Joan Chang is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining RAND, she taught language peer students in East Asia, researched medical sciences in the United States, and joined humanitarian and health care teamwork in South Asia. Previously she worked in academia, government, and nonprofits, including at the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences and with village seniors in India, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for fellow vulnerable populations, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on energy transition strategies, and community and international organizations.
With formal training in quantitative and qualitative research, she earned certificates in Japan and Taiwan and advanced degrees in the U.S. in international health and public policy as well as recognition in Singapore. At RAND she has contributed to work in support of military veterans, health care providers, women and children, refugees and internally displaced persons, and ethnic minorities, with rigorous analysis of response preparedness, critical infrastructure, behavioral health, sustainability, renewable energy, technology, artificial intelligence, socioeconomic equity, and law. Currently she supports various projects at the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy, with emphasis on the Indo-Pacific region, security, defense and diplomacy, development, and U.S.-Asia policy through interdisciplinary scholarly research and international policy teamwork.
Kathryn E. Bouskill, Marjorie Danz, Lisa S. Meredith, Christine Chen, Joan Chang, Sangita Baxi, Dung Huynh, Hamad Al-Ibrahim, Aneesa Motala, Jody Larkin, Goke O. Akinniranye, Susanne Hempel, "Predictors of Burnout Among U.S. Healthcare Providers: A Systematic Review," BMJ Open, 12, 2022
Finucane, Melissa L., Linnea Warren May, and Joan Chang, Assessing Social Equity in Disaster Preparation, Response, and Recovery, RAND Corporation (PT-A1876-1), 2021
Abir, Mahshid, Megan K. Beckett, Wenjing Huang, Hamad Al-Ibrahim, Joan Chang, Florian F. Schmitzberger, Kirstin W. Scott, and Peter S. Hussey, A Comparison of National and International Approaches to COVID-19-Related Measures, RAND Corporation (RR-A438-1), 2021
Maglione, Margaret A., Christine Chen, Armenda Bialas, Aneesa Motala, Joan Chang, Goke Akinniranye, and Susanne Hempel, Stress Control for Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders: A Systematic Review, RAND Corporation (RR-A119-3.), 2021
Maglione, Margaret A., Christine Chen, Armenda Bialas, Aneesa Motala, Joan Chang, Goke Akinniranye, and Susanne Hempel, "Stress Control for Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders: A Systematic Review," Military Medicine, 187(7-8), 2021
Joan Chang, Maanas Sharma, Kushal Seetharam, "An Interview with Professor Sheila Jasanoff: on Lessons from Science, Technology, and Society," MIT Science Policy Review, 2, 2021
Joan Chang, "Evaluating Perceptions of Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Prevention: A Qualitative Study in an Under-Resourced Setting in Rural South India," Proceedings of International Conference on Global Healthcare, Global Science and Technology Forum, 7, 2018
J Chang, RD Taylor, RA Davidson, A Sharmah, T Guo, "Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Investigation of Radical Production by Gold Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solutions Under X-ray Irradiation," Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 120(18), 2016