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Chronic diseases (e.g. obesity, diabetes, hypertension, stroke) prevention and intervention, maternal and child health, lifecourse perspective of chronic diseases, clinical trial, systematic review and meta-analysis, real world data and evidence (RWE).
Dr. Liwei Chen is an Associate Professor (tenured) in the Department of Epidemiology at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Chen’s research mainly focusses on identifying effective lifestyle approaches to prevent/management obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other cardiometabolic diseases. She is also interested in maternal and child health and the life-course approach of chronic disease epidemiology. Dr. Chen is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including American Heart Association (AHA) Scott Grundy Fellowship Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research in 2011, Dean’s Exceptional Scholarship Award in 2016, and Dean’s Recognition on Outstanding Journal Publications in 2018 (Clemson University). Dr. Chen has served as PI and Co-I for several federal, state, and university funded research projects, totaling about $9 million in research funding. Dr. Chen has published 3 book chapters and 50 peer-reviewed papers in high impact journals. She is also the member of Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), The Obesity Society, American Heart Association (AHA), and American Diabetes Association (ADA). Dr. Chen is the grant reviewer for NIH (USA), National Medical Research Council (Singapore), Diabetes UK (United Kingdom), as well as journal reviewer for top biomedical, nutrition, and public health journals, including JAMA, Circulation, and Diabetes Care, AJCN, etc.
Dr. Chen received her Clinal Medicine degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, her M.S. degree in Human Nutrition from Iowa State University, her Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her Post-Doctoral Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship from the NICHD/NIH. Before joining UCLA, Dr. Chen served as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Epidemiology at Louisiana State University School of Public Health and Associate Professor (tenured) in Clemson University Department of Public Health.
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