Elizabeth Chuang

BA, Vassar College. MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. MD, NYU School of Medicine/Langone Medical Center. Fellowship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Hospice & Palliative Medicine). Faculty of the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Currently practices hospice and palliative medicine on the inpatient consult service and palliative care inpatient unit at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Chuang recently began a two-year Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program fellowship. Her research interests include patient-centered outcomes research methods and improving care for patients near the end of life by improving clinician-patient-family communication, reducing burdensome care, improving the environment of care for the dying patient, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities at the end of life. Background includes teaching medical students, residents and fellows approaches to emotionally difficult communication tasks as well as health care delivery systems challenges for providing care to patients near the end of life.

Previous Courses

MA Health Advocacy

Physiology and Disease


This course provides first-time physiology students with an introductory survey of the major areas of human physiology. Students will learn about the major systems of the human body; the normal physiology and representative disease states will be examined to highlight what can go wrong. Students will explore the range of causes of disease and infirmity, as well as the barriers to an individual’s ability to regain health. Students will gain an understanding of how the social determinants of health, the environment, and other factors affect acute and chronic illness.