Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
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Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 862-2912
Primary Emphasis Area: Health Education
Vita: View Document
Research Interests
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Cancer Prevention and Control
Health Disparities
Public Health Genomics
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Yeh, Y.L., Li, M., Kwok O.M., & Chen, L.S. (2019). Family health history of colorectal cancer: A structural equation model of factors influencing Chinese Americans[48]19 communication with family members. Translational Cancer Research, 8(Suppl 4):S355-S365 (1.070IF)(1.4295yr-IF)

2. Zhao, X ., Chen, W.J ., Dhar. S.U., Eble, T.N, Kwok O.M., & Chen, L.S. (2019). Genetic testing experiences among parents of children with autism spectrum disorders in the United States. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49 (12):4821-4833 (2.786IF)(4.1675yr-IF)

3. Zhao, S ., Chen, W.J., Dhar, S., Eble, T., Kwok, O., & Chen, L.S.c (2019). Needs assessment in genetic testing education: A survey of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States. Autism Research, 12(8):1162-1170 (3.697IF)(3.9555yr-IF)

4. Zhao, S., Wang C.H., Hung T.Y., Chen Y.J., Hsia, C.H., Tseng, C. C., Xu. L., Chen, L.S., (2018). A qualitative study exploring the attitudes toward prenatal genetic testing for autism spectrum disorders among parents of affected children in Taiwan. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 48: 36-43 (1.675IF)(2.4995yr-IF)(SSCI)

5. Chen, L.S., Zhao, S., Stelzig, D., Dhar, S.D., Eble, T., Yeh, Y.C., Kwok, O.M. (2018). Development and evaluation of a genomics training program for community health workers in Texas. Genetics in Medicine, 20(9):1030-1037 (9.937IF)(7.8755yr-IF)(SCIE)

6. Li, M., Hung, T.Y., Ye, J., Zhao, S., Chen, L.S. (2018). Perceived recurrence risk of having another affected child: a survey with parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Taiwan. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(5):926-931 (2.785IF) (3.3115yr-IF)(SSCI/SCIE)

7. Talwar, D. , Tseng TS., Foster M., Xu, L., Chen L.S. (2017). Genetics/ Genomics education for non-genetic health professionals: A systematic literature review, Genetics in Medicine, 19:725-732 (8.229IF)(7.4375yr-IF)(SCIE)

8. Chen, L.S., Chang F.W. a, Kim, M.J, Talwar, D, Zhao S. (2017). Genomic medicine practice among physicians in Taiwan. Personalized Medicine, 14(2):109-121. (1.010IF)(1.2145yr-IF)(SCIE)

9. Li, M. a, Amuta, A.a, Xu, L a, Dhar, S.U., Talwar, D.a, Jung E., & Chen, L.S. (2016) Autism genetic testing information needs among parents of affected children: A LEI-SHIH CHEN -- PAGE 10 qualitative study. Patient Education and Counseling. 99(6):1011-1016 (2.232IF).

10. Chen L.S. , Li M., Talwar D. , Xu L., Zhao M. (2016). Chinese Americans[48]19 views and use of family health history: A qualitative study. PLoS One, 11(9):e0162706 (3.057IF). PMID: 27649411

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Education Needs regarding Genetics among Early Childhood Special Education Teachers in Taiwan: A Mixed Methods Study. (PI)
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation (Private)
2019/07/01 - 2021/06/30
Total Funding: 24,000.

Prenatal Genetic Testing: Effect of health Literacy in Hispanic Women. (Co-PI)
Driscoll Children's Hospital (Private)
2018/08/01 - 2020/07/31
Total Funding: 0.

Training CHWs to Disseminate Culturally Competent, Family Health History-based Cancer Prevention and Navigation Services among Chinese Americans. (PI)
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (State)
2018/06/01 - 2020/05/31
Total Funding: 300,000.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Lei Xu (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Ann Amuta (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Shixi Zhao (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Heather M. Barton-Weston (Fall, 2018), Ph.D.
Divya Talwar (Summer, 2019), Ph.D.
Ming Li (Fall, 2019), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2018 - ). Journal of Childhood and Developmental Disorders

Editorial Board Member (2016 - 2017). Houston Taiwanese American Journal

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). Global Journal of Anthropology Research

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). Journal of Translational Internal Medicine

Editorial Board Member (2013 - ). World Journal of Respirology

Editorial Board Member (2010 - ). International Journal of Trends in Educational Research


(2018-2018). 2018 Health Equity Award.  Publica Health Education Health Promotion Section, APHA

(2018-2018). 2018 Young Professional Award.  Young Professional Award, Maternal Child Health Section, American Public Health Association

(2017). CEHD Early Career Research Excellence Award, CEHD.  CEHD Early Career Research Excellence Award, CEHD TAMU

(2015). 2015 Teacher of the Year.  Division of Health Education, TAMU

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