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Jarvis T. Chen, ScD

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
Phone: (617) 384-8707
Fax: (617) 384-8713


jarvis@hsph.harvard.edu

Jarvis T. Chen, ScD

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Research Scientist, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

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Research Abstract

Dr. Jarvis Chen is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on social inequalities in health, and especially racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in cancer outcomes. As a methodologist, Dr. Chen's interests include the development of methods for geospatial and spatiotemporal analysis, disease mapping, handling missing data, and latent variable analysis.

Publications

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  • Krieger N, Kosheleva A, Waterman PD, Chen JT, Beckfield J, Kiang MV. 50-year trends in US socioeconomic inequalities in health: US-born Black and White Americans, 1959-2008. Int J Epidemiol 2014. PubMed
  • Chen JT, Beckfield J, Waterman PD, Krieger N. Chen et al. Respond to "Bias in Socioeconomic Health Disparities--Comments" Am J Epidemiol 2013. PubMed
  • Chen JT, Beckfield J, Waterman PD, Krieger N. Can Changes in the Distributions of and Associations Between Education and Income Bias Temporal Comparisons of Health Disparities? An Exploration With Causal Graphs and Simulations. Am J Epidemiol 2013. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Chen JT, Waterman PD, Kosheleva A, Beckfield J. History, haldanes and health inequities: exploring phenotypic changes in body size by generation and income level in the US-born White and Black non-Hispanic populations 1959-1962 to 2005-2008. Int J Epidemiol 2013; 42:281-95. PubMed
  • Datta GD, Glymour MM, Kosheleva A, Chen JT. Prostate cancer mortality and birth or adult residence in the southern United States. Cancer Causes Control 2012; 23:1039-46. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Chen JT, Kosheleva A, Waterman PD. Shrinking, widening, reversing, and stagnating trends in US socioeconomic inequities in cancer mortality for the total, black, and white populations: 1960-2006. Cancer Causes Control 2012; 23:297-319. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Chen JT, Kosheleva A, Waterman PD. Not just smoking and high-tech medicine: socioeconomic inequities in U.S. mortality rates, overall and by race/ethnicity, 1960-2006. Int J Health Serv 2012; 42:293-322. PubMed
  • Hund L, Chen JT, Krieger N, Coull BA. A Geostatistical Approach to Large-Scale Disease Mapping with Temporal Misalignment. Biometrics 2011. PubMed
  • Brochu PJ, Yanosky JD, Paciorek CJ, Schwartz J, Chen JT, Herrick RF, Suh HH. Particulate air pollution and socioeconomic position in rural and urban areas of the Northeastern United States. Am J Public Health 2011; 101 Suppl 1:S224-30. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Kosheleva A, Waterman PD, Chen JT, Koenen K. Racial discrimination, psychological distress, and self-rated health among US-born and foreign-born Black Americans. Am J Public Health 2011; 101:1704-13. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Chen JT, Waterman PD. Temporal trends in the black/white breast cancer case ratio for estrogen receptor status: disparities are historically contingent, not innate. Cancer Causes Control 2011; 22:511-4. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Waterman PD, Kosheleva A, Chen JT, Carney DR, Smith KW, Bennett GG, Williams DR, Freeman E, Russell B, Thornhill G, Mikolowsky K, Rifkin R, Samuel L. Exposing racial discrimination: implicit & explicit measures--the My Body, My Story study of 1005 US-born black & white community health center members. PLoS ONE 2011; 6:e27636. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Kaddour A, Koenen K, Kosheleva A, Chen JT, Waterman PD, Barbeau EM. Occupational, social, and relationship hazards and psychological distress among low-income workers: implications of the 'inverse hazard law' J Epidemiol Community Health 2010. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Chen JT, Waterman PD. Decline in US Breast Cancer Rates After the Women's Health Initiative: Socioeconomic and Racial/Ethnic Differentials. Am J Public Health 2010; 100:S132-S139. PubMed
