Linda Chang, M.D., M.S., FAAN
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Dr. Linda Chang is a Professor and the Vice Chair for Faculty Development, at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, at University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is also a MPI for the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) site of the ABCD study. She was previously Professor of Medicine (Neurology) and Director of Neuroscience and Magnetic Resonance (MR) Research Program, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Chang received her Master of Science and M.D. degrees from Georgetown University, and completed her Neurology Residency and Fellowship training at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where she remained as a Faculty until 2000. She was then recruited to be Chair of the Medical Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory (2000-2004), and later relocated to Hawaii to start and co-direct the Neuroscience & MR Research Program with Dr. Thomas Ernst, at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu (2004-2017). She conducts clinical-translational research on how the brain might be affected by substance use, and some of its co-occurring conditions (e.g., HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders), both in the settings of brain aging and brain development. Dr. Chang collaborates extensively with other investigators nationally and internationally on many projects. She also enjoys snorkeling, cuisines from different cultures, and visiting art museums.