Yu Chen

Yu Chen, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

Epidemiology, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer, Gastric cancer, Arsenic exposure, Environmental epidemiology, Microbiome
I am a chronic disease epidemiologist with experience in epidemiologic projects involving multidisciplinary teamwork. My research focuses on how host and environmental factors are related to chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.  I have worked with colleagues from Columbia University and the University of Chicago for the past 17 years to study health effects of arsenic exposure in the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS) in Bangladesh. I focus on the risk of preclinical and clinical endpoints of cardiovascular disease, as well as the interactions between arsenic exposure with lifestyle, microbiome, and genetic factors in cardiovascular disease-related endpoints. More recently, I am leading a project with colleagues at the Vanderbilt University to investigate the role of gastric and oral microbiome in gastric pre-malignant and malignant lesions.  I also conduct research projects utilizing resources from the New York University Women’s Health Study (NYUWHS) and the Asia Cohort Consortium (ACC).       I am a recipient of the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award (ONES) from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). I direct the course on epidemiology methods for graduate students at NYU. I received PhD with distinction in Epidemiology from Columbia University in 2005.  I am an author of 153 journal articles as of May, 2017.


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Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

PhD from Columbia University

MPH from Columbia University

Schoemaker, Minouk J; Nichols, Hazel B; Wright, Lauren B; Brook, Mark N; Jones, Michael E; O'Brien, Katie M; Adami, Hans-Olov; Baglietto, Laura; Bernstein, Leslie; Bertrand, Kimberly A; Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Christine; Braaten, Tonje; Chen, Yu; Connor, Avonne E; Dorronsoro, Miren; Dossus, Laure; Eliassen, A Heather; Giles, Graham G; Hankinson, Susan E; Kaaks, Rudolf; Key, Timothy J; Kirsh, Victoria A; Kitahara, Cari M; Koh, Woon-Puay; Larsson, Susanna C; Linet, Martha S; Ma, Huiyan; Masala, Giovanna; Merritt, Melissa A; Milne, Roger L; Overvad, Kim; Ozasa, Kotaro; Palmer, Julie R; Peeters, Petra H; Riboli, Elio; Rohan, Thomas E; Sadakane, Atsuko; Sund, Malin; Tamimi, Rulla M; Trichopoulou, Antonia; Ursin, Giske; Vatten, Lars; Visvanathan, Kala; Weiderpass, Elisabete; Willett, Walter C; Wolk, Alicja; Yuan, Jian-Min; Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Anne; Sandler, Dale P; Swerdlow, Anthony J

JAMA oncology. 2018 Jun 21; e181771-e181771

Blaser, Martin J; Chen, Yu

Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2018 Jun 01; 110(6):549-550

Moon, Katherine A; Oberoi, Shilpi; Barchowsky, Aaron; Chen, Yu; Guallar, Eliseo; Nachman, Keeve E; Rahman, Mahfuzar; Sohel, Nazmul; D'Ippoliti, Daniela; Wade, Timothy J; James, Katherine A; Farzan, Shohreh F; Karagas, Margaret R; Ahsan, Habibul; Navas-Acien, Ana

International journal of epidemiology. 2018 Apr 25;

Wu, Fen; Chi, Liang; Ru, Hongyu; Parvez, Faruque; Slavkovich, Vesna; Eunus, Mahbub; Ahmed, Alauddin; Islam, Tariqul; Rakibuz-Zaman, Muhammad; Hasan, Rabiul; Sarwar, Golam; Graziano, Joseph H; Ahsan, Habibul; Lu, Kun; Chen, Yu

Environmental health perspectives. 2018 Jan 12; 126(1):017005-017005

Farzan, Shohreh F; Howe, Caitlin G; Zens, Michael S; Palys, Thomas; Channon, Jacqueline Y; Li, Zhigang; Chen, Yu; Karagas, Margaret R

Environmental health perspectives. 2017 Dec 15; 125(12):127002-127002

[Wang, Qianyi; Afshin, Ashkan; Yakoob, Mohammad Yawar; Singh, Gitanjali M; Rehm, Colin D; Chen, Yu; et al]

Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017 Nov 08; 6(11):

Howe, Caitlin G; Li, Zhigang; Zens, Michael S; Palys, Thomas; Chen, Yu; Channon, Jacqueline Y; Karagas, Margaret R; Farzan, Shohreh F

Journal of nutrition. 2017 Oct 25; 147(12):2289-2296

Leng, Jennifer; Peruluswami, Ponni; Bari, Sehrish; Gaur, Sunanda; Radparvar, Farshid; Parvez, Faruque; Chen, Yu; Flores, Cristina; Gany, Francesca

Journal of immigrant & minority health. 2017 Sep 27;