His research endeavors focus on economics and public policies on population aging, and global health systems. Currently, his main research projects involve: 1) Economics of cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), using both medical claims data and survey data to investigate how cognitive aging may affect decision-making and healthcare utilization, and ADRD care quality, costs and equity; 2) Pension, retirement policies and health of the aging population; 3) The impact of environmental pollution and climate change on older adults; 4) life course factors and healthy aging.
Professor Chen currently works on the following projects:
Aging; Air Pollution; Alzheimer Disease; Child; Cognition; Dementia; Economics; Medicare; Pensions; Retirement; Social Behavior; Climate Change; Big Data
Aging; Community Health; Global Health; Health Economics; Health Policy; Infectious Diseases; Nutrition; Obesity; Substance Use, Addiction; Child/Adolescent Health; Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants and Justice; Perinatal/Prenatal Health; Pollution; COVID-19