Moon Chen, Jr. was awarded the 2022 Christopher N.H. Jenkins Cancer Control Award by the Asian American Research Center on Health. The endowed award is presented annually to recognize an individual who has made significant accomplishments in community-oriented activities to prevent and control cancer among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Chen is a nationally renowned expert in cancer health disparities, particularly as they affect Asian American populations. He is the senior advisor to the cancer center director for community outreach and population sciences.