Baojiang Chen, PhD

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Associate Professor, Biostatistics

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.)