Yu Chen

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Yu Chen

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health;Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine;Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Population Health

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650 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016



1998-1999 — Columbia University, Graduate Education
2000-2005 — Columbia University, Graduate Education

Research Summary

Dr. Yu Chen, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Population Health, New York University School of Medicine, is a chronic disease epidemiologist with experience in epidemiologic projects involving multidisciplinary teamwork. Her research focuses on how host and environmental factors are related to chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. She has worked with colleagues from Columbia University and the University of Chicago for the past 12 years to evaluate health effects of arsenic exposure from drinking water to study the effects of arsenic exposure on the risk of preclinical and clinical endpoints of cardiovascular disease, as well as the interactions between arsenic exposure with lifestyle and genetic factors in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Chen is a recipient of the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award (ONES) from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). She is also leading a research project to evaluate the association between serum taruine, a nutrient and popular ingredient in energy drinks, and the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke with funding from NIH Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and American Heart Association. Dr. Chen directs the course on epidemiology methods for graduate students at NYU. She received her PhD with distinction in Epidemiology from Columbia University in 2005. Dr. Chen is an author of 103 journal articles as of September, 2013.

Prospective investigation of major dietary patterns and risk of cardiovascular mortality in Bangladesh
Chen, Yu; McClintock, Tyler R; Segers, Stephanie; Parvez, Faruque; Islam, Tariqul; Ahmed, Alauddin; Rakibuz-Zaman, Muhammad; Hasan, Rabiul; Sarwar, Golam; Ahsan, Habibul
2013-09-13; 0167-5273,International journal of cardiology - id: 527812, year: 2013 Journal Article

Arsenic Exposure From Drinking Water, Arsenic Methylation Capacity, and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Bangladesh
Chen, Yu; Wu, Fen; Graziano, Joseph H; Parvez, Faruque; Liu, Mengling; Paul, Rina Rani; Shaheen, Ishrat; Sarwar, Golam; Ahmed, Alauddin; Islam, Tariqul; Slavkovich, Vesna; Rundek, Tatjana; Demmer, Ryan T; Desvarieux, Moise; Ahsan, Habibul
2013-06-27; 0002-9262,American journal of epidemiology - id: 399272, year: 2013 JOURNAL ARTICLE

A Prospective Study of Arsenic Exposure, Arsenic Methylation Capacity, and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Bangladesh
Chen, Yu; Wu, Fen; Liu, Mengling; Parvez, Faruque; Slavkovich, Vesna; Eunus, Mahbub; Ahmed, Alauddin; Segers, Stephanie; Argos, Maria; Islam, Tariqul; Rakibuz-Zaman, Muhammad; Hasan, Rabiul; Sarwar, Golam; Levy, Diane; Graziano, Joseph; Ahsan, Habibul
2013-05-28; 0091-6765,Environmental health perspectives - id: 353492, year: 2013 JOURNAL ARTICLE

Arsenic Exposure from Drinking Water and QT-Interval Prolongation: Results from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study
Chen, Yu; Wu, Fen; Parvez, Faruque; Ahmed, Alauddin; Eunus, Mahbub; McClintock, Tyler R; Patwary, Tazul Islam; Islam, Tariqul; Ghosal, Anajan Kumar; Islam, Shahidul; Hasan, Rabiul; Levy, Diane; Sarwar, Golam; Slavkovich, Vesna; van Geen, Alexander; Graziano, Joseph H; Ahsan, Habibul
2013-04-29; 0091-6765,Environmental health perspectives - id: 304852, year: 2013 Journal Article

Genetic variants in hormone-related genes and risk of breast cancer
Clendenen, Tess; Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Anne; Wirgin, Isaac; Koenig, Karen L; Afanasyeva, Yelena; Lundin, Eva; Arslan, Alan A; Axelsson, Tomas; Forsti, Asta; Hallmans, Goran; Hemminki, Kari; Lenner, Per; Roy, Nirmal; Shore, Roy E; Chen, Yu
2013-08-19; 1932-6203,PLoS one - id: 495042, year: 2013 Journal Article