Directory » LEI-SHIH CHEN
Department
HEALTH & KINESIOLOGY
Health Education
Afilliations
Health Education
Education
Ph.D., Health Education, Texas A&M University (2007)
M.S., Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2001)
B.S., Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University, Taipei (1997)
LEI-SHIH CHEN
Associate Professor
Research Interests
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Cancer Prevention and Control
Health Disparities
Public Health Genomics
COURSES TAUGHT
EPSY689. SPECIAL TOPICS IN
2017B,2016B
HLTH236. INTRO HLTH DISPAR & DIVERSITY
2020C
HLTH354. MED TERM FOR HLTH PROF
2012C
HLTH410. HLTH PROGRAMS WORKPLACE
2020A
HLTH425. HLTH PROGRAM EVALUATION
2013A,2012C,2012A
HLTH445. PROF PRAC IN HLTH EDUC
2018C
HLTH485. DIRECTED STUDIES
2019C,2018B,2017B,2015C,2015A
HLTH491. RESEARCH
2020C,2020B,2020A,2019C,2019B
HLTH630. HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING
2020A,2019A,2018A,2017A,2016C
HLTH635. RACE ETHNICITY AND HLTH
2019A,2018A,2017A
HLTH644. HEALTH EDUCATION THEORY
2017C
HLTH645. HLTH ED RSCH & EVAL
2018C,2017C,2016C
HLTH684. PROF INTERNSHIP
2020A,2018C,2017B,2014C,2014B
HLTH685. DIRECTED STUDIES
2018B,2017C,2017B,2016C,2016B
HLTH689. SPECIAL TOPICS IN
2020C,2013A

FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Ming Li (Fall 2019)
Divya Talwar (Summer 2019)
Heather M. Barton-Weston (Fall 2018)
Shixi Zhao (Summer 2018)
Ann Amuta (Summer 2015)
Lei Xu (Summer 2014)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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[8217] views. Global Journal of Anthropology Research, 3(2):35-40.
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
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)
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
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).
Chen, L.S.b, Goodson, P., Jung, E . aPopoola, O.a Kwok, O.M. & Muenzenberger, A. (2015). A survey of Texas health educators[8217] family health history-based practice. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(5):632-639. (1.270IF). PMID: 26248173
Chen, L.S.b, Li, C., Wang, C.H.a, Amuta, A. a, Li, M. a, Huang, T.Y., Dhar, S.U. Talwar, D.a & Jung, E.a (2015). Autism spectrum disorders: Perceptions of genetic etiology and recurrence risk among Taiwanese parents of affected children. Clinical Genetics, 88(2): 129-134. (3.931IF). PMID: 25267333
Chen, L.S.b, Xu, L.a, Dhar, S., Li, M.a, Jung, E.a & Talwar, D.a (2015). Autism spectrum disorder: A qualitative study of attitudes toward prenatal genetic testing and termination decisions of affected pregnancies. Clinical Genetics, 88(2): 122-128. (3.931IF). PMID: 25251361
Chen, X., Goodson, P., Acosta, S. (2015). Blending Health Literacy With an English as a Second Language Curriculum: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Health Communication, 20 (sup 2), 101-111. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1066467
. Chen, L.S.b & Kim, M.J.a (2014). Needs assessment in genomic education: A survey of health educators in the United States. Health Promotion Practice, 15(4): 592-598. PMID: 23545335.
Chen, L.S.b, Ye, J. a, Talwar, D. a, Zhao, S.a, Wang, C.H.a, Huang, T.Y., & Barry A.(2014) Perceived causes of autism spectrum disorders among Taiwanese parents of affected children: A qualitative study. Global Journal of Anthropology Research,1:12-19.