  • Krieger N,Chen JT,Waterman PD,Hartman C,Stoddard AM,Quinn MM,Sorensen G,Barbeau EM. The inverse hazard law: blood pressure, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, workplace abuse and occupational exposures in US low-income black, white and Latino workers. Soc Sci Med 2008; 67:1970-81. PubMed
  • Krieger N,Chen JT,Ware JH,Kaddour A. Race/ethnicity and breast cancer estrogen receptor status: impact of class, missing data, and modeling assumptions. Cancer Causes Control 2008; 19:1305-18. PubMed
  • Chen JT,Coull BA,Waterman PD,Schwartz J,Krieger N. Methodologic implications of social inequalities for analyzing health disparities in large spatiotemporal data sets: an example using breast cancer incidence data (Northern and Southern California, 1988--2002). Stat Med 2008; 27:3957-83. PubMed
  • Glymour MM, Weuve J, Chen JT. Methodological challenges in causal research on racial and ethnic patterns of cognitive trajectories: measurement, selection, and bias. 2008; 18:194-213. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Rehkopf DH, Chen JT, Waterman PD, Marcelli E, Kennedy M. The fall and rise of US inequities in premature mortality: 1960-2002. PLoS Med. 2008; 5:e46. PubMed
  • Rehkopf DH, Haughton LT, Chen JT, Waterman PD, Subramanian SV, Krieger N. Monitoring socioeconomic disparities in death: comparing individual-level education and area-based socioeconomic measures. Am J Public Health 2006; 96:2135-8. PubMed
  • Chen JT, Rehkopf DH, Waterman PD, Subramanian SV, Coull BA, Cohen B, Ostrem M, Krieger N. Mapping and measuring social disparities in premature mortality: the impact of census tract poverty within and across Boston neighborhoods, 1999-2001. J Urban Health 2006; 83:1063-84. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Chen JT, Waterman PD, Rehkopf DH, Yin R, Coull BA. Race/ethnicity and changing US socioeconomic gradients in breast cancer incidence: California and Massachusetts, 1978-2002 (United States). Cancer Causes Control 2006; 17:217-26. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Chen JT, Coull BA, Selby JV. Lifetime socioeconomic position and twins' health: an analysis of 308 pairs of United States women twins. PLoS Med 2005; 2:e162. PubMed
  • Subramanian SV, Chen JT, Rehkopf DH, Waterman PD, Krieger N. Racial disparities in context: a multilevel analysis of neighborhood variations in poverty and excess mortality among black populations in Massachusetts. Am J Public Health 2005; 95:260-5. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Chen JT, Waterman PD, Rehkopf DH, Subramanian SV. Painting a truer picture of US socioeconomic and racial/ethnic health inequalities: the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project. Am J Public Health 2005; 95:312-23. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Chen JT, Waterman PD, Rehkopf DH, Subramanian SV. Race/ethnicity, gender, and monitoring socioeconomic gradients in health: a comparison of area-based socioeconomic measures--the public health disparities geocoding project. Am J Public Health 2003; 93:1655-71. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Waterman PD, Chen JT, Soobader MJ, Subramanian SV. Monitoring socioeconomic inequalities in sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and violence: geocoding and choice of area-based socioeconomic measures--the public health disparities geocoding project (US). Public Health Rep 2003; 118:240-60. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Chen JT, Waterman PD, Soobader MJ, Subramanian SV, Carson R. Geocoding and monitoring of US socioeconomic inequalities in mortality and cancer incidence: does the choice of area-based measure and geographic level matter?: the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project. Am J Epidemiol 2002; 156:471-82. PubMed
  • Krieger N, Waterman P, Chen JT, Soobader MJ, Subramanian SV, Carson R. Zip code caveat: bias due to spatiotemporal mismatches between zip codes and US census-defined geographic areas--the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project. Am J Public Health 2002; 92:1100-2. PubMed
  • Chen JT, Krieger N, Van Den Eeden SK, Quesenberry CP. Different slopes for different folks: socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in asthma and hay fever among 173,859 U.S. men and women. Environ Health Perspect 2002; 110 Suppl 2:211-6. PubMed
  • Chen JT, Kaddour A, Krieger N. Implications of missing income data. Public Health Rep 2008; 123:260; author reply 260-1. PubMed
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