Jiu-Chiuan Chen, M.D., Sc.D.
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicinejcchen@usc.edu
Jiu-Chiuan (JC) Chen is an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Chen is a physician-epidemiologist with formal training in Internal Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Environmental Health Sciences, and Epidemiology (Clinical, Environmental, and Occupational). Chen brings extensive knowledge in medicine and toxicology together with sophisticated skills in quantitative methods to study environments-chronic disease epidemiology and elucidate the biological underpinnings of environmental influences on the development and progression of complex human diseases, in order to reduce the resulting environmental health disparities especially among the vulnerable populations.
Dr. Chen has been teaching graduate-level methodological courses in occupational and environmental epidemiology for more than 10 years. Most of his graduate students are interested in pursuing doctoral training that combines epidemiologic methods, applied statistics, and cross-disciplinary perspectives and approaches to addressing complex research questions. He also advises clinical fellows and trainees with background in environmental sciences & engineering, spatial statistics, toxicology or other experimental sciences, who wish to obtain the knowledge and skills needed in population health studies.