Medicine and Health Research and Policy
Project: “Addressing the challenge of global population aging: the effect of age on immune response to TB infection”
Primary Mentor: Julie Parsonnet, MD, George DeForest Barnett Professor in Medicine and Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Secondary Mentor: Paul Utz, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine (Immunology & Rheumatology)
Alicia Chang received her MD from UCSF and trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She completed her clinical training in Infectious Diseases and the MS degree in Epidemiology at Stanford. Dr. Chang’s research under the Stanford Center on Longevity’s fellowship will study the effects of aging and type-2 diabetes on host
susceptibility to tuberculosis infection.