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    Jyu-Lin Chen, RN, PhD, FAAN

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
    DepartmentFamily Health Care Nursing
    Address2 Koret Way
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      Meiho Junior College of NursingDiplomaNursing1992
      University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IABSNNursing1995
      University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MNMSNNursing1997
      University of California, San FranciscoPh.D. Nursing2002
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      The American Academy of Nursing2014Fellow
      Meiho College of Nursing, Taiwan2015Distinguished Alumni Awards
      UCSF School of Nursing Graduating Class of 20162016Mentor of the Year Award
      Department of State2016Fulbright Senior Research Scholar

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      My research on childhood obesity prevention addresses a preventable global health problem and one with important implications for global health nursing research and practice. Childhood obesity is one of the most serious global public health challenges of the 21st century. Approximately 170 million children (aged less than 18 years) worldwide are overweight and about 31 million of these are living in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The increased prevalence of childhood obesity is 30% higher in LMIC (such as China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) than that of developed countries. Dr. Chen’s program of research addresses this critical global health threat as it focuses on childhood obesity prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion in children in Asian Pacific regions and Chinese immigrants in the U.S. Chinese Americans, as the 2nd largest immigrant population in the U.S., are experiencing an increased prevalence of childhood obesity (31%) and a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes compared to non-Hispanic white populations. Additionally, about 33% of obese Chinese American children (age 6 to 18) already have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Working for the last 13 years in global health research, I have built the knowledge base pertaining to obesity prevention in Chinese children and immigrant Chinese children through a series of 15 research studies.
      I have mentored matriculated and special studies students from various countries including China, Korea, Japan, India, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. Many of their research topics are related to health disparities among minority populations and several students conducted research in their country of origin. My research work and passion about global health, especially in Asian countries, has attracted several students and fellows who are also interested in this region or immigrants from these countries.

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      Global health nursing, Chinese, Chinese American, childhood obesity, weight management, bio-psychosocial responses, culture, family intervention, behavior intervention, coping.

