Associate Professor
Director, Post-graduate Research, Division of Endocrinology
Director, Experimental Medicine Program, Dept. of Medicine
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.


See Professor Tang’s publications here

1: Sidhu R, Tang TS. Response to the Letter to the Editor From Dr. Kawada, “Depressive Symptoms, Diabetes Distress and Serum Hemoglobin A1C in South Asians  With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Living in Canada”. Can J Diabetes. 2018 Feb;42(1):4.

2: Kowitt SD, Ayala GX, Cherrington AL, Horton LA, Safford MM, Soto S, Tang TS, Fisher EB. Examining the Support Peer Supporters Provide Using Structural Equation Modeling: Nondirective and Directive Support in Diabetes Management. Ann Behav Med. 2017 Dec;51(6):810-821.

3: Wong EM, Afshar R, Qian H, Zhang M, Elliott TG, Tang TS. Diabetes Distress, Depression and Glycemic Control in a Canadian-Based Specialty Care Setting. Can J Diabetes. 2017 Aug;41(4):362-365.

4: Li D, Elliott T, Klein G, Ur E, Tang TS. Diabetes Nurse Case Management in a Canadian Tertiary Care Setting: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Can J Diabetes. 2017 Jun;41(3):297-304.

5: Mahmood B, Afshar R, Tang TS. Recruitment and Retention of South Asian Ethnic  Minority Populations in Behavioral Interventions to Improve Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Apr;17(4):25.

6: Sandhu SK, Tang TS. When’s dinner? Does timing of dinner affect the cardiometabolic risk profiles of South-Asian Canadians at risk for diabetes. Diabet Med. 2017 Apr;34(4):539-542.

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