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Personal Biography of Dr. James J. Chen, Ph.D.

Dr. James J. Chen received a Ph.D. degree in Statistics from Iowa State University in 1978.  In August 1983 Dr. Chen joined the National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), as a Senior Staff Fellow.  Currently, Dr. Chen is a Senior Biomedical Researcher in the Division of Personalized Nutrition and Medicine and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health, China Medical University, Taiwan.  Dr. Chen is an associate editor of Communication in Statistics, Journal of the Chinese Statistical Association, and Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics.  Dr. Chen is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.  He has over 150 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous invited subject review articles.  Dr. Chen has served on USFDA, USEPA, and interagency committees and workshops directed at developing scientific and regulatory issues and guidelines, and has provided consultations to USFDA and USEPA scientists on the statistical analysis of toxicological data and on risk assessment procedures. He has collaborated with many scientists on a broad spectrum of research problems.   Dr. Chen’s main research interests are 1) statistical modeling for quantitative risk assessment, and 2) statistical methodology development for the analysis of carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, developmental toxicological experiments and environmental mixtures.  Since 2000, Dr. Chen has been involved in developing statistical methods for microarray gene expression research.


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