The program honors and celebrates 40 Stony Brook University alumni under 40 years old who have made significant contributions to their fields. Categories for the nomination include law, education, technology and entrepreneurship, among others.
Dr. Chen completed her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in economics at Stony Brook and was one of seven nominees chosen to represent outstanding contributions in the health care field.
She is honored for her work in establishing the Hospital And Public health InterdisciPlinarY Research Lab (aka the HAPPY lab) at the University of Maryland, as well as being a co-leader of a community needs assessment project at Prince George’s Hospital and Laurel Regional Hospital.
Dr. Chen has more than 15 years of experience in developing, refining and applying analytical methods to evaluate the impact of health policy and the health care delivery system on population health outcomes. She works to integrate health care organizations, promote the behavioral health of vulnerable populations and promote mental health among older adults.
All 40 honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony and reception in New York later this month.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on January 10