Lin Chang, MD

Professor, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Chang is Co-Director of the Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress, Co-Director of the Administrative Core of the Center’s NIH Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR), and PI of one of the SCOR projects which studies sex differences in chronic visceral pain disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is a Co-Leader of the UCLA CTSI Clinical and Community Research Resource Program, Operations Committee and Scientific Review Committee. She is also Program Director of the UCLA GI Fellowship Program. Dr. Chang's research focuses on pathophysiologic mechanisms, clinical symptoms, health outcomes, and treatment in IBS. She has extensive experience in the area of stress-induced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and autonomic nervous system (ANS) responses, pain sensitivity, sex-related differences, genetic and epigenetic factors, and clinical treatment trials in IBS. She recently served as President of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) and is also a member of the Rome Foundation Board of Directors and the Rome IV Editorial Board and the Functional Bowel Disorders Committee.

Lin Chang
UCLA Med-Digestive Diseases, UCLA Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress
BOX 957378, 42-210 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7378