Associate Professor
Director, Post-graduate Research, Division of Endocrinology
Director, Experimental Medicine Program, Dept. of Medicine
Education
University of Vermont, 1999, PhD
University of Chicago, 1998, Clinical Internship
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2000, Post-doctoral Fellowship
Clinical Interests
Research

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.

Publications

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.

Contact
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Centre
2775 Laurel St. Room 10211
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Canada
phone: 6048754111 x-63449
fax: 6048754886