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Chan Shen, Ph.D., M.S.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Research, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

Phone: 713-563-4309
Fax: 713-563-4243

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2009 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, PHD, Economics
2007 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, MS, Statistics


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Division of Quantitative Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 6/2011-present
Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 8/2009-5/2011

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Ajmera M, Shen C, Pan X, Findley PA, Rust G, Sambamoorthi U. Inhaled anticholinergic use and all-cause mortality among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 8:287-94, 6/2013.
2. Shen C. Determinants of Health Care Decisions: Insurance, Utilization, and Expenditures. Review of Economics and Statistics 95(1):142-153, 3/2013.
3. Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Associations between Health-related Quality of Life and Financial Barriers to Care among Women Veterans and Women Non-veterans. Women Health 52(1):1-17, 2/9/2012. PMID: 22324355.
4. Findley PA, Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Depression Treatment Patterns among Elderly with Cancer. Depress Res Treat 2012:676784, 2012. e-Pub 8/27/2012. PMCID: PMC3434374.
5. Findley P, Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Multimorbidity and persistent depression among veterans with diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Health Soc Work 36(2):109-19, 5/2011. PMID: 21661300.
6. Sambamoorthi U, Shen C, Findley P, Frayne S, Banerjea R. Depression Treatment Patterns among Women Veterans with Cardiovascular Conditions or Diabetes. World Psychiatry 9(3):177-182, 10/2010. PMCID: PMC2948721.
7. Shen C, Findley P, Banerjea R, Sambamoorthi U. Depressive Disorders Among Cohorts of Women Veterans with Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Hypertension. J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19(8):1475-1486, 8/2010. PMID: 20583958.
8. Klein R, Shen C. Bias Corrections in Testing and Estimating Semiparametric, Single Index Models. Econometric Theory 26(6):1683-1718, 2010.
9. Shen C, Sambamoorthi U, Rust G. Co-occurring mental illness and health care utilization and expenditures in adults with obesity and chronic physical illness. Dis Manag 11(3):153-60, 6/2008. PMID: 18564027.


1. Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Health-related Quality of LIfe and Financial Barriers to Care among Women Veterans. Journal of Women's Health 20(3):455-504, 2011.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Sensor-assisted prevention of dehydration in head and neck cancer patients
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Peterson
Duration: 9/1/2013 - 6/30/2014

Last updated: 10/28/2013