Chen, L. S., Goodson, P, Jung, E., Muenzenberger, A., Xu, L., Kwok, O., Li, M. (2014). Effectiveness of a Genomics Web-based training for health educators in Texas. Genetics in Medicine, 16, 271[48]13278 [ISI 2013 impact factor: 6.435]
Chen, L.S. & Goodson, P. (2013). Genomics education training needs of U.S. Health Educators. A (Qualitative) Pilot Study. Health Promotion Practice, 14 (1), 44-52
Chen, L.S., Xu, L., Huang, T.Y., Dhar, S. (2013). Autism Genetic Testing: A Qualitative Study of Awareness, Attitudes, and Experiences among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Genetics in Medicine, 15(4):274-281
Goodson, P., Chen, L.S., Muenzenberger, A., Xu, L., Jung, E.Genomics Education for Health Educators in Texas: The Family Health History Training Program. Public Health Genomics, 16(5):233-40
Chen, L.S., Zhao, M., Zhou, Q., Xu, L. (2012) Chinese Americans' Views of Prenatal Genetic Testing in the Genomic Era. Clinical Genetics, 82(1):22-27
Jeon, K.C., Chen, L.S., Goodson, P. (2012). Abortion Decision-Making after Prenatal Diagnosis of Sex Chromosome Abnormality: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Genetics in Medicine, 14(1): 27-38
Jeon, K.C., Chen, L.S., & Goodson, P. (2012). Decision to abort after a prenatal diagnosis of sex chromosome abnormality: A systematic review of the literature. Genetics in Medicine, 14 (1), 27-38
Jeon, K.C., Chen, L.S., Goodson, P. (2012). Response to Pieters et al. Genetics in Medicine, 14(5): 559
Chen, L.S., Kaphingst, K.A. (2011). Family History of Lung Cancer and Risk Perceptions: Differences by Smoking Status. Public Health Genomics, 14(1): 26-34
Liu, S. Y. F. Lee, S. M. Chou, H. Uno, G. Li, P. Brookes, M. P. Massett, Q. Wu, L. Chen, and C. Chang. Mice lacking TR4 nuclear receptor develop mitochondrial myopathy with deficiency in complex I. Mol. Endocrinol. 25: 1301-1310, 2011, PMC3146253
Chen, L.S. and Goodson, P. (2010). Web-based Survey of U.S. Health Educators: Challenges and Lessons. American Journal of Health Behavior, 34(1): 3-11
Chen, L.S., Goodson, P. (2009). Barriers to Adopting Genomics into Public Health Education: A Mixed Methods Study. Genetics in Medicine, 11(2):104-110. (IS1 2007 impact factor: 3.32)
Keating, X.D., Harrison, L., Chen, L., Xiang, P., Lambdin, D., Dauenhauer, B., Rotich, W., & Castro, J. (2009). An analysis of research on student health-related fitness knowledge in K-16 physical education programs. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 28, 333-349.
Chen, L.S., Goodson, P.' (2008). Does Individuals' Perception of Personal Risk of Lung Cancer Affect Their Attitudes toward Protective Health Behavior? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35 (Supplement): S71
Chen, L.S., Goodson, P. (2008). Web-based Research: Lessons Learned from the Health Promotion and Genetics/Genomics Survey. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35 (Supplement): S21
Chen, L.S., Kwok O.M., Goodson, P. (2008). U.S. Health Educators' Likelihood of Adopting Genomic Competencies into Health Promotion. American Journal of Public Health, 98(9):1651-1657. (IS1 2007 impact factor: 3.61)
Chen, L.S., Goodson. P. (2007). Entering the Public Health Genomics Era: Why Must Health Educators Develop Genomic Competencies? American Journal of Health Education, 38(3):158-166 (feature article) (accepted with no revision)
Chen, L.S., Goodson, P. (2007) Factors Affecting Acceptance or Decline of Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing/ screening: A Theory-Guided Systematic Review. Genetics in Medicine, 9(7):442-450. (IS1 2007 impact factor: 3.32)
Chen, L.S., Goodson, P. (2007). Public Health Genomics Knowledge and Attitudes: A survey of Public Health Educators in the U.S. Genetics in Medicine, 9(8):496-503 (IS1 2007 impact factor: 3.32)
Chen, L.S., Goodson, P. (2007). The Effects of Age, Race, Educational Level, and Number of Children on Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing Decision-Making: A Meta- Analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33 (Supplement): S194
Chen, L.S., Goodson, P. (2007). Translating Genomic Research into Health Promotion: A Qualitative Study of Health Educators' Concerns. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33 (Supplement): S045
Chen, L.S., Goodson, P. (2006). Psychosocial Factors Affecting the Acceptance or the Decline of Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing/Screening: A Systematic Review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 31 (Supplement): S035
Chen, L.S., Goodson, P. (2005). Factors Affecting Decision-Making Regarding Reproductive Genetic Testing: A Systematic Review. Annals of Behavioral - Medicine, 29 (Supplement): S120
Goodson, P. & Chen, L.S. (2005). Reactions to Reproductive Genetic Testing: A Systematic Review of Factors Affecting Abortion Decision-Making. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 29 (Supplement): S153
Chen S.C., Chen H.J., Lai, C.H., Chen, L.S., Chiang C.F. (2002). The Therapeutic Effects of Magnets on Knee Osteoarthritis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine Association, 30(2):73-78, 2002

RESEARCH PROJECTS
Promoting access to prenatal smoking cessation and smoke-free home services among rural, low-income pregnant women and their household smokers
PI. Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (State)
2019-08-31 — 2022-08-30
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
