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Jie Chen Ph.D.

Jie Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Health Policy and Management
3310A School of Public Health
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-2469


  1. Ph.D., Health Economics, SUNY Stony Brook, 2008
  2. M.A., Economics, SUNY Stony Brook, 2006
  3. B.S., Management Information Systems, Shanghai University, China


Dr. Jie Chen is Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Public Health, at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her PhD (2008) degree in economics from Stony Brook University. Dr. Chen conducts research in two fields (1) health disparity and (2) health policy analysis. Her health disparity research focuses on identifying and quantifying the factors associated with the disparities in health care access, utilization and expenditure among different racial and ethnic groups and immigrants in the United States. Dr. Chens research on health policy focuses on investigating the efficiency and quality of the health care delivery system. She is specialized in mental health policy analysis among the culturally and linguistically diversified population. She also has conducted studies on patient-centered care, consumer activation, health information technology and health insurance cost-sharing strategies. An additional field of her research involves applying economic and econometric models to broad health services research. Dr. Chens recent work has been published in Medical Care, Health Affairs, Health Services Research, American Journal of Public Health, Empirical Economics, and other peer-reviewed health services and economic journals.