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John J. Chen, Ph.D.

John J. Chen, Ph.D.

Professor, Director & Lead Biostatistician

Office: BSB 211 F
(808) 692-1814


  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA – 1999
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics & Statistics
    State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Stony Brook, NY – 1994
  • M.A. in Biology
    State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Stony Brook, NY – 1994

Research Focus

Applied statistics, data science, healthcare data analytics, research design, statistical education and collaboration, and statistical resources development.

Selected Publications

  • Chen JJ, Castro R. Biostatistics and Data Management Core at the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health. 2015 Jun;74(6):210-212. PubMed PMID: 26114076; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4477435.
  • Zhang G, Chen JJ. Biostatistics faculty and NIH awards at U.S. medical schools. The American Statistician. 2015 Feb;69(1):34-40. doi:10.1080/00031305.2014.992959. PubMed PMID: 25859055; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4386754 .
  • Lim E, Cheng Y, Reuschel C, Mbowe O, Ahn HJ, Juarez DT, Miyamura J, Seto TB, Chen JJ. Risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality models for congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction: value of clinical laboratory data and race/ethnicity. Health Services Research. 2015 Aug;50(Suppl 1):1351-1371. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12325. PubMed PMID: 26073945; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4545336.
  • Sentell T, Valcour N, Ahn HJ, Miyamura J, Nakamoto B, Chow D, Masaki K, Seto TB, Chen JJ, Shikuma C. High rates of Native Hawaiian and older Japanese adults hospitalized with dementia in Hawai'i. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 2015 Jan; 63(1): 158-164. PubMed PMID: 25537987; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4300272.
  • Shan G, Chen JJ, Ma C. Boundary problem in Simon's two-stage clinical trial designs. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics. 2016 Feb; PubMed PMID: 26881325. [Epub ahead of print]

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