Applying the positive deviance approach to promote lifetime mental disorders and the utilization of specialty mental health services among older traumatized Asian immigrants in the United States
Co-PI. Rutgers University (State)
2019-06-01 — 2020-05-31
Prenatal Genetic Testing: Effect of health Literacy in Hispanic Women
Co-PI. Driscoll Children's Hospital (Private)
2018-08-01 — 2020-07-31
A Web-based Intervention to Promote the Utilization of ASD Genetic Testing among Parents of ASD-affected Children
PI. DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2018-07-01 — 2020-06-30
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
T3 - Genetic Testing: Views from Pregnant Hispanic Women
PI. TAMU T3 (State)
2018-04-01 — 2020-03-31
Training CHWs to Disseminate Culturally Competent, Family Health History-based Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Navigation Services among Chinese Americans
PI. TAMU T3 (State)
2018-04-01 — 2020-03-31Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (State);2018-03-01 — 2020-02-29
Disseminating Evidence-Based Cancer Genomics Training to Community Health Workers
PI. Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (State)
2017-03-01 — 2019-02-28
Faculty Development Leave
PI. TAMU Dean of Faculties (State)
2016-01-01 — 2016-05-31
Establishing a comprehensive cancer prevention and support program within the Asian American (AA) Community in Houston, Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth areas of Texas
PI. Light and Salt Association - CPRIT (State)
2015-12-01 — 2018-11-30
Family History-based Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Navigation to Clinical Services among Uninsured Chinese Americans in Texas
PI. Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (State)
2015-12-01 — 2019-05-30
BRCA1/2 Cancer Genetic Testing among Taiwanese Women: Knowledge, Attitudes, Motives, Experience, Risk Perceptions, Psychological Impacts, and Behavior Changes
PI. Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation (Private)
2015-07-01 — 2017-06-30
Establishing a comprehensive cancer prevention and support program within the Asian American (AA) Community in Houston, Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth areas of Texas
PI. Light and Salt Association (Private)
2015-06-01 — 2018-05-31
Cancer Genomics Training Program for a Competent Texas Health Education Workforce
PI. Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (State)
2014-08-31 — 2017-02-28
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Genetic Testing: Perspectives among Parents of Children Diagnosed with ASD (PESCA)
PI. TAMU Office of the Vice President for Research - PESCA (State)
2014-05-01 — 2015-04-30
A RCT to Promote the Use of Cancer Family History among Chinese Americans
PI. American Cancer Society (Private)
2013-07-01 — 2017-06-30
A RCT to Promote the Use of Cancer Family History among Chinese Americans
PI. DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2013-04-01 — 2018-03-31
Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Cancer Genomics Training Program for Texas Health Educators: Phase II
PI. Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (State)
2012-08-31 — 2015-08-30
A RCT to Promote the Use of Cancer Family History among Chinese Americans
PI. American Cancer Society (Private)
2012-07-01 — 2016-06-30
Establishing a Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Support Program within Chinese American Community in Houston and Austin areas of Texas
PI. Light and Salt Association (Private)
2012-03-01 — 2015-02-28
Knowledge, Attitudes, and Intentions regarding Advanced Reproductive Genetic Testing among Parents of Children with Disabilities in Taiwan
PI. Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation (Private)
2011-10-01 — 2013-03-31
Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Cancer Genomics Training Program for Health
PI. American Cancer Society (Private)
2011-01-01 — 2014-12-31
Development, Implementation, and Evaluation Cancer Genomes Education and Training for Texas Health Educators
PI. Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (State)
2010-08-01 — 2013-01-31
Knowledge, Attittudes, and Intentions regarding Advanced Reproductive Genetic Testing among Parents of Children with Disabiliiteis in Taiwan
PI. Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation (Private)
2010-06-01 — 2011-05-31

AWARDS
2015 Teacher of the Year. Division of Health Education, TAMU. (2015)
2018 Young Professional Award. Young Professional Award, Maternal Child Health Section, American Public Health Association. (2018)
CEHD Early Career Research Excellence Award, CEHD. CEHD Early Career Research Excellence Award, CEHD TAMU. (2017)
EDITORSHIPS
Editorial Board Member. Global Journal of Anthropology Research (2014)
Editorial Board Member. Houston Taiwanese American Journal (2016 - 2017)
Editorial Board Member. International Journal of Trends in Educational Research (2010)
Editorial Board Member. Journal of Childhood and Developmental Disorders (2018)
Editorial Board Member. Journal of Translational Internal Medicine (2014)
Editorial Board Member. World Journal of Respirology (2013)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
CEHD Faculty Advisor. POWER- Promoting Outstanding Writing for Excellence in Research. (2010)
Chair, Genomics Forum. American Public Health Association. (2018)
Communication and Membership Committee. Chair, Genomic Forum APHA. (2015)