Lei Chen, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for Health Policy Studies
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street, #7313
San Francisco CA 94158
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8418-1288 Additional info
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    University of California Los Angeles, Los AngelesPh.D.06/2023Social Welfare
    Washington University in St. Louis, St. LouisM.S.P.08/2016Social Policy
    Fudan University, Shanghai, ChinaM.A.06/2015Demography
    Nanjing University, Nanjing, ChinaB.A.06/2012Sociology
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    Aging and Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA)2022Inaugural Steven P. Wallace Emerging Advocate Award
    UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and MolinaCares2022Health Equity Challenge Award
    The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)2021Inaugural Kathy Hyer Summer Policy Intern Award
    UCLA Asian American Studies Center2021Wei-Lim Lee Memorial Best Paper

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    Dr. Lei Chen is a postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. She is a trans-disciplinary and cross-cultural researcher whose research focuses on Long-term services and supports, immigrants' access to healthcare, migrant workforce, aging and health policy, aging and technology, and cross-cultural study.

    She applies both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to her research. Before joining UCSF, she worked on several research projects at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and collaborated with UCLA Human-Centered Computing and Intelligent Sensing Lab. Apart from being an academic, Lei actively engages in policy-related work (e.g., assisting in developing and implementing the Master Plan for Aging in California).

    Lei is working closely with Dr. Joanne Spetz, Dr. Susan Chapman, Dr. Laura Wagner, Dr. Kezia Scales, and Dr. Bianca Frogner in the Advancing Workforce Analysis and Research for Dementia (AWARD). She is developing a data compendium, a research-ready harmonized dataset of policies and programs that affect the demand, supply, working conditions, and skills of direct care workers.
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    1. Beyond "Chilling Effects": Latinx and Asian Immigrants' Experiences With Enforcement and Barriers to Health Care. Med Care. 2023 05 01; 61(5):306-313. Young MT, Tafolla S, Saadi A, Sudhinaraset M, Chen L, Pourat N. PMID: 36939228; PMCID: PMC10079615.
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    2. Understanding the Function of Social Capital among Immigrant Communities: A Qualitative Study of Mexican and Chinese Immigrants in Southern California. SSM Qual. Res. Health. 2023; 3. Saadi A, Morales B, Chen L, Sudhinaraset M. View Publication.
    3. Immigrants' Enforcement Experiences and Concern about Accessing Public Benefits or Services. J Immigr Minor Health. 2023 Oct; 25(5):1077-1084. Chen L, Young MT, Rodriguez MA, Kietzman K. PMID: 36859637; PMCID: PMC10509127.
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    4. A Multiple-Stakeholder Perspective of Patient–Provider Communication Among Families with Rare Diseases in Taiwan Through a Cross-Cultural Lens. Int. J. Commun. 2023; 17:192-213. Wu J, Hsiao HY, Chen L, Chang PS. View Publication.
    5. Social exclusion at the intersections of immigration, employment, and healthcare policy: A qualitative study of Mexican and Chinese immigrants in California. Soc Sci Med. 2022 04; 298:114833. Nakphong MK, De Trinidad Young ME, Morales B, Guzman-Ruiz IY, Chen L, Kietzman KG. PMID: 35247783; PMCID: PMC10949949.
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    6. Cumulative Experiences of Immigration Enforcement Policy and the Physical and Mental Health outcomes of Asian and Latinx immigrants. Int. Migr. Rev. 2021. Young MT, Chen L, Sudhinaraset M, Saadi A, Kietzman K, Wallace SP. View Publication.
    7. Cross-Cultural Researchers' Positionality in Immigrant Health Research: Reflections on Research Examining Chinese Immigrants’ Experiences of Exclusion. Int. J. Qual. Methods. 2021; 20:1-13. Chen L, Tse HW, Wu D, Young MT. View Publication.
    8. Environmental Volunteerism for Social Good: A Longitudinal Study of Older Adults’ Health. Res Soc Work Pract. 2019; 30(2):233-245. Hsiao HY, Hsu CT, Chen L, Wu J, Chang PS, Lin CL, Lin MN, Lin TK. View Publication.
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