Jieru Chen, PhD, MS

Jieru Chen

Research Mathematical Statistician in the in the Division of Injury Prevention


Areas of Expertise

  • Survey statistics and survey methodology
  • Statistical analysis

Jieru Chen, PhD, is a research mathematical statistician in the in the Division of Injury Prevention (DIP) at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Her work at CDC is focused on complex survey methodology, injury data surveillance system design and implementation, and complex sample data analysis for supporting public health programs.

Dr. Chen began her career at CDC as a mathematical statistician in the Injury Center. She has served as a lead statistician on several national and international injury prevention projects designed to prevent unintentional injuries, violence against children and adults, and other health issues.

Prior to joining the CDC in 2001, Dr. Chen had more than 10 years of experience serving as senior statistical analyst and team lead in Florida state government agencies, where she designed surveys and assessed the impact of policy in the areas of health, social welfare, and health coverage.

Dr. Chen holds a PhD in research measurement and statistics and a MS degree in mathematics. She has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, and other publications. She has also been an invited speaker and presenter at professional conferences. Dr. Chen has received awards and nominations for applying statistical methods to public health.