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Chenchen Wang, MD, MSc


Training + Education McGill University
Gender Female

Publications + National Presentations

1. Lee AC, Harvey WF, Wong JB, Price LL, Han X, Chung M, Driban JB, Morgan LPK, Morgan NL, Wang C. Effects of Tai Chi versus physical therapy on mindfulness in knee osteoarthritis. Mindfulness 2017. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s12671-017-0692-3.

2. Lee AC, Harvey WF, Price LL, Han X, Driban JB, Chung M, Wong JB, McAlindon TE, Wang C. Mindfulness is associated with treatment response from non-pharmacological exercise interventions in knee osteoarthritis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2017. In press.

3. Chang AH, Lee J, Song J, Price L, Lee AC, Reid KF, Fielding RA, Driban JB, Harvey WF, Wang C. Associations between pre-intervention physical activity levels and treatment response to exercise therapy in persons with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2017. In press.

4. Yuan P, Zhang R, Yang B, Sun X, Kang W, Zhang X, Li J, Dong B, Wang C. Medical bugs in the treatment of osteoarthritis pain: a systematic review. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2017. In press.

5. Zhang R, Han L, Wang C, Yuan P, Xiong Y. Polymorphism of antioxidant selenoprotein genes and Kashin-Beck Disease susceptibility, a systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2017. In press.

6. Zhang Y, Hyon S, Wang C. Acupuncture for pediatric chronic pain relief: a review. Arthritis Rheumatol 2017. In press.

7. Lee AC, Desai SA, Knopp HE, Price LL, Han X, Driban JB, Harvey WF, Jang S, Wang C. Determinants of treatment dose-response pattern in physical therapy or tai chi exercise among adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2017;96:a115.

8. Niles BL, Mori DL, Polizzi CP, Kaiser AP, Ledoux AM, Wang C. Feasibility, qualitative findings, and satisfaction of a brief Tai Chi mind-body program for veterans with posttraumatic stress symptoms. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012464. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012464. PMCID: PMC5168527.

9. Wang C, Schmid CH, Iversen MD, Harvey WF, Fielding RA, Driban JB, Price LL, Wong JB, Reid KF, Rones R, McAlindon T. Comparative effectiveness of Tai Chi versus physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2016;165:77-86. doi:10.7326/M15-2143. PMCID: PMC4960454.

10. Iversen MD, Price LL, von Heideken J, Harvey WF, Wang C. Physical examination findings and their relationship with performance-based function in adults with knee osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2016;17:273. doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-1151-3. PMCID: PMC4941016.


Chenchen Wang, MD, MSc is a Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds strong leadership and mentoring roles in the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute research environment, collaborating actively with multidisciplinary teams in the United States and across the world in Complementary and Integrative Health disciplines. Dr. Wang completed her rheumatology and clinical epidemiology training at McGill University in 1999.

Her research focuses on clinical and epidemiological studies of Complementary and Integrative Medicine and their applications to treatments in chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions, especially osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and systemic lupus erythematosus. Currently, Dr. Wang serves as the principal investigator on a number of NIH-funded clinical trials evaluating mind-body therapies on chronic conditions and publishes extensively in this field. She has received the privileged NIH Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research to protect her time to exclusively train the next generation of integrative medicine scientists in innovative, multi-method, multidisciplinary clinical and translational research programs for chronic diseases.

In addition, Dr. Wang holds many advisory roles, including serving as a Featured Expert for the New England Journal of Medicine Group Open Forum and membership of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches at the National Institutes of Health in the United States. She was also elected Vice Chairperson of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.

Professional Memberships

New England Journal of Medicine Group Open Forum
National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches
World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

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