1 1 Lung-Chang Chien, Dr.PH address: Office address: 7411 John Smith Dr. Suite 1050 Room-505 San Antonio, TX Phone: (210) ; (210) EDUCATION Dr.PH. Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA M.S. Statistics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan B.A. Statistics, National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Assistant Professor, University of Texas School of Public Health at San Antonio 2013-present Regional Campus, Department of Biostatistics; University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Regional Campus, Research to Advance Community Health Center Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Health Behavior Research Statistician, New York State Psychiatric Institute Statistician, Aedi Bio LLC Statistical Consultant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing Research Assistant, National Taiwan University, Institution of Occupational Medicine 2004 and Industrial Hygiene Research Assistant, National Taipei University, Department of Statistics SERVICE EXPERIENCE Reviewer: BMC-Cancer Reviewer: Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; Environmental Science & Technology; Reviewer: Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology Reviewer: Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment TEACHING EXPERIENCE Instructor, University of Texas School of Public Health, Division of Biostatistics PH1624: Introduction to SAS Data Management PH1690: Fundamentals of Biostatistics Graduate Teaching Assistant: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing Advanced Statistics I - Regression & Correlation (PhD level) Advanced Statistics II - Principles of Analysis of Variance (PhD level) Research and Nursing Practice II (MS level) present
2 2 PUBLICATIONS (*Corresponding author) 1. Hwa-Lung Yu, Lung-Chang Chien* (2015). Short-term population-based and spatiotemporal nonlinear concentration-response associations between fine particulate matter and children s respiratory clinic visits. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. (Accept). 2. Lung-Chang Chien*, Abul H. Alamgir, Hwa-Lung Yu (2015). Spatial vulnerability of fine particulate matter on U.S. diabetes prevalence. Science of the Total Environmental. 508, PMID: Lung-Chang Chien, Yi-Jen Lien, Chiang-Hsin Yang, Hwa-Lung Yu (2014). Acute Increase of Children's Conjunctivitis Clinic Visits by Asian Dust Storms Exposure - A Spatiotemporal Study in Taipei, Taiwan. PLoS ONE, 9(10): e doi: /journal.pone PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen, Juan Shen, Lung-Chang Chien, Zhan Liang, Ronald Glick, Natalia E. Morone, Eileen R. Chasens (2014). Changes in Sleep with Auricular Point Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. (In Press) 5. Jeongok Gang Logan, Debra J Barksdale, Lung-Chang Chien (2014). Exploring moderating effects of John Henryism Active Coping on the relationship between education and cardiovascular measures in Korean Americans. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.77(6), PMID: Lung-Chang Chien and Hwa-Lung Yu (2014). Impact of meteorological factors on the spatiotemporal patterns of dengue fever incidence. Environmental International. 73, PMID: Lung-Chang Chien and Hasanat Alamgir (2014). Geographic disparities of asthma prevalence in the south-western United States of America. Geospatial Health. 9(1), PMID: Chuan-Hung Chiu, Tzai-Hung Wen, Lung-Chang Chien, Hwa-Lung Yu (2014). A probabilistic spatial dengue fever risk assessment by a threshold based-quantile regression method. PLoS ONE. 9(10): e doi: /journal.pone PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Yi-Chien Chiang, Samuel Hoffman, Zhan Liang, Mary Lou Klem, Wilson W.S. Tam, Lung-Chang Chien, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen (2014). Efficacy of auricular therapy for pain management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2014, Article ID , 14 pages. doi: /2014/ PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Natalia E. Morone, Lung-Chang Chien, Yuling Cao, Huijuan Lu, Leah Morgolia, Shreya Bhatnagar, Jaclyn Primavera, Samuel Hoffman, Zhan Liang, Ronald Glick, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen (2014). Auricular Point Acupressure to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2014, Article ID , 11 pages. doi: /2014/ PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Lung-Chang Chien, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen (2014). Application of auricular therapy in pain management of cancer patients in nursing care. Journal of Pain & Relief. 3, Ro-Ting Lin, Lung-Chang Chien, Ya-Mei Chen, Chang-Chuan Chan (2014). Governance matters: an ecological association between governance and child mortality. International Health. 6(3) PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Lung-Chang Chien, Kathryn M. Albers, Dianxu Ren, Li-Chun Huang, Leah Morgolis, Richard Liu, Lorna Suen (2014). Function of auricular point acupressure in inducing changes in inflammatory cytokines during chronic low back pain: A pilot study. Medical Acupunture. 26(1), doi: /acu Chao-Hsing Yeh, Lung-Chang Chien, Li-Chun Huang, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen (2014). Auricular point acupressure for chronic pain: A feasibility study of a 4-week treatment protocol. Holistic Nursing Practice. 28(3), PMID:
