Chia-Ching Chen, M.A., M.S., Ed.D., CHES
Director of Health Education
Department of Epidemiology and
School of Health Sciences & Practice
Valhalla, NY 10595
Tel: (914) 594-3379
Dr. Chia-Ching Chen is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Health Sciences and Practice, New York Medical College. Dr. Chen received M.A., M.S., and Ed.D. degrees at Columbia University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credentialed by the National Commission for Health Education. Prior to joining the New York Medical College, Dr. Chen was an environmental health policy coordinator at the Bureau of Solid Waste Management, Environmental Protection Administration in Taiwan, where she involved in environmental health promotion and program planning.
Dr. Chen’s broader research has focused on accessibility, disparities, and psychosocial determinants associated with individual level outcomes. Her recent publications include an empirical study that assesses children’s needs for healthcare services among the variations of State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in the USA (Health Policy, 2010); a community-based study that investigated the psychosocial determinants of participating in colonoscopy testing and their implication for health education among the elderly (Journal of Cancer Education, 2010); a study that employs GIS spatial analysis to identify area where to establish new grocery stores in counties within New Jersey, USA as a solution to address the structural inequalities that disproportionately promote obesity among the underserved and disadvantaged populations (International Journal of Health and Nutrition, 2010); a community-based study that survey on 15,302 elderly people 65 years and older in seven municipalities in 2006 in Japan that reveals clear-cut evidence of barriers to necessary care (International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 2010); an empirical study that examined the waste tire resources recovery program and environmental health policy in Taiwan (International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 2009); an empirical study that examined how the decision to purchase private health insurance and hospitalization is made based on household income and socio-demographic factors under Japan’s national health insurance (Open Economics Journal, 2009); an empirical study that systematically examined the actual use of outpatient services by children as the theoretical-base of realized access (i.e. use of health services) by controlling for influential factors (Applied Economics, 2008); a study that examined children with special healthcare needs and unmet healthcare needs under the State Children Health Insurance Program (The Journal of Insurance and Risk Management, 2007); a community-based study that examined behavioral choices among elderly formal and informal home and nursing home care (Geneva Papers on Risk & Insurance - Issues & Practice, 2006); and an article documenting the importance of education, counseling services from health care providers, mental health agency services, and detoxification treatments on preventing relapse behaviors for substance users (Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, 2005).
Graduate Degree: M.A., M.S., Ed.D., Certified Health Education Specialist, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Graduate Degree Institution: Columbia University
Undergraduate Institution: Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
Chen, C. C., Yamada, T. & Walker, E. (2011). Estimating the cost-effectiveness of a classroom-based abstinence & pregnancy avoidance program targeting preadolescent sexual risk behaviors. Journal of Children & Poverty, in press.
Chiu, I. M., Yamada, T., & Chen, C. C. (2010). Health and income variation: A panel data study on the developed and less developed economies. International Economic Journal, in press.
Groomes Jr, K. R, Yamada, T., & Chen, C. C. (2010). Addressing Childhood Obesity: Identifying Potential Grocery Store Locations in New Jersey, US. International Journal of Health and Nutrition, 1(1), 13-30.
Chen, C. C., Yamada, T., Smith, J., & Chiu, I. M. (2010). Improving children's healthcare through state health insurance programs: An emerging need. Health Policy. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20705355.
Yamada, T., Chen, C. C., Yamada, T., Chiu, I. M., & Worrall, J. D. (2010). Pharmaceutical price policy, pharmaceutical innovation, and health durability. The Open Pharmacoeconomics & Health Economics Journal, 2, 34-46.
Chen, C. C., Basch, C. E., & Yamada, T. (2010). An evaluation of colonoscopy use: Implications for health education. Journal of Cancer Education, 25(2),160-165.
Murata, C., Yamada, T., Chen, C. C., Ojima, T., Hirai, H., & Kondo, K. (2010). Barriers to care among the elderly in Japan. International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 7(3), 1330-1341.
Yamada, T., Chen, C. C., Yamada, T., Noguchi, H., & Miller, M. (2009). Private health insurance and hospitalization under Japanese national health insurance. Open Economics Journal, 2, 61-70.
Yamada, T., Chen, C. C., Yamada, T., Chiu, I. M., & Smith, J. (2009). Accessibility of healthcare services in the USA. Applied Economics, 41(4), 437-450.
Chen, C. C., Yamada, T., Chiu, I. M., & Liu, Y. K. (2009). Evaluation of waste tire resources recovery program and environmental health policy in Taiwan. International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 6(3), 1075-1094.
Yamada, T., & Chen, C. C. (2007). Children with special healthcare needs and unmet healthcare needs under the State Children Health Insurance Program. Pravartak - The Journal of Insurance and Risk Management, 3(1), 22-46.
Yamada, T., Chen, C. C., Yamada, T., Fahs, M. C., & Fukawa, T. (2006). Behavioral analysis of community-based formal home care, informal care, and nursing home care in Japan. The Geneva Papers on Risk & Insurance - Issues & Practice, 31(4), 600-632.
Yamada, T., Chen, C. C., & Yamada, T. (2005). Economic evaluation for relapse prevention of substance users: Treatment settings with healthcare policy. Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, 16, 431-450.