Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Chan Shen, PhD

Chan Shen, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Outcomes, Research and Quality
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Medicare
  • Therapeutics
  • Neoplasms
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Depression
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Survival
  • Health Expenditures
  • Veterans
  • Population
  • Logistic Models

Recent Publications


Findley, PA, Wiener, RC, Shen, C, Dwibedi, N & Sambamoorthi, U 2019, 'Health reform under the patient protection and Affordable Care Act: characteristics of exchange-based health insurance enrollees', Social Work in Health Care, vol. 58, no. 7, pp. 685-702.
Fried, DA, Sadeghi-Nejad, H, Gu, D, Zhou, S, He, W, Giordano, SH, Pentakota, SR, Demissie, K, Helmer, D & Shen, C 2019, 'Impact of serious mental illness on the treatment and mortality of older patients with locoregional high-grade (nonmetastatic) prostate cancer: retrospective cohort analysis of 49 985 SEER-Medicare patients diagnosed between 2006 and 2013', Cancer medicine, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 2612-2622.


Shen, C, Dasari, A, Gu, D, Chu, Y, Zhou, S, Xu, Y, Halperin, D, Fu, S, Yao, JC & Shih, YCT 2018, 'Costs of Cancer Care for Elderly Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors', PharmacoEconomics, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 1005-1013.
Wiener, RC, Shen, C, Findley, PA, Dwibedi, N & Sambamoorthi, U 2018, 'Depressive symptoms and untreated coronal dental caries among adults ages 21-64 years, NHANES 2013-2014', Community dental health, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 179-185.
Wiener, RC, Sambamoorthi, U, Shen, C, Alwhaibi, M & Findley, P 2018, 'Food Security and Unmet Dental Care Needs in Adults in the United States' Journal of dental hygiene : JDH, vol. 92, no. 3, pp. 14-22.
Nili, M, Shen, C & Sambamoorthi, U 2018, 'Low-value care: antipsychotic medication use among community-dwelling medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and without severe mental illness', Aging and Mental Health.
Shen, C, Dasari, A, Xu, Y, Zhou, S, Gu, D, Chu, Y, Halperin, DM, Shih, YT & Yao, JC 2018, 'Pre-existing Symptoms and Healthcare Utilization Prior to Diagnosis of Neuroendocrine Tumors: A SEER-Medicare Database Study', Scientific reports, vol. 8, no. 1, 16863.




Kehl, KL, Shen, C, Litton, JK, Arun, B & Giordano, SH 2016, 'Erratum to: Rates of BRCA1/2 mutation testing among young survivors of breast cancer (Breast Cancer Res Treat, (2016), 155, (165-173), 10.1007/s10549-015-3658-y)' Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 159, no. 1.
Wiener, RC, Shen, C, Sambamoorthi, N & Sambamoorthi, U 2016, 'Preventive dental care in older adults with diabetes' Journal of the American Dental Association, vol. 147, no. 10, pp. 797-802.


Klein, R, Shen, C & Vella, F 2015, 'Estimation of marginal effects in semiparametric selection models with binary outcomes', Journal of Econometrics, vol. 185, no. 1, pp. 82-94.
Shen, C, Shih, YCT, Xu, Y & Yao, JC 2015, 'Octreotide long-acting repeatable among elderly patients with neuroendocrine tumors: A survival analysis of SEER-Medicare data', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 1656-1665.

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