Chia Ching Chen
Director and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, New York Medical College
Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health and Director of Health Education Graduate Program at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice and Institute of Public Health, New York, USA. Dr. Chen was trained in behavioral sciences and 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, as well as a Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist (SRAS) credentialed by the National Abstinence Education Association.
Much of Dr. Chen experiences have focused on applying rigorous behavioral and social research methods to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of community-based public health and human services. Her current project is to implement abstinence-only program in Yonkers public schools in New York with Hispanic and African-American youth. The program’s overall goals are to promote health among high-need and low-income urban youth. Through a translational research, the project seeks to bring theory-based strategies and practices to benefit the lives of people in the communities.