Dr. Lei-Shih Chen

Dr. Lei-Shih Chen Dr. Lei-Shih Chen
Associate Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA


Dr. Lei-Shih Chen is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Health Promotion and Genomics Lab in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University Currently, she advises 15 graduate students, five undergraduate students, and one research associate. Dr. Chen is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Her research focuses on Public Health Genomics- linking genomics with other fields of research. These include autism, genetic testing/screening, cancer prevention and control, health disparities, and health education. Dr. Chen has received numerous grants as the Principal Investigator (~ $1 million dollars) and two grants as a Co- Principal Investigator (~1.43 million dollars). She has 23 publications (most of which have her as the first and corresponding author), and several articles have been published in prestigious journals. Along with more than 100 presentations, Dr. Chen has received numerous prestigious research awards (e.g., ?Horizon Award? from the American Association of Health Education).

Research Interest

Autism, Genetics, Genomics, Genetic testing, Cancer prevention, Public health genomics, and Health disparities


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