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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, Sambamoorthi U. Concomitant Medication Use and New-Onset Diabetes Among Medicaid Beneficiaries with COPD. Population Health Management. In Press.
2. Shen C, Meric-Bernstam F, Su X, Mendelsohn J, Giordano S. Prevalence of actionable mutations and copy number alterations and the price of a genomic testing panel. Oncotarget. In Press.
3. Giordano SH, Niu J, Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhao H, Zorzi D, Shih YC, Smith BD, Shen C. Regimen-specific costs of chemotherapy for breast cancer. Cancer. In Press.
4. Zhao L, Zhou S, Balter P, Shen C, Gomez DR, Welsh JD, Lin SH, Chang JY. Planning Target Volume D95 and Mean Dose Should Be Considered for Optimal Local Control for Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 95(4):1226-35, 7/15/2016. e-Pub 3/18/2016. PMID: 27209498.
5. Wiener RC, Shen C, Sambamoorthi N, Sambamoorthi U. Preventive dental care in older adults with diabetes. J Am Dent Assoc. e-Pub 5/14/2016. PMID: 27189741.
6. Shen C, Xu Y, Dasari A, Shih YC, Yao JC. Octreotide LAR Dosage and Survival Among Elderly Patients With Distant-Stage Neuroendocrine Tumors. Oncologist 21(3):308-13, 3/2016. e-Pub 2/2016. PMCID: PMC4786356.
7. Shen C, Tina Shih YC. Therapeutic substitutions in the midst of new technology diffusion: The case of treatment for localized prostate cancer. Soc Sci Med 151:110-20, 2/2016. e-Pub 1/2016. PMID: 26799678.
8. Kehl KL, Shen C, Litton JK, Arun B, Giordano SH. Rates of BRCA1/2 mutation testing among young survivors of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 155(1):165-73, 1/2016. e-Pub 12/2015. PMID: 26706041.
9. Bhattacharya R, Shen C, Wachholtz AB, Dwibedi N, Sambamoorthi U. Depression treatment decreases healthcare expenditures among working age patients with comorbid conditions and type 2 diabetes mellitus along with newly-diagnosed depression. BMC Psychiatry 16(1):247, 2016. e-Pub 7/19/2016. PMCID: PMC4950075.
10. Shen C, Shih YC, Xu Y, Yao JC. Octreotide LAR among elderly patients with neuroendocrine tumors: A Survival analysis of SEER-Medicare data. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 24(11):1656-65, 11/2015. e-Pub 8/27/2015. PMID: 26315553.
11. Klein R, Shen C, Vella F. Estimation of marginal effects in semiparametric selection models with binary outcomes. Journal of Econometrics 185(1):82-94,, 3/2015.
12. Bhattacharya R, Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Depression and ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries with chronic physical conditions. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 36(5):460-5, Sep-Oct, 9/2014. e-Pub 6/4/2014. PMCID: PMC4138245.
13. Shen C, Shih YC, Xu Y, Yao JC. Octreotide long-acting repeatable use among elderly patients with carcinoid syndrome and survival outcomes: A population-based analysis. Cancer 120(13):2039-49, 7/1/2014. e-Pub 3/26/2014. PMID: 24676892.
14. Eberth JM, Xu Y, Smith GL, Shen Y, Jiang J, Buchholz TA, Hunt KK, Black DM, Giordano SH, Whitman GJ, Yang W, Shen C, Elting L, Smith BD. Surgeon Influence on Use of Needle Biopsy in Patients With Breast Cancer: A National Medicare Study. J Clin Oncol 32(21):2206-16, 7/20/2014. e-Pub 6/9/2014. PMCID: PMC4164811.
15. Smieliauskas F, Chien CR, Shen C, Geynisman DM, Shih YC. Cost-effectiveness analyses of targeted oral anti-cancer drugs: a systematic review. Pharmacoeconomics 32(7):651-80, 7/2014. PMID: 24821281.
16. Shen C, Chien CR, Geynisman DM, Smieliauskas F, Shih YC. A Review of Economic Impact of Targeted Oral Anticancer Medications. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 14(1):45-69, 2/2014. e-Pub 12/2013. PMID: 24378038.
17. Geynisman DM, Chien CR, Smieliauskas F, Shen C, Shih YC. Economic evaluation of therapeutic cancer vaccines and immunotherapy: a systematic review. Hum Vaccin Immunother 10(11):3415-24, 2014. PMCID: PMC4514043.
18. Bhattacharya R, Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Excess risk of chronic physical conditions associated with depression and anxiety. BMC Psychiatry 14:10, 2014. e-Pub 1/2014. PMCID: PMC3902063.
19. Ajmera M, Raval AD, Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Explaining the increased health care expenditures associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cost-decomposition analysis. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2014(9):339-348, 2014. e-Pub 4/2014. PMCID: PMC3986112.
20. 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.
21. Shen C. Determinants of Health Care Decisions: Insurance, Utilization, and Expenditures. Review of Economics and Statistics 95(1):142-153, 3/2013.
22. Shen C, Shah N, Findley PA, Sambamoorthi U. Depression treatment and short-term healthcare expenditures among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with chronic physical conditions. J Negat Results Biomed 12(1):15, 2013. e-Pub 10/22/2013. PMCID: PMC4015421.
23. 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.
24. Findley PA, Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Depression Treatment Patterns among Elderly with Cancer. Depress Res Treat 2012:676784, 2012. PMCID: PMC3434374.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. Klein R, Shen C. Bias Corrections in Testing and Estimating Semiparametric, Single Index Models. Econometric Theory 26(6):1683-1718, 2010.
29. 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.

Last updated: 8/4/2016