Chien-Jen Chen

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Professor Chien-Jen Chen is Vice President of Academia Sinica and a professor at National Taiwan University. He is an epidemiologist and public health practitioner, recognized for his in-depth research on the molecular and genomic epidemiology of virus-related cancers, and chronic arsenic poisoning. Professor Chen's REVEAL-HBV/HCV study is regarded as a classic in hepatology and epidemiology. His research team has identified long-term risk predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma, cirrhosis and liver-related death for patients affected with chronic hepatitis B and C.

Professor Chen has published 606 original and review articles in refereed journals, which have been cited more than 22,500 times in the Web of Science. Professor Chen received an ScD in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University.  He has served in a number of positions in the Republic of China government and in various academic institutions. He also is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Knowledge for the World Award from Johns Hopkins University in 2012.