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Mei-Wei ChangAssociate Professor
Mei–Wei Chang PhD, RN

Experience and Inspiration
Chang’s family strongly valued helping those less fortunate. From a young age she was interested in the relationship of food and health. As an RN, she realized that she could make the biggest difference through research.

She is currently Principal Investigator for an R18 award from the NIH-National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, from which she also received a previous R34 award.

Community Impact
The Mothers in Motion intervention is being tested through five Michigan WIC programs. It provides a randomized controlled trial for a community-based program with the potential to promote healthy eating and physical activity for many low-income, overweight/obese young mothers in Michigan and beyond.