Dr. Chen has extensive research experience applying GIS and spatial analysis to study public health issues. His work focuses on examining spatial determinants of chronic disease, health disparities, and environmental risks. He has co-authored several publications on topics including neighborhood walkability, air pollution, and social media diffusion modeling. Dr. Chen has received grant funding to conduct fine-scale socio-environmental phenotyping of cardiometabolic risk factors. His current research focuses on leveraging state-of-the-art machine learning techniques with clinical data and remotely sensed imagery to examine patients' residential built environment, and thus predict adverse cardiovascular events.
Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine