Ruijia Chen, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
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    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , Boston ScD2021/5Social Epidemiology
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    Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health 2015Advance the Health and Health Equity of Older American of Color Award
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 2018Harvard Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness Dissertation Award

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    Dr. Ruijia Chen is a social epidemiologist and postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Chen is particularly interested in using causal inference methods to understand how psychosocial factors influence disparities in health and well-being among older adults.

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    Lifecourse Stressors and Social Disparities in Cognitive Aging: The Roles of Social Networks and Sleep Disturbance
    NIH F99AG068431Sep 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Racial Disparities in Cognitive Function among Middle-Aged and Older Adults: The Roles of Cumulative Stress Exposures Across the Life Course. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 Apr 07. Chen R, Weuve J, Misra S, Cuevas A, Kubzansky LD, Williams DR. PMID: 33824971.
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    2. A sad heart: Depression and favorable cardiovascular health in Brazil. Prev Med. 2021 01; 142:106378. Bousquet-Santos K, Chen R, Kubzansky LD. PMID: 33346038.
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    3. Discrimination and systemic inflammation: A critical review and synthesis. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 10; 89:465-479. Cuevas AG, Ong AD, Carvalho K, Ho T, Chan SWC, Allen JD, Chen R, Rodgers J, Biba U, Williams DR. PMID: 32688027.
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    4. Assessing the Role of Health Behaviors, Socioeconomic Status, and Cumulative Stress for Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 01; 28(1):161-170. Cuevas AG, Chen R, Slopen N, Thurber KA, Wilson N, Economos C, Williams DR. PMID: 31858741.
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    5. Psychosocial Stress and Overweight and Obesity: Findings From the Chicago Community Adult Health Study. Ann Behav Med. 2019 10 07; 53(11):NP. Cuevas AG, Chen R, Thurber KA, Slopen N, Williams DR. PMID: 30917198.
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    6. Racial and ethnic differences in individual-level and area-based socioeconomic status and 12-month DSM-IV mental disorders. J Psychiatr Res. 2019 12; 119:48-59. Chen R, Kessler RC, Sadikova E, NeMoyer A, Sampson NA, Alvarez K, Vilsaint CL, Green JG, McLaughlin KA, Jackson JS, Alegría M, Williams DR. PMID: 31563857.
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    7. Racial/ethnic differences in 12-month prevalence and persistence of mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders: Variation by nativity and socioeconomic status. Compr Psychiatry. 2019 02; 89:52-60. Vilsaint CL, NeMoyer A, Fillbrunn M, Sadikova E, Kessler RC, Sampson NA, Alvarez K, Green JG, McLaughlin KA, Chen R, Williams DR, Jackson JS, Alegría M. PMID: 30594752.
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    8. Gender differences in the experience of loneliness in U.S. Chinese older adults. J Women Aging. 2017 Mar-Apr; 29(2):115-125. Dong X, Chen R. PMID: 27441601.
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    9. Elder Mistreatment in U.S. Community-Dwelling Chinese Older Women. Violence Against Women. 2016 08; 22(9):1097-112. Dong X, Chen R, Simon MA. PMID: 26712238.
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    10. Elder Mistreatment and its Subtypes across Different Sociodemographic and Socioeconomic Groups among U.S. Chinese Community-Dwelling Older Adults. J Geriatr Med Gerontol. 2015; 1(1). Chen R, Dong XQ. PMID: 26973979.
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    11. Association between Elder Mistreatment and Suicidal Ideation among Community-Dwelling Chinese Older Adults in the USA. Gerontology. 2015; 62(1):71-80. Dong X, Chen R, Wu B, Zhang NJ, Mui AC, Chi I. PMID: 26336817.
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    12. The association between filial piety and suicidal ideation: findings from a community-dwelling Chinese aging population. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Nov; 69 Suppl 2:S90-7. Simon MA, Chen R, Chang ES, Dong X. PMID: 25378454.
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    13. The prevalence of medical conditions among U.S. Chinese community-dwelling older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Nov; 69 Suppl 2:S15-22. Dong X, Chen R, Simon MA. PMID: 25378445.
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    14. Anxiety among community-dwelling U.S. Chinese older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Nov; 69 Suppl 2:S61-7. Dong X, Chen R, Simon MA. PMID: 25378450.
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    15. Experience of discrimination among U.S. Chinese older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Nov; 69 Suppl 2:S76-81. Dong X, Chen R, Simon MA. PMID: 25326642.
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    16. Understanding depressive symptoms among community-dwelling Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area. J Aging Health. 2014 Oct; 26(7):1155-71. Dong X, Chen R, Li C, Simon MA. PMID: 25239971.
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    17. Prevalence and correlates of elder mistreatment in a community-dwelling population of U.S. Chinese older adults. J Aging Health. 2014 Oct; 26(7):1209-24. Dong X, Chen R, Fulmer T, Simon MA. PMID: 25239973.
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    18. The perception of social support among U.S. Chinese older adults: findings from the PINE Study. J Aging Health. 2014 Oct; 26(7):1137-54. Chen R, Simon MA, Chang ES, Zhen Y, Dong X. PMID: 25239970.
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    19. Suicidal ideation in an older U.S. Chinese population. J Aging Health. 2014 Oct; 26(7):1189-208. Dong X, Chen R, Wong E, Simon MA. PMID: 25005173.
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    20. Elder abuse and dementia: a review of the research and health policy. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Apr; 33(4):642-9. Dong X, Chen R, Simon MA. PMID: 24711326.
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    21. Elder abuse and psychological well-being: a systematic review and implications for research and policy--a mini review. Gerontology. 2013; 59(2):132-42. Dong X, Chen R, Chang ES, Simon M. PMID: 22922225.
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