. Palliat Support Care. 2012 Dec; 10(4):273-8.
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  4. Chang BH, Stein NR, Trevino K, Stewart M, Hendricks A, Skarf LM. Spiritual needs and spiritual care for veterans at end of life and their families. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2012 Dec; 29(8):610-7.
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  5. Chang BH, Dusek JA, Benson H. Psychobiological changes from relaxation response elicitation: long-term practitioners vs. novices. Psychosomatics. 2011 Nov-Dec; 52(6):550-9.
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  6. Chang BH, Sommers E. Acupuncture and the relaxation response for treating gastrointestinal symptoms in HIV patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy. Acupunct Med. 2011 Sep; 29(3):180-7.
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  7. Chang BH, Casey A, Dusek JA, Benson H. Relaxation response and spirituality: Pathways to improve psychological outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation. J Psychosom Res. 2010 Aug; 69(2):93-100.
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  8. Casey A, Chang BH, Huddleston J, Virani N, Benson H, Dusek JA. A model for integrating a mind/body approach to cardiac rehabilitation: outcomes and correlators. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2009 Jul-Aug; 29(4):230-8; quiz 239-40.
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  9. Dusek JA, Hibberd PL, Buczynski B, Chang BH, Dusek KC, Johnston JM, Wohlhueter AL, Benson H, Zusman RM. Stress management versus lifestyle modification on systolic hypertension and medication elimination: a randomized trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Mar; 14(2):129-38.
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  10. Chang BH, Boehmer U, Zhao Y, Sommers E. The combined effect of relaxation response and acupuncture on quality of life in patients with HIV: a pilot study. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Oct; 13(8):807-15.
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  11. Chang BH, Boehmer U, Zhao Y, Sommers E. Relaxation response with acupuncture trial in patients with HIV: feasibility and participant experiences. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Sep; 13(7):719-24.
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  12. Dusek JA, Chang BH, Zaki J, Lazar S, Deykin A, Stefano GB, Wohlhueter AL, Hibberd PL, Benson H. Association between oxygen consumption and nitric oxide production during the relaxation response. Med Sci Monit. 2006 Jan; 12(1):CR1-10.
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  13. Pugh MJ, Fincke BG, Bierman AS, Chang BH, Rosen AK, Cunningham FE, Amuan ME, Burk ML, Berlowitz DR. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in elderly veterans: are we using the wrong drug, wrong dose, or wrong duration? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Aug; 53(8):1282-9.
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  14. Chang BH, Hendricks A, Zhao Y, Rothendler JA, LoCastro JS, Slawsky MT. A relaxation response randomized trial on patients with chronic heart failure. J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2005 May-Jun; 25(3):149-57.
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  15. Kressin NR, Chang BH, Whittle J, Peterson ED, Clark JA, Rosen AK, Orner M, Collins TC, Alley LG, Petersen LA. Racial differences in cardiac catheterization as a function of patients' beliefs. Am J Public Health. 2004 Dec; 94(12):2091-7.
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  16. Chang BH, Hendricks AM, Slawsky MT, Locastro JS. Patient recruitment to a randomized clinical trial of behavioral therapy for chronic heart failure. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2004 Apr 17; 4:8.
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  17. Chang BH, Jones D, Hendricks A, Boehmer U, Locastro JS, Slawsky M. Relaxation response for Veterans Affairs patients with congestive heart failure: results from a qualitative study within a clinical trial. Prev Cardiol. 2004; 7(2):64-70.
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  18. Kressin NR, Chang BH, Hendricks A, Kazis LE. Agreement between administrative data and patients' self-reports of race/ethnicity. Am J Public Health. 2003 Oct; 93(10):1734-9.
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  19. Chang BH, Skinner KM, Zhou C, Kazis LE. The relationship between sexual assault, religiosity, and mental health among male veterans. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2003; 33(3):223-39.
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  20. Calderon-Rosado V, Morrill A, Chang BH, Tennstedt S. Service utilization among disabled Puerto Rican elders and their caregivers: does acculturation play a role? J Aging Health. 2002 Feb; 14(1):3-23.
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  21. Kressin NR, Clark JA, Whittle J, East M, Peterson ED, Chang BH, Rosen AK, Ren XS, Alley LG, Kroupa L, Collins TC, Petersen LA. Racial differences in health-related beliefs, attitudes, and experiences of VA cardiac patients: scale development and application. Med Care. 2002 Jan; 40(1 Suppl):I72-85.
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  22. Chang BH, Waternaux C, Lipsitz S. Meta-analysis of binary data: which within study variance estimate to use? Stat Med. 2001 Jul 15; 20(13):1947-56.
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  23. Rosen A, Wu J, Chang BH, Berlowitz D, Rakovski C, Ash A, Moskowitz M. Risk adjustment for measuring health outcomes: an application in VA long-term care. Am J Med Qual. 2001 Jul-Aug; 16(4):118-27.
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  24. Chang BH, Skinner KM, Boehmer U. Religion and mental health among women veterans with sexual assault experience. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2001; 31(1):77-95.
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  25. Chang BH, Pocock S. Analyzing data with clumping at zero. An example demonstration. J Clin Epidemiol. 2000 Oct; 53(10):1036-43.
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  26. Jones D, Hendricks A, Comstock C, Rosen A, Chang BH, Rothendler J, Hankin C, Prashker M. Eye examinations for VA patients with diabetes: standardizing performance measures. Int J Qual Health Care. 2000 Apr; 12(2):97-104.
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  27. Chang BH, Noonan AE, Tennstedt SL. The role of religion/spirituality in coping with caregiving for disabled elders. Gerontologist. 1998 Aug; 38(4):463-70.
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