Moon S. Chen, PhD, MPH

Moon S. Chen, PhD, MPH

Moon S. Chen, PhD, MPH
Associate Director
(916) 734-1191
Population Research and Cancer Disparities, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor in Residence/Professor

Moon S. Chen, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H. is a nationally renowned expert in cancer health disparities, particularly as they affect Asian-American populations. He is UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center's Associate Director for Cancer Control, leading a portfolio of research that addresses determinants of cancer risk and their mitigation in human populations. Determinants include access to care, behaviors (e.g., tobacco use, screening, etc.), socio-cultural factors, and the interactions of individuals with their environment and the health-care system. 

Additionally, Dr. Chen oversees shared resources for cancer epidemiology, which includes leveraging the California Cancer Registry, the world's largest registry of cancer data in a single geographical entity with the richest diversity of data on cancer in diverse racial/ethnic populations.  Dr. Chen also oversees shared resources for the cancer biorepository, an increasingly important source of biospecimens for investigating cancer causes.  He serves as a liaison with the California Department of Public Health, Kaiser Permanente Division of Health, and other external agencies.

1. Julie H.T. Dang; Elisa M. Rodriguez; John S. Luque; Deborah O. Erwin; Cathy D. Meade; Moon S. Chen Jr., Engaging diverse populations about biospecimen donation for cancer research, Journal of Community Genetics.?2014.

2. Elisa K. Tong; Lei-Chun Fung; Susan L. Stewart; Debora A. Paterniti; Julie H.T. Dang; Moon S. Chen Jr., Impact of a biospecimen collection seminar on willingness to donate biospecimens among chinese americans: Results from a randomized, controlled community-based trial, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention.?2014;23(3):392-401.

3. Leeyen Hsu; Christopher L. Bowlus; Susan L. Stewart; Tram Thanh Nguyen; Julie Dang; Brian Chan; Moon S. Chen Jr., Electronic messages increase hepatitis B screening in At-risk asian american patients: A randomized, controlled trial, Digestive Diseases and Sciences.?2013;58(3):807-814.

4. Moon S. Chen Jr; Dao M. Fang; Susan L. Stewart; May Ying Ly; Serge Lee; Julie H.T. Dang; Tram T. Nguyen; Annette E. Maxwell; Christopher L. Bowlus; Roshan Bastani; et al., Increasing hepatitis b screening for hmong adults: Results from a randomized controlled community-based study, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention.?2013;22(5):782-791.

5. M. Sarkar; S. Stewart; A. Yu; M.S. Chen; T.T. Nguyen; M. Khalili, Hepatocellular carcinoma screening practices and impact on survival among hepatitis B-infected Asian Americans, Journal of Viral Hepatitis.?2012;19(8):594-600.

6. Annette E. Maxwell; Susan L. Stewart; Beth A. Glenn; Weng Kee Wong; Yutaka Yasui; L. Cindy Chang; Victoria M. Taylor; Tung T. Nguyen; Moon S. Chen; Roshan Bastani, Theoretically informed correlates of hepatitis B knowledge among four Asian groups: The health behavior framework, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention.?2012;13(4):1687-1692.

7. Mandana Khalili; Jennifer Guy; Albert Yu; Alexander Li; Nadia Diamond-Smith; Susan Stewart; Moon Chen Jr.; Tung Nguyen, Hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma screening among Asian Americans: Survey of safety net healthcare providers, Digestive Diseases and Sciences.?2011;56(5):1516-1523.

8. Elisa K. Tong; Hao Tang; Moon S. Chen Jr.; Stephen J. McPhee, Provider smoking cessation advice among California Asian-American smokers, American Journal of Health Promotion.?2011;25(SUPPL.5):S70-S74.

9. Annette E. Maxwell; Roshan Bastani; Moon S. Chen Jr.; Tung T. Nguyen; Susan L. Stewart; Vicky M. Taylor, Constructing a theoretically based set of measures for liver cancer control research studies, Preventive Medicine.?2010;50(1-2):68-73.

10. Roshan Bastani; Beth A. Glenn; Vicky M. Taylor; Moon S. Chen Jr.; Tung T. Nguyen; Susan L. Stewart; Annette E. Maxwell, Integrating theory into community interventions to reduce liver cancer disparities: The Health Behavior Framework, Preventive Medicine.?2010;50(1-2):63-67.