Ted Chen    

Ted Chen, PhD
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-5378
Fax: (504) 988-3540


Research Interests:

Tobacco control, international health, behavior sciences, health promotion, health education, health leadership training, community health sciences, Asian American health

Professional Achievements:

  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Chinese Health Promotion and Education Association, 2007.
  • President, Asia-Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco (APACT), 2004-2007
  • Vice-President, The World Association of Chinese Public Health Professionals, 2004-2007
  • Chair, Advisory Board, Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institute, Taiwan, 1999-present
  • Chief Advisor, John Tung Foundation, Taiwan, 2002-present
  • Senior Science Advisor, Bureau of Health Promotion, National Department of Health, Taiwan, 2001-present

Educational Background:

  • BEd, National Taiwan Normal University
  • MA, University of Maryland
  • PhD, Ohio State University
  • MPH, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Publications:


Huang HL*, Chen FL, Hsu CC, Yen YY, Chen T, Huang CM, Shi HI, Hu CY and Lee CH*.  A Multilevel-Based Study of School Policy for Tobacco Control in Relation to Cigarette Smoking among Children in Elementary Schools:  Gender Differences.  Health Education Research.  2010; 25(3):  451-463.

Huang HL*, T Chen, CH Lee, YY Yen, YL Lin. Father's opinion regarding anti smoking-related policies among elementary schoolchildren. Abstracts of the 43rd Annual Meeting, Society for Epidemiologic Research. June 23-26, 2010. Seattle, Washington, USA. Am J Epidemiology. 2010 Jun 1;171(11 Suppl):293.

Tseng TS, Lin H. Martin MY, Chen T. Partridge E. "Disparities in Smoking and Cessation Status among    Cancer Survivors and Non-Cancer Individuals: A Population-based Study from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey". Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 4(4): 313-321, 2010.

Wu WC, Chen T, WJ Chen, TL Chiang.  "Millennium education reform in public health:  US experiences and   lessons for Taiwan".  Taiwan J. Public Health. 2010: 29(6): 477-486  

Hsu CC, Hwang SJ, Tai TY, Chen T, Huang MC, Shin SJ, Wen CP, Shih YT, Yang HJ, Chang CT,  Chang CJ, Loh CH, Fuh MT, Li YS, Chang HY. Cigarette Smoking and Proteinuria in Taiwanese Men with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabtic Medicine. 2010; 27: 295-302. 


Personal Statement:

Ted TL Chen is currently the head/professor of the Health Education/Communication Section and Director of Asia-Pacific Health Promotion and Development Office. He has received degrees of BEd from the National Taiwan Normal University, MA from the University of Maryland, MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.

He served as a Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst from 1971-1991 and for the current faculty position at Tulane University since 1991. He organized and chaired the Asian American Caucus of the American Public Health Association in 1976. In 1986-1990, he was elected to serve as a member of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. In 1989, he founded the Asia-Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco and served as the Permanent Executive Secretary. Besides serving on numerous NIH, CDC review committees and various journal review boards, he is currently serving as an advisor to the Division of Health Policy Research of the National Health Research Institutes of Taiwan.

He has published over 50 research articles in topics related to health promotion and disease prevention. He has conducted studies and projects that covers areas in primary prevention related health policy studies, social mobilization and healthy community building projects, impact of international tobacco marketing on health behavior change and projects related to executive leadership training and community leadership empowerment. He currently teaches courses that include "Behavior Risk Factors Related to Disease Prevention and Health Promotion", "Health Promotion Program Planning" and "Theoretical Foundations of Health Education".

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