Dr. Can "Angela" Jiang is a board certified family physician who enjoys caring for the whole family, from newborn care to geriatrics. She has special interests in women's health, adolescent health, pediatrics, and medical student education. She specializes in primary care procedures including gynecologic procedures.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Jiang was a high school biology teacher in Chicago with Teach for America and loves combining her passions for teaching and medicine on a daily basis at Stanford Family Medicine. Dr. Jiang also teaches residents at the Stanford Health Care-O'Connor Hospital residency program and is the director of the O’Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency Program (OSLER). Dr. Jiang is also passionate about community outreach and works with the Stanford Youth Diabetes Coaches Program.

Outside of clinic, she enjoys hiking, reading, group fitness classes, traveling, and running after her two young kids.

Clinical Focus

  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Stanford Family Medicine (2021 - Present)
  • Director, O’Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency Program (OSLER) (2020 - Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Department of Medicine Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2023)
  • New Faculty Scholar Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) (2022)
  • Excellence in Family Medicine Award, University of Illinois (2014)

Professional Education

  • Residency: O'Connor Hospital (2017) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2017)
  • Undergraduate, Duke University (2007)
  • Medical Education: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (2014) IL
  • Residency, Stanford Health Care-O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency (2017)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Family Medicine (2017)

All Publications

  • Assessing health behavior change and comparing remote, hybrid and in-person implementation of a school-based health promotion and coaching program for adolescents from low-income communities. Health education research Gefter, L., Morioka-Douglas, N., Srivastava, A., Jiang, C. A., Lewis, M., Sanders, L., Rodriguez, E. 2024


    To assess the impact of a school-based health intervention on adolescents' health knowledge, psychosocial assets and health behaviors, including comparisons of implementation mode: remote, hybrid or in-person. The Stanford Youth Diabetes Coaches Program, an 8-week, school-based health promotion and coaching skills program, was offered to adolescents (ages 14-18 years) from four low-income US communities. Mode of program implementation was remote, hybrid or in-person. Participants completed online pre- and postsurveys. Analysis included paired t-tests, linear regression and qualitative coding. From Fall 2020 to Fall 2021, 262 adolescents enrolled and 179 finished the program and completed pre- and postsurveys. Of the 179, 80% were female, with a mean age of 15.9 years; 22% were Asian; 8% were Black or African American; 25% were White; and 40% were Hispanic. About 115 participants were remote, 25 were hybrid and 39 were in-person. Across all participants, significant improvements (P < 0.01) were reported in health knowledge, psychosocial assets (self-esteem, self-efficacy and problem-solving) and health behaviors (physical activity, nutrition and stress reduction). After adjusting for sex and age, these improvements were roughly equivalent across the three modes of delivery. Participation was associated with significant improvements in adolescent health behaviors. Furthermore, remote mode of instruction was just as effective as in-person and hybrid modes.

    View details for DOI 10.1093/her/cyae015

    View details for PubMedID 38687641

  • Remote Implementation of a School-Based Health Promotion and Health Coaching Program in Low-Income Urban and Rural Sites: Program Impact during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International journal of environmental research and public health Gefter, L., Morioka-Douglas, N., Srivastava, A., Jiang, C. A., Patil, S. J., Rodriguez, E. 2023; 20 (2)


    Adapting existing health programs for synchronous remote implementation has the potential to support vulnerable youth during the COVID 19 pandemic and beyond.The Stanford Youth Diabetes Coaches Program (SYDCP), a school-based health promotion and coaching skills program, was adapted for remote implementation and offered to adolescents from low-income communities in the US: an urban site in San Jose, CA and rural sites in Lawrence County, MO, and Central Valley, CA. Participants completed online pre- and post- surveys. Analysis included paired T-tests, linear regression, and qualitative coding.Of 156 enrolled students, 100 completed pre- and post-surveys. Of those: 84% female; 40% Hispanic; 37% White; 28% Asian; 3% African American; 30% other race. With T-tests and regression models, the following measures showed statistically significant improvements after program participation: health knowledge, patient activation, health understanding and communication, consumption of fruits and vegetables, psychosocial assets of self-esteem, self-efficacy, problem-solving, and ability to reduce stress. Technology barriers were frequently reported at Lawrence County site. 96% participants reported making a lifestyle change after program participation.Remote implementation of health promotion programs for vulnerable youth in diverse settings has potential to support adoption of healthy behaviors, enhance patient activation levels, and improve psychosocial assets.

    View details for DOI 10.3390/ijerph20021044

    View details for PubMedID 36673800