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Alex Y. Chen, MD
Part Time Lecturer For The Department of Preventive Medicine
Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
CHL Mail Stop 30 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 7620


Dr. Chen is currently an associate professor at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. He received health services research training as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. His research interests are access to care and quality of care for children with complex healthcare needs.


Schrager SM, Arthur KC, Nelson J, Edwards AR, Murphy JM, Mangione-Smith R, Chen AY. Development and Validation of a Method to Identify Children With Social Complexity Risk Factors. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep; 138(3). View in: PubMed

Chen AY, Escarce JJ. Family structure and childhood obesity: an analysis through 8th grade. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Sep; 18(7):1772-7. View in: PubMed

Romley JA, Chen AY, Goldman DP, Williams R. Hospital Costs and Inpatient Mortality among Children Undergoing Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease. Health Serv Res. 2014 Apr; 49(2):588-608. View in: PubMed

Chen AY, Elliott MN, Spritzer KL, Brown JA, Skootsky SA, Rowley C, Hays RD. Differences in CAHPS reports and ratings of health care provided to adults and children. Med Care. 2012 Nov; 50 Suppl:S35-9. View in: PubMed

Chen AY, Schrager SM, Mangione-Smith R. Quality measures for primary care of complex pediatric patients. Pediatrics. 2012 Mar; 129(3):433-45. View in: PubMed

Chen AY, Escarce JJ. Family structure and childhood obesity, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Kindergarten Cohort. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 May; 7(3):A50. View in: PubMed

Chen AY, Kim SE, Houtrow AJ, Newacheck PW. Prevalence of obesity among children with chronic conditions. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Jan; 18(1):210-3. View in: PubMed

Wren TA, Chen AY, Wang VJ, Claudius IA, Skaggs DL. Prior treatment of fracture patients in a tertiary pediatric emergency department: informal referrals from other emergency departments. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Mar; 29(2):137-41. View in: PubMed

Chen AY, Wu S. Dispensing pattern of generic and brand-name drugs in children. Ambul Pediatr. 2008 May-Jun; 8(3):189-94. View in: PubMed

Chen AY, Escarce JJ. Family structure and the treatment of childhood asthma. Med Care. 2008 Feb; 46(2):174-84. View in: PubMed

Chen AY, Newacheck PW. Insurance coverage and financial burden for families of children with special health care needs. Ambul Pediatr. 2006 Jul-Aug; 6(4):204-9. View in: PubMed

Chen AY. Private dental and prescription-drug coverage in children: data from the medical expenditure panel survey. Ambul Pediatr. 2004 Sep-Oct; 4(5):442-7. View in: PubMed

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