Cheng Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

PH 394

  • Indiana University, Ph.D., 2017
  • Indiana University, M.S., 2014
  • East China University of Science and Technology, B.S., 2012
Research Interests

My work has been focusing on environmental contaminants and nutrients. My early work involves the investigation of the risks of pancreatic, lung and prostate cancers in relation to cadmium exposure using meta-analytic approaches. Recently, I am working on a project that assesses the association between heavy metal exposure, particularly cadmium and mercury, and the risk of stroke. I am also working with scholars abroad to investigate the risk factors for a variety of diseases including dementia, preterm birth, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,  and childhood obesity. Keywords: nutritional epidemiology, heavy metal, trace elements.

Selected Publications
Chen, C., Xun, P.,Nishijo, M., Sekikawa, A., & He, K. (2015). Cadmium exposure and risk of pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies and case-control studies among individuals without occupational exposure history. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 22(22),17465-17474.

Chen, C., Xun, P.,Nishijo, M., & He, K. (2016). Cadmium exposure and risk of lung cancer: a meta-analysis of cohort and case-control studies among general and occupational populations. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 26(5), 437-444.

Chen, C., Xun, P.,Nishijo, M., Carter, S., & He, K. (2016). Cadmium exposure and risk of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis of cohort and case-control studies among the general and occupational populations. Scientific Reports, 6, 25814.

Chen, C., Xun, P.,Tsinovoi, C., & He, K. (2017). Accumulated evidence on Helicobacter pylori infection and the risk of asthma: A meta-analysis. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Quan, M., Xun, P.,Chen, C., Wen, J., Wang, Y., Wang, R., . . . He, K. (2017). Walking Pace and the Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Elderly Populations: A Meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies. Journals of Gerontology. SeriesA: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 72(2), 266-270.

Wen, J., Xun, P.,Chen, C., Quan, M., Wang, R., Liu, Y., & He, K. (2017). Non-occupational physical activity during pregnancy and the risk of preterm birth: a meta-analysis of observational and interventional studies. Scientific Reports, 7, 44842.

Lu, L. P., Wan, Y. P., Xun, P. C., Zhou, K. J., Chen, C., Cheng, S. Y., . . . Cai, W. (2017). Serum bile acid level and fatty acid composition in Chinese children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Journal of Digestive Diseases.