Dr. Chang is a clinical pharmacist specializing in geriatric pharmacotherapy. Her research interests include caring for vulnerable older adults in primary care settings, particularly older adults in rural areas, for conditions such as chronic pain and dementia, and the role of pharmacists in care provision.
Dr. Chang is currently accepting applications for graduate student(s) and a post-doctoral fellow.
Office: PHR 7002
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext.21321
- Integration of interprofessional patient-care solutions
- Effective medication use in rural elderly
- Enhancing the professional capacity of health care providers and increasing access to care for rural individuals
Chronic pain and opioid use
Pharmacy practice research
Dr. Feng teaches primarily in the undergraduate program. Courses offered have included:
Pharm 220: Integrated Patient Focused Care 1
Pharm 373: Healthcare Delivery in Rural and Underserved Populations
Pharm 401: Independent Study
Pharm 415: Clinical Rotations: Integrated Care
Pharm 466: Advanced Geriatric Care
- Cooke M, Waite N, Cook K, Milne E, Chang F, McCarthy L, Sproule B. Incorporating sex, gender and vulnerable populations in a large multisite health research programme: the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network as a case study. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2017;15(1):20.
- Duong S, Patel T, Chang F. Dementia: what pharmacists need to know. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2017;150(2):118-29.
- Maximos M, Chang F, Patel T. Risk of falls associated with antiepileptic drug use in ambulatory elderly populations: a systematic review. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2017;150(2):101-11.
- Chang F, Ibrahim S. Perceptions of community-dwelling patients and their physicians on OxyContin discontinuation and the impact on chronic pain management. Pain Research and Management. 2017;2017:5402915. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5402915.
- Chang F, Paramsothy T, Roche M, Gupta NS. Patient, staff and clinician perspectives on implementing electronic communications in an interdisciplinary rural family health practice. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 2017 Mar;18(2):149-60. Epub 2016 Dec 20. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423616000414.
- McCarthy L, Milne E, Waite N, Cooke M, Cook K, Chang F, Sproule BA. Sex and gender-based analysis in pharmacy practice research: a scoping review. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2016 Nov 19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.11.007.
- Patel T, Chang F, Mohammed HT, Raman-Wilms L, Jurcic J, Khan A, Sproule B. Knowledge, perceptions and attitudes toward chronic pain and its management: a cross sectional survey of frontline pharmacists in Ontario, Canada. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(6):e0157151. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157151.
- Chang F, Yeung KT, Chan G. Identifying mercury heavy-metal poisoning masquerading as dementia and Parkinson’s disease – recognizing neuropsychiatric manifestations and dietary contributors. Canadian Geriatrics Society Journal of CME. 2015;5(2):1-8.
- Chang F, Gupta NS. Progress in electronic medical record adoption in Canada. Canadian Family Physician. 2015;61(12):1076-84.
- O’Connell MB, Chang F, Tocco A, Mills ME, Hwang JM, Garwood CL, Khreizat HS, Gupta NS. Drug-related-problem outcomes and program satisfaction from a comprehensive brown bag medication review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2015;63(9):1900-5.
- Chang F, Patel T, Schultz ME. The “Rising Tide” of dementia in Canada: what does it mean for pharmacists and the people they care for? Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2015;148(4):193-9.
- Duong S, Yeung KT, Chang F. Intramuscular olanzapine in the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms in hospitalized older adults: a retrospective descriptive study. Journal of Aging Research. 2015;570410. Doi:10.1155/2015/570410.
- Mercer K, Baskerville NB, Burns CM, Chang F, Giangregorio L, Goodwin JT, Rezai LS, Grindrod K. Using a collaborative research approach to develop an interdisciplinary research agenda for the study of mobile health interventions for older adults. Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth. 2015;3(1):e11. Doi:10.2196/mhealth.3509.
- Patel T, Chang F. Practice recommendations for Parkinson’s disease: assessment and management by community pharmacists. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2015;148(3):142-9.
- Patel T, Chang F. Parkinson’s disease guidelines for pharmacists. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2014;147(3):161-70.
- Duong S, Chang F. A practical approach to the management of chronic non-cancer nociceptive pain in the elderly. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2011;144(6):270-7.
- Chang F, Jaber LA, Berlie HD, O’Connell MB. Evolution of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2007;41(6):973-83.
Awards and Distinctions
- 2017: Canadian Association for University Continuing Education best Non-credit Programming under 46 hours award for the Opioid Education Partnership
- 2011 Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Ontario Branch Pharmaceutical Care Award
- 2010 Pharmacy Practice and Drugstore Canada Commitment to Care and Service Awards – Hospital Pharmacy Initiative
- 2008 Volunteer Award in Professional Guidance, Chinese Professionals Association of Canada
- 2007 Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Ontario Branch Literary Award – Therapeutic Review or Case Report
- 2007 Volunteer Award, Chinese Professionals Association of Canada
- 2006 Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Ontario Branch Pharmaceutical Care Award
- 2006 First Annual Best Practices in Online Learning Award, RxBriefcase, www.RxBriefcase.com
Professional Associations and Service
Dr. Chang co-leads two major research projects:
- The Opioid Education Partnership, a collaborative, web-based education program for evidence-based opioid management that targets physicians, pharmacists, students and trainees
- The Chronic pain management by rural and urban community pharmacists project, a research study that is developing, implementing and evaluating new pharmacist services to better manage chronic pain in urban and rural communities.
Other scholarly and professional activities
Associate editor, Canadian Pharmacists Journal (2005–Present)
Clinical pharmacist, Huron Community Family Health Team, Seaforth, ON (2013–Present)
- Member of the Health Canada Scientific Advisory Panel on Opioids (Nov 2016)
The following news stories have featured Dr. Chang's research:
Jun 29, 2016: Gateway summer students promote health in Huron County
Jan 15, 2015: Online resources to help treat Parkinson's disease
Dec 15, 2011: Wealth connected to health in new Gateway study
BScPhm (Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto)
PharmD (College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University)
Postdoctoral Specialty Training in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (Wayne State University)