Shuai Chen, Ph.D.

Shuai Chen, Ph.D.



Health Economics

Precision Medicine


Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Chen's primary methodological research interests are in medical cost and cost-effectiveness analysis, personalized treatment, survival analysis, missing data, and causal inference. She has collaborated with many researchers from different fields, including cancer, fall prevention, diabetes, and health services.



Center/Program Affiliation

Public Health Sciences


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

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

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

Honors and Awards

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

Select Recent Publications

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S. Chen, L. Tian, T. Cai and M. Yu. A General Statistical Framework for Subgroup Identification and Comparative Treatment Scoring. Biometrics. 2017.

S. Chen, J. Rolfes and H. Zhao. Estimation of Mean Health Care Costs and Incremental Cost-effectiveness Ratios with Possibly Censored Data. The Stata Journal. 2015;15(3), 698-711.

S. Chen and H. Zhao. Estimating Incremental Cost-Effectiveness Ratios and Their Confidence Intervals with Different Terminating Events for Survival Time and Costs. Biostatistics. 2013;14(3), 422-432.

S. Chen and H. Zhao. Generalized Redistribute-to-the-right Algorithm: Application to the Analysis of Censored Cost Data. Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice. 2013;7(2), 304-323.

H. Zhao, C. Zuo, S. Chen and H. Bang. Nonparametric Inference for Median Costs with Censored Data. Biometrics. 2012; 68(3), 717-725.

H. C. Ko, S. Chen, A. M. Wieland, M. Yu, A. M. Baschnagel, J. V. Brower, C. Hullett, T. M. McCulloch, G. K. Hartig, P. M. Harari and M. E. Witek. (2017) Clinical Outcomes for Patients Presenting with N3 Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Head & Neck. 2017.

J. V. Brower, S. Chen, M. F. Bassetti, M. Yu, P. M. Harari, M. A. Ritter and A. M. Baschnagel. Radiation Dose Escalation in Esophageal Cancer Revisited: Contemporary Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base, 2004-2012. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2016;96(5), 985-993.

J. V. Brower, A. Amini, S. Chen, C. R. Hullett, R. J. Kimple, M. Bassetti, M. E. Witek, M. Yu and A. M. Baschnagel. Improved Survival with Dose Escalated Radiotherapy in Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Annals of Oncology. 2016;27(10), 1887-1894.

L. Jiang, S. Chen, B. Zhang, J. Beals, C. M. Mitchell, S. M. Manson and Y. Roubideaux. Longitudinal Patterns of Stages of Change for Exercise and Lifestyle Intervention Outcomes: An Application of Latent Class Analysis with Distal Outcomes. Prevention Science. 2016;17(3), 398-409.

M. L. Smith, L. Jiang, L. P. Prizer, S. Ahn, S. Chen, J. Cho, K. Graham and M. G. Ory. Health Indicators Associated with Falls among Middle-aged and Older Women Enrolled in an Evidence-based Program. Women's Health Issues. 2014;24(6), 613-619.