Baojiang Chen, PhD

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Associate Professor, Biostatistics
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Dr. Chen has extensive experience in statistical applications in medical, public health, social and behavior sciences. He has expertise in modeling procedures for various types of data including linear modeling, generalized linear modeling, generalized linear mixed modeling for correlated data, and survival data modeling.

Dr. Chen’s methodological research is focused on developing innovative methods for longitudinal data, missing data, survival data, transformation model, monotone regression model, evaluation diagnostic tests, etc.

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Current Projects

Age of Initiation of Tobacco Products Among USA Youth and Young Adults

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This study involves a prospective secondary analysis of the first three waves of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study among U.S. youth (aged 12-17 years) and young adults (aged 18-24 years) who reported never use at Wave 1.

CATCH My Breath

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CATCH My Breath (CMB) is a middle school e-cigarette prevention program originally designed as a rapid response to the emerging teen vaping trends.

Recent Publications

Longitudinal trajectories of E-cigarette use among adolescents: A 5-year, multiple cohort study of vaping with and without marijuana.

(Harrell, M. B., Chen, B., Clendennen, S. L., Sumbe, A., Case, K. R., Wilkinson, A. V., ... & Perry, C. L. (2021). Preventive Medicine, 106670.)

Emotional symptoms and sensation seeking: Implications for tobacco interventions for youth and young adults.

(Bataineh, B. S., Wilkinson, A. V., Case, K. R., Clendennen, S. L., Sumbe, A., Chen, B., & Harrell, M. B. (2021). Tobacco Prevention & Cessation, 7.)

Multi-directional pathways of tobacco and marijuana use, including comorbid use, among a population-based cohort of adolescents in Texas: A six-wave cross-lagged model

(Rogers, S. M., Harrell, M. B., Chen, B., Springer, A., Loukas, A., & Perry, C. L. (2021). Addictive Behaviors, 115, 106771.)

Multiple tobacco product use among cigarette smokers: a longitudinal examination of menthol and non-menthol smokers during young adulthood

Mantey, D., Harrell, M., Chen, B., Kelder, S. H., Perry, C., & Loukas, A. (2022). Tobacco control, 31(3), 411–415.

Age of initiation of cigarillos, filtered cigars and/or traditional cigars among youth: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study, 2013–2017

(Chen B, Sterling K, Bluestein M, Harrell MB, Kuk AE, Perry CL, Pérez A (in press). PLOS One.)

The Recalled Age of Initiation of Multiple Tobacco Products Among 26-34 Year Olds: Findings From the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Wave 1 (2013- 2014).

(Pérez, A., Penedo, E., Bluestein, M., Chen, B., Perry, C.L., Harrell, M.B. (2020) Forthcoming International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health accepted on Nov 30/2020.)

A Longitudinal Examination of Behavioral Transitions among Young Adult Menthol and Non-Menthol Cigarette Smokers Using a Three-State Markov Model.

(Mantey, D. S., Harrell, M. B., Chen, B., Kelder, S. H., Perry, C. L., & Loukas, A. (2020). Nicotine & Tobacco Research.)

Effect of media use on adolescent body weight.

Cha, E. M., Hoelscher, D. M., Ranjit, N., Chen, B., Gabriel, K. P., et al. (2018). Preventing chronic disease, 15.

Socioeconomic and health system factors associated with lower utilization of hematopoietic cell transplantation in older patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Bhatt, V. R., Chen, B., Gyawali, B., & Lee, S. J. (2018). Bone marrow transplantation, 53(10), 1288–1294.

Crosstalk between PKC? and PI3K/AKT signaling is tumor suppressive in the endometrium

Hsu, A. H., Lum, M. A., Shim, K. S., Frederick, P. J., Morrison, C. D., et al. (2018). Cell reports, 24(3), 655–669.

Use of hematopoietic cell transplantation in younger patients with acute myeloid leukemia: A National Cancer Database study

Bhatt, V. R., Chen, B., & Lee, S. J. (2018). Bone marrow transplantation, 53(7), 873–879.

Factors associated with receipt of hematopoietic cell transplantation for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Manikkam Umakanthan, J., Chen, B., Gundabolu, K., & Bhatt, V. R. (2018). Future oncology (London, England), 14(13), 1253–1260.

HPV Prevalence and Its association with Perinatal Outcomes among Singleton Mothers: Analysis of Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS) Data, 2004-2011

Kaur, H., Schmidt-Grimminger, D., Chen, B., Islam, K. M., Remmenga, S. W., et al. (2019). Current Women's Health Reviews, 15(2), 143-149.

Barriers and Facilitators of Colorectal Cancer Screening for Patients of Rural Accountable Care Organization Clinics: A Multilevel Analysis

Wang, H., Qiu, F., Gregg, A., Chen, B., Kim, J., et al. (2018). The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association, 34(2), 202–212.