Kate Chang

Kate W.-C. Chang, M.A., M.S.

Brachial Plexus Research Analyst


Ms. Chang received her Master’s degrees in Applied Economics and Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from University of Michigan. She has been working as a Research Analyst at the Michigan Medicine since 2010.

Her research interests are qualitative research, survey design, quality of life, and patient reported outcomes. She is dedicated to clinical research and has been working with health professionals from a variety of disciplines, including Neurosurgery, Plastic surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Anesthesiology, Kinesiology, and OB/GYN. Her goal is to work with healthcare providers and researchers in providing practice-changing evidence for clinical decision-making guidelines and in increasing the general public’s awareness on health related topics.


Education and Training
National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan,
BA in Economics, 2007

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI,
MA in Applied Economics, 2009

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
MS in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, 2015

Professional Organization
American Statistical Association

Editorial Boards and Peer-Review Service

Editorial Board
Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Journal Reviewer
Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Published Articles or Reviews

  • K. W. C. Chang, T.J. Wilson, M. Popadich, S. Brown, K. C. Chung, L. J. S. Yang. Oberlin transfer compared with nerve grafting for improving early supination in neonatal brachial plexus palsy. J Neurosurg Peds 2018 Feb;21(2):178-184. doi:10.3171/2017.8.PEDS17160.
  • K. W. C Chang, A. Austin, J. Yeaman, L. Phillips, A. Kratz, L. J. S. Yang, N. E. Carlozzi. Health-Related Quality of Life Components in Children with Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy: A Qualitative Study. PM R. 2017 Apr;9(4):383-391. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.08.002. Epub 2016 Aug 9.
  • K. W. C. Chang, N.A. E. Ankumah, T.J. Wilson, L. J. S. Yang, S. P. Chauhan. Persistence of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy Associated with Maternally-Reported Route of Delivery: Review of 387 Cases. Am J Perinatol. 2016 Jul;33(8):765-9.
  • K. W. C. Chang, L. Driver, V. S. Nelson, L. J. S. Yang. High Prevalence of Early Language Delay Exists Among Toddlers with Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. Pediatric Neurology, 2014 Sep;51(3):384-9.
  • K. W. C. Chang, D. Justice, L. J. S. Yang. A Systematic Review of Evaluation methods for Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 2013 Oct;12(4):395-405.