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      1. Joiner KL, Sternberg RM, Kennedy CM, Fukuoka Y, Chen JL, Janson SL. Perception of Risk for Developing Diabetes Among Foreign-Born Spanish-Speaking US Latinos. Diabetes Educ. 2016 Aug; 42(4):418-28. PMID: 27150605.
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      2. Lommel LL, Chen JL. The Relationship Between Self-Rated Health and Acculturation in Hispanic and Asian Adult Immigrants: A Systematic Review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Apr; 18(2):468-78. PMID: 25894534.
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      3. Guo J, Chen JL, Whittemore R, Whitaker E. Postpartum Lifestyle Interventions to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Among Women with History of Gestational Diabetes: A Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 Jan; 25(1):38-49. PMID: 26700931.
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      4. Chen JL, Kwan M. Short-Term Efficacy and Correlates of Change in Health Weight Management Program for Chinese American Children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 May; 55(5):463-9. PMID: 26149851.
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      5. Chen JL, Kwan M, Liu K, Yu F. The Feasibility and Efficacy of Healthy Weight Management Program for Low Income Chinese American Overweight and Obese Children in a Primary Care Clinic. J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 Nov-Dec; 30(6):821-8. PMID: 25704988.
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      6. Chen JL, Wilkosz ME. Efficacy of technology-based interventions for obesity prevention in adolescents: a systematic review. Adolesc Health Med Ther. 2014; 5:159-70. PMID: 25177158; PMCID: PMC4132224.
      7. Chen JL, Kwan M, Mac A, Chin NC, Liu K. iStart smart: a primary-care based and community partnered childhood obesity management program for Chinese-American children: feasibility study. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Dec; 15(6):1125-8. PMID: 23595264.
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      8. Trompeta JA, Cooper BA, Ascher NL, Kools SM, Kennedy CM, Chen JL. Asian American adolescents' willingness to donate organs and engage in family discussion about organ donation and transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2012 Mar; 22(1):33-40, 70. PMID: 22489441.
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      9. Chen JL, Weiss S, Heyman MB, Lustig R. Risk factors for obesity and high blood pressure in Chinese American children: maternal acculturation and children's food choices. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Apr; 13(2):268-75. PMID: 19757055; PMCID: PMC2929294.
      10. Chen JL, Weiss S, Heyman MB, Cooper B, Lustig RH. The efficacy of the web-based childhood obesity prevention program in Chinese American adolescents (Web ABC study). J Adolesc Health. 2011 Aug; 49(2):148-54. PMID: 21783046; PMCID: PMC3143380.
      11. Wilkosz ME, Chen JL, Kenndey C, Rankin S. Body dissatisfaction in California adolescents. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2011 Feb; 23(2):101-9. PMID: 21281376.
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      12. Chen JL, Weiss SJ, Heyman MB, Cooper B, Lustig RH. The Active Balance Childhood program for improving coping and quality of life in Chinese American children. Nurs Res. 2010 Jul-Aug; 59(4):270-9. PMID: 20585223; PMCID: PMC2943857.
      13. Chen JL, Weiss S, Heyman MB, Lustig RH. Efficacy of a child-centred and family-based program in promoting healthy weight and healthy behaviors in Chinese American children: a randomized controlled study. J Public Health (Oxf). 2010 Jun; 32(2):219-29. PMID: 19933120; PMCID: PMC2875985.
      14. Kennedy C, Chen JL. Changes in childhood risk taking and safety behavior after a peer group media intervention. Nurs Res. 2009 Jul-Aug; 58(4):264-73. PMID: 19609178; PMCID: PMC3107682.
      15. Chen JL, Weiss S, Heyman MB, Vittinghoff E, Lustig R. Pilot study of an individually tailored educational program by mail to promote healthy weight in Chinese American children. J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2008 Jul; 13(3):212-22. PMID: 18638051; PMCID: PMC2877702.
      16. Chen JL, Unnithan V, Kennedy C, Yeh CH. Correlates of physical fitness and activity in Taiwanese children. Int Nurs Rev. 2008 Mar; 55(1):81-8. PMID: 18275540; PMCID: PMC2883246.
      17. Chen JL, Wu Y. Cardiovascular risk factors in Chinese American children: associations between overweight, acculturation, and physical activity. J Pediatr Health Care. 2008 Mar-Apr; 22(2):103-10. PMID: 18294579; PMCID: PMC2879873.
      18. Chen JL. Household income, maternal acculturation, maternal education level and health behaviors of Chinese-American children and mothers. J Immigr Minor Health. 2009 Jun; 11(3):198-204. PMID: 18306042; PMCID: PMC2883249.
      19. Chen JL, Yeh CH, Kennedy C. Weight status, self-competence, and coping strategies in Chinese children. J Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Jun; 22(3):176-85. PMID: 17524962.
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      20. Chen JL, Wall D, Kennedy C, Unnithan V, Yeh CH. Predictors of increased body mass index in Chinese children. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2007; 22(3):138-44. PMID: 17786089.
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      21. Chen JL, Kennedy C. Cultural variations in children's coping behaviour, TV viewing time, and family functioning. Int Nurs Rev. 2005 Sep; 52(3):186-95. PMID: 16033445.
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      22. Chen JL, Kennedy C. Factors associated with obesity in Chinese-American children. Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Mar-Apr; 31(2):110-5. PMID: 15934563.
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      23. Chen JL, Kennedy C, Yeh CH, Kools S. Risk factors for childhood obesity in elementary school-age Taiwanese children. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2005; 20(3):96-103. PMID: 16030409.
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      24. Kennedy C, Charlesworth A, Chen JL. Disaster at a distance: impact of 9.11.01 televised news coverage on mothers' and children's health. J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Oct; 19(5):329-39. PMID: 15614257.
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      25. Franck LS, Kools S, Kennedy C, Kong SK, Chen JL, Wong TK. The symptom experience of hospitalised Chinese children and adolescents and relationship to pre-hospital factors and behaviour problems. Int J Nurs Stud. 2004 Aug; 41(6):661-9. PMID: 15240090.
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      26. Kools S, Kennedy C, Kong SK, Chen JL, Franck L, Wong TK. Psychosocial functioning of hospitalized Chinese adolescents and their families. J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Apr; 19(2):95-103. PMID: 15077207.
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      27. Kennedy C, Charlesworth A, Chen JL. Interactive data collection: benefits of integrating new media into pediatric research. Comput Inform Nurs. 2003 May-Jun; 21(3):120-7. PMID: 12792192.
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      28. Chen JL, Kennedy C, Kools S, Slaughter RE, Franck L, Kong SK, Wong TK. Culturally appropriate family assessment: analysis of the Family Assessment Device in a pediatric Chinese population. J Nurs Meas. 2003 Spring-Summer; 11(1):41-60. PMID: 15132011.
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      29. Chen JL, Rankin SH. Using the resiliency model to deliver culturally sensitive care to Chinese families. J Pediatr Nurs. 2002 Jun; 17(3):157-66. PMID: 12094357.
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      30. Rankin SH, deLeon JF, Chen JL, Butzlaff A, Carroll DL. Recovery trajectory of unpartnered elders after myocardial infarction: an analysis of daily diaries. Rehabil Nurs. 2002 May-Jun; 27(3):95-102; discussion 103. PMID: 12004567.
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      31. Weiss SJ, Chen JL. Factors influencing maternal mental health and family functioning during the low birthweight infant's first year of life. J Pediatr Nurs. 2002 Apr; 17(2):114-25. PMID: 12029605.
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