University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Chen is a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. She also presently serves as the Director of the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. Dr. Chen’s research focuses on the epidemiology, mortality, and secondary conditions after spinal cord injury (SCI) including urologic complications, pressure ulcers, obesity, and quality of life. Her research has been continuously funded through the NIDILRR, NIH, Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation, and industries over the last 2 decades. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Oversight Committee of the NINDS SCI Common Data Elements, and International SCI Data Set. She is currently the past chair of the ACRM SCI Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group.