Associate Professor
Post-graduate Research Director
University of Vermont, 1999, PhD
University of Chicago, 1998, Clinical Internship
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2000, Post-doctoral Fellowship
Clinical Interests

Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues associated with Diabetes Self-management.

(1) Diabetes prevention and control in medically underserved and high risk communities.

(2) Peer support models to support long-term diabetes prevention and self-management.


1: Tang TS, Funnell MM, Sinco B, Spencer MS, Heisler M. Peer-Led, Empowerment-Based Approach to Self-Management Efforts in Diabetes (PLEASED): A Randomized Controlled Trial in an African American Community. Ann Fam Med. 2015 Aug;13 Suppl 1:S27-35.

2: Sandhu SK, Tang TS. When’s dinner? Does timing of dinner affect the cardiometabolic risk profiles of South-Asian Canadians at risk of diabetes? Diabet Med. 2016 Jan 23.

3: Fisher EB, Ayala GX, Ibarra L, Cherrington AL, Elder JP, Tang TS, Heisler M, Safford MM, Simmons D; Peers for Progress Investigator Group. Contributions of Peer Support to Health, Health Care, and Prevention: Papers from Peers for Progress. Ann Fam Med. 2015 Aug;13 Suppl 1:S2-8.

4: Tang TS, Sohal PS, Garg AK. Rethinking peer support for diabetes in Vancouver’s South-Asian community: a feasibility study. Diabet Med. 2015 Aug;32(8):1077-84.

5: Tang TS, Digby EM, Wright AM, Chan JH, Mazanderani AB, Ross SA, Tildesley HG, Lee AM, White AS, Tildesley HD. Real-time continuous glucose monitoring versus internet-based blood glucose monitoring in adults with type 2 diabetes: a study of treatment satisfaction. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Dec;106(3):481-6.

6: Tang TS, Funnell M, Sinco B, Piatt G, Palmisano G, Spencer MS, Kieffer EC, Heisler M. Comparative effectiveness of peer leaders and community health workers in diabetes self-management support: results of a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 2014 Jun;37(6):1525-34.

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