Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
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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. 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)

2. 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)

3. 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)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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).

7. 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

8. 10. Chen, L.S.b, Qi, J.a, Zhao, S.a, Zhao M. (2016). Family health history and mate selection: a qualitative study of Chinese Americans’ views. Global Journal of Anthropology Research, 3(2):35-40.

9. Chen L.S. , Kaphingst K.A., Tseng T.S., Zhao S. (2016). How are lung cancer risk perceptions and cigarette smoking related? Testing an accuracy hypothesis. Translational Cancer Research, 5(suppl 5):S964-S971. (1.757IF)

10. Chang YC, Tung HJ, Hsu SW, Chen LS, Kung PT, Huang KH, Chiou SJ, Tsai WC. (2016). Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccination and Its Associated Factors among Elderly People with Disabilities in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study. PLoS One, 11(6):632-639. e0158075 (3.057IF). PMID: 27336627

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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.

T3 - Genetic Testing: Views from Pregnant Hispanic Women. (PI)
TAMU T3 (State)
2018/04/01 - 2020/03/31
Total Funding: 32,000.
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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