Professor of Medicine
Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lin Chang, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She serves as the Co-Director of the Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. This center is an interdisciplinary research and education organization, dedicated to the study of brain-body interactions in health and disease. She is also Program Director of the UCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and Director of the Digestive Health and Nutrition Clinic at UCLA. Dr. Chang’s clinical expertise is in functional gastrointestinal disorders which include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic constipation, and functional dyspepsia. She is a funded NIH-investigator studying braingut interactions underlying IBS. Specifically, her research is focused on the pathophysiology of IBS related to stress, early life adversity, sex differences, and genetic and epigenetic factors, and gut microbiome and the treatment of IBS.
Dr. Chang is the recipient of the Janssen Award in Gastroenterology for Basic or Clinical Research and the AGA Distinguished Clinician Award. She is Past-President of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), and is a member of the Rome Foundation Board of Directors, the Rome IV Editorial Board and the Functional Bowel Disorders Committee. She also serves as the liaison for three Rome IV committees: 1) Childhood Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Neonate/Toddler; 2) Age, Gender and Women’s Health and the Patient; and 3) Multi-Cultural Aspects of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders committees. Dr. Chang is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology, and a member of the Society for Neuroscience. She recently served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Dr. Chang is a member of the FDA GI Drug Advisory Committee and the NIH Clinical, Integrative, Molecular Gastroenterology (CIMG) Study Section. She has authored more than 100 original research articles, 50 review articles, and 20 book chapters on her specialty interests.