Shuai Chen, Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Shuai Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics




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Research/Academic Interests

As a biostatistician, Dr. Chen's primary methodological research interests are in cost-effectiveness analysis with censored data, personalized treatment, survival analysis, and causal inference, as well as their applications in various clinical studies. She has broad collaborative experiences in various area such as cancer, liver disease, mental health, chronic diseases, and health services.



Center/Program Affiliation

Public Health Sciences

Undergraduate School

B.S., Peking University, Beijing, China 2010

Other School

M.S., Statistics, Texas A&M University, College Station TX 2012

Other School

Ph.D., Statistics, Texas A&M University, College Station TX 2015

Susan B. Anthony Aetna Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women and Public Health, 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (Authorship: Smith, Jiang, Prizer, Ahn, Chen, Cho, Graham, Ory)., 2013

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Vlasova RM, Iosif AM, Ryan AM, Funk LH, Murai T, Chen S, Lesh TA, Rowland DJ, Bennett J, Hogrefe CE, Maddock RJ, Gandal MJ, Geschwind DH, Schumann CM, Van de Water J, McAllister AK, Carter CS, Styner MA, Amaral DG, Bauman MD. Maternal Immune Activation during Pregnancy Alters Postnatal Brain Growth and Cognitive Development in Nonhuman Primate Offspring. J Neurosci. 2021 Dec 1;41(48):9971-9987. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0378-21.2021. Epub 2021 Oct 4. PMID:34607967.

Liu AT, Chen S, Jena PK, Sheng L, Hu Y, Wan YY. Probiotics Improve Gastrointestinal Function and Life Quality in Pregnancy. Nutrients. 2021 Nov 3;13(11). doi: 10.3390/nu13113931. PMID:34836186.

Sarkar S, Chen S, Spencer B, Situ X, Afkarian M, Matsukuma K, Corwin MT, Wang G. Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Severity Associates with FGF21 Level and Kidney Glucose Uptake. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2021 Nov;19(9):491-497. doi:10.1089/met.2021.0055. Epub 2021 Aug 26. PMID:34448598.

Navarro SM, Chen S, Farkas LM. Measuring Rectal Cancer Tumor Height: Concordance Between Clinical Exam and MRI. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Oct 21;. doi:10.1097/DCR.0000000000002282. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:34753891.

Blitzer GC, Parekh AD, Chen S, Taparra K, Kahn JM, Fields EC, Stahl JM, Rosenberg SA, Buatti JM, Laucis AM, Wang Y, Mayhew DL, McDonald AM, Harari PM, Brower JV. Why an Increasing Number of Unmatched Residency Positions in Radiation Oncology? A Survey of Fourth-Year Medical Students. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021 Sep-Oct;6(5):100743. doi:10.1016/j.adro.2021.100743. eCollection 2021 Sep-Oct. PMID:34466713.

McKay RM, Vapniarsky N, Hatcher D, Carr N, Chen S, Verstraete FJM, Cissell DD, Arzi B. The Diagnostic Yield of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography for Degenerative Changes of the Temporomandibular Joint in Dogs. Front Vet Sci. 2021;8:720641. doi:10.3389/fvets.2021.720641. eCollection 2021. PMID:34422949.

Brower JV, Chen S, Ritter A, Liauw SL, Rosenberg SA, Reddy AV, Golden DW, Gillespie EF, Mattes MD. Comfort Level of US Radiation Oncology Graduates: Assessment of Transition to Independent Clinical Practice. J Cancer Educ. 2021 Apr;36(2):278-283. doi:10.1007/s13187-019-01625-z. PMID:31728920.

Judge SJ, Darrow MA, Thorpe SW, Gingrich AA, O'Donnell EF, Bellini AR, Sturgill IR, Vick LV, Dunai C, Stoffel KM, Lyu Y, Chen S, Cho M, Rebhun RB, Monjazeb AM, Murphy WJ, Canter RJ. Analysis of tumor-infiltrating NK and T cells highlights IL-15 stimulation and TIGIT blockade as a combination immunotherapy strategy for soft tissue sarcomas. J Immunother Cancer. 2020 Nov;8(2). doi:10.1136/jitc-2020-001355. PMID:33158916.

Li Q, Ma W, Chen S, Tian EC, Wei S, Fan RR, Wang T, Zhou C, Li T. High integrin α3 expression is associated with poor prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2020 Aug;9(4):1361-1378. doi:10.21037/tlcr-19-633. PMID:32953510.