Education: Ph.D. in Entomology and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Pennsylvania State University
Courses Taught: Introduction to Health Informatics HCIP 6380; Current Issues in Health Informatics: Data Analytics and Modeling for Outbreaks HCIP 6070
Dr. Shi Chen’s research interests include how individual, spatial, and temporal heterogeneity determine both environmentally-transmitted and directly-transmitted pathogen transmission dynamics. He also explores how the interaction among these sources of heterogeneity influences pathogen transmission; multiple transmission pathways (e.g. airborne, waterborne, direct contact-based), and how environmental factors (e.g., temperature, photoperiod, etc) influence insect life history, population dynamics, and vector-borne disease dynamic.