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


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New York, NY 10016

212/263-4839
Yu.Chen@nyumc.org

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.

Adverse Trends in Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality among Young New Yorkers, Particularly Young Black Women
Smilowitz, Nathaniel R; Maduro, Gil A Jr; Lobach, Iryna V; Chen, Yu; Reynolds, Harmony R. Adverse Trends in Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality among Young New Yorkers, Particularly Young Black Women. PLoS one. 2016 Feb 16;11(2):e0149015-e0149015 e0149015 (1948852)

Association between sleeping hours and cardiometabolic risk factors for metabolic syndrome in a Saudi Arabian population
Brocato, Jason; Wu, Fen; Chen, Yu; Shamy, Magdy; Alghamdi, Mansour A; Khoder, Mamdouh I; Alkhatim, Alser A; Abdou, Mamdouh H; Costa, Max. Association between sleeping hours and cardiometabolic risk factors for metabolic syndrome in a Saudi Arabian population. BMJ open. 2015 Nov 30;5(11):e008590-e008590 e008590 (1863322)

Genetic Polymorphisms in Vitamin D Metabolism and Signaling Genes and Risk of Breast Cancer: A Nested Case-Control Study
Clendenen, Tess V; Ge, Wenzhen; Koenig, Karen L; Axelsson, Tomas; Liu, Mengling; Afanasyeva, Yelena; Andersson, Anne; Arslan, Alan A; Chen, Yu; Hallmans, Goran; Lenner, Per; Kirchhoff, Tomas; Lundin, Eva; Shore, Roy E; Sund, Malin; Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Anne. Genetic Polymorphisms in Vitamin D Metabolism and Signaling Genes and Risk of Breast Cancer: A Nested Case-Control Study. PLoS one. 2015 Oct 21;10(10):e0140478-e0140478 e0140478 (1810082)

Risk of death from cardiovascular disease associated with low-level arsenic exposure among long-term smokers in a US population-based study
Farzan, Shohreh F; Chen, Yu; Rees, Judy R; Zens, M Scot; Karagas, Margaret R. Risk of death from cardiovascular disease associated with low-level arsenic exposure among long-term smokers in a US population-based study. Toxicology & applied pharmacology. 2015 Jun 3;287(2):93-97 (1615862)

Urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and measures of oxidative stress, inflammation and renal function in adolescents: NHANES 2003-2008
Farzan, Shohreh F; Chen, Yu; Trachtman, Howard; Trasande, Leonardo. Urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and measures of oxidative stress, inflammation and renal function in adolescents: NHANES 2003-2008. Environmental research. 2015 Nov 21;144(Pt A):149-157 (1857042)