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: Snoek FJ, Fisher L, Polonsky WH, Stuckey H, Hessler D, Tang TS, Hermanns N, Munder X, Silva M, Sturt J, Okazaki K, Hadiyianni I, Desai U, Perez-Nieves M. Overcoming Psychological Insulin Resistance: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Professionals. Primary Diabetes Care 2021;15:619-621.

2: Ashrafi S, Taylor D, Tang TS. Moving Beyond “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Mental health needs of adults with type 1 diabetes in rural and remote regions of British Columbia (BC) Diabetic Medicine. 2021;38(5):e14534. PMID: 33524209.

3: Leung JM, Tang TS, Lim C, Laffel LM, Amed S. 57-LB: The 4 I’s of Adolescent Transition in Type 1 Diabetes Care: A Qualitative Study.  Diabetic Medicine. 2020 Nov 14:e14443. PMID: 33107064

4: Mahmood B, Tang TS, Afshar R, Ashe MC. Objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behavior among South Asian adults: A systematic review. PloS one. 2020 Aug 5;15(8):e0236573.

5: Kalra G, Gill S, Tang TS. Depression and diabetes distress in South Asian adults living in low and middle income countries: A scoping review. Canadian Journal of Diabetes. 2020; 44:521-529

6: Stuckey HS, Fisher L, Polonsky WH, Hessler D, Snoek FJ, Tang TS, Hermanns N, Mundet-Tudori X, Silva M, Sturt J, Okazaki K, Cao D, Hadiyainmi I, Ivanova J, Desai U, Perez-Nieves M. Key factors for overcoming psychological insulin resistance: An examination of patient perspectives through content analysis. BMJ Open Diab Res Care 2019;7:e000723. doi:10.1136/ bmjdrc-2019-000723

7: Tang TS, Hessler DM, Polonsky W, Fisher L, Hadjiyianni I, Cao D, Reed B, Kalirai S, Irani T,  Ivanova J, Desai U, Perez-Nieves M. Successful Health Care Provider Strategies to overcome Psychological Insulin Resistance in United States and Canada. J Am Board Fam Med 2020;33:198–210

8: Xia A, Yau K, Tang TS. When qualitative data contradicts quantitative findings: Diabetes distress in the Chinese-Canadian community. Diabetic Medicine. 2020;37(6):963-70. PMID: 31498471.

9: Banga Y, Azhar A, Sandhu H, Tang TS. Dance Dance “Cultural” Revolution: Tailoring a physical activity intervention for South Asian children. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2020:2: 291-299.

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