University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Chen is a tenured Professor at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is also a board-certified physiatrist from Taiwan and an epidemiologist with extensive experiences in database management, research methodology, and statistical analysis. With the unique blend of medical and research training and passion for spinal cord injury (SCI), she has devoted research to understanding the nature course of SCI by analyzing data from large datasets and through application of advanced methodology. Dr. Chen has gained international recognition for her research involving epidemiology, mortality, and secondary conditions after SCI including obesity, racial health disparities, and social determinants of health. Dr. Chen’s research has been continuously funded through the NIDILRR, NIH, Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation, and industries over the last 2 decades. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Topics in SCI Rehabilitation and the Executive Committee of the International SCI Data Sets. She is also a member of the Oversight Committee of the NINDS SCI Common Data Elements, International Spinal Cord Society’s Prevention Committee, as well as American Spinal Injury Association’s Award Committee. As the Director of the National SCI Statistical Center, she has led a number of studies and several award-winning research and published more than 75 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, most of which involved the use of the SCI Model System National Database.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
12:35 PM – 1:50 PM ET
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM ET