Gail Singer-Chang, Psy.D., MA, MS, PPS

Gail Singer-Chang, Psy.D., MA, MS, PPS

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences
 United States
Timezone: America/New_York

Gail Singer-Chang, Psy.D. has been a medical educator for over twenty years. At Western University of Health Sciences’ (WesternU) College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), Dr. Singer-Chang served in a variety of capacities to include Founding Chair of the Department of Social Medicine and Healthcare Leadership, Founding Director of the Institute for Medical Educators (faculty development), Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and Assistant Dean for Inter-Disciplinary Professional Education. She headed the only known large scale, longitudinal, inter-professional study, on osteopathic medical student Emotional Intelligence (EI) utilizing the MHS EQ-I 2.0 instrument. Recognizing the implications for physician training, the study was awarded a grant from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The research grew to encompass multiple healthcare disciplines to include dentistry, podiatry, optometry, nursing, physical therapy, resident training, and medical military studies. The study also expanded to include use of the new MHS Hardiness Resilience Gauge (HRG).

Dr. Singer-Chang was appointed to the AOA Research Task Force on Osteopathic Professional Identity and served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). While at WesternU, Dr. Singer-Chang also founded FACE: Faculty for Autism Collaboration and Education. FACE promotes integrated perspectives, activities, and resources that serve to enhance the lives of individuals with ASD. FACE has a show that streams via Roku on The Autism Channel. Prior to her twenty years at WesternU COMP, Dr. Singer-Chang taught at California State University, Fullerton and Concordia University in Irvine. She is now working to build inclusion in autism communities while still serving WesternU as an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine.  

Date & Time (EDT) Title Role
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Emotional Intelligence: Connecting Training, Education and Medicine Presenter


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