3 15. Lung-Chang Chien*, Hwa-Lung Yu, Mario Schootman (2013). Efficient mapping and geographic disparities in breast cancer mortality at the county level by race and age in the U.S. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology. 5, PMID: Lung-Chang Chien*, Mario Schootman, Sandi L. Pruitt (2013). The modifying effect of patient location on stage-specific survival following colorectal cancer using geosurvival models. Cancer Causes and Control. 24(3), PMID: Hwa-Lung Yu, Chiang-Hsing Yang, Lung-Chang Chien* (2013). Spatial vulnerability under extreme events: a case of Asian dust storm s effects on children's respiratory health. Environment International. 54(0), PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Lung-Chang Chien, Devora Balaban, Rebecca Sponberg, Jaclyn Primavera, Natalia E. Morone, Glick Ronald, Kathryn M. Albers, Susan Cohen, Dianxu Ren, Li-Chun Huang, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen (2013). A randomized clinical trial of auricular point acupressure in the management of chronic low back pain: A feasibility pilot study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Vol. 2013, Article ID , 9 pages. doi: /2013/ PMID: Lung-Chang Chien, Chiang-Hsing Yang, Hwa-Lung Yu (2012). Effects of Asian dust storm on spatiotemporal distribution of children's clinic visits of respiratory diseases in Taipei (Taiwan). Environmental Health Perspectives. 120(8), PMID: Lung-Chang Chien*, Anjali D. Deshpande, Donna B. Jeffe, Mario Schootman (2012). Influence of primary care physician availability and socioeconomic deprivation on breast cancer from 1988 to 2008: a spatio-temporal analysis. PLoS ONE, 7(4): e PMID: Lung-Chang Chien* and Shrikant I. Bangdiwala (2012). The implementation of Bayesian Structural Additive Regression Models in Multi-City Time Series Air Pollution and Human Health Studies. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 26(8), doi: /s Hwa-Lung Yu, Lung-Chang Chien, Chiang-Hsing Yang (2012). Asian dust storm elevates children's respiratory health risks: a spatiotemporal analysis of children's clinic visits across Taipei (Taiwan). PLoS ONE, 7(7): e PMID: Ro-Ting Lin, Ya-Mei Chen, Lung-Chang Chien, Chang-Chuan Chan (2012). Political and social determinants of life expectancy in less developed countries: a longitudinal study. BMC-Public Health, 12: 85. doi: / PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Lung-Chang Chien, Yi-Chien Chiang, Li-Chun Huang (2012). Auricular point acupressure for chronic low back pain: A feasibility study for 1-week treatment. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Vol. 2012, Article ID , 9 pages. doi: /2012/ PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Lung-Chang Chien, Yi-Chien Chiang, Su-Wen Lin, Chen-Kuan Huang, Dianxu Ren (2012). Reduction in nausea and vomiting in children undergoing cancer chemotherapy by either appropriate or sham auricular acupuncture points with standard care. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 18(4): PMID: Benjamin I Goldstein, Shang-Min Liu, Nevena Zivkovic, Ayal Schaffer, Lung-Chang Chien, Carlos Blanco (2011). The burden of obesity among adults with bipolar disorder in the United States. Bipolar Disorders, 13(4): PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Chao-Hui Wang, Yi-Chien, Chiang, Lin Lin, Lung-Chang Chien (2009). Assessment of symptoms reported by 10- to 18-year- old cancer patients in Taiwan. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 38(5): PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Yi-Chien Chiang, Lung-Chang Chien, Lin Lin, Chao-Ping Yang, Huo-Li Chuang (2008). Symptom Clustering in Older Taiwanese Children with Cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 35, No 2: PMID: Chao-Hsing Yeh, Yi-Chien Chiang, Lin Lin, Chao-Ping Yang, Lung-Chang Chien, Mark A Weaver, Huo-Li Chuang (2008). Clinical factors associated with fatigue over time in pediatric 3
4 4 oncology patients receiving chemotherapy. British Journal of Cancer, 99(1): PMID: Ro-Ting Lin, Ken Takahashi, Antti Karjalainen, Tsutomu Hoshuyama, Donald Wilson, Takashi Kameda, Chang-Chuan Chan, Chi-Pang Wen, Sugio Furuya, oshiaki Higashi, Lung-Chang Chien, Megu Ohtaki (2007). Ecological association between asbestos-related diseases and historical asbestos consumption: an international analysis. Lancet, 369(9564): PMID: Chang-Chuan Chan, Kai-Jen Chuang, Lung-Chang Chien, Wen-Jone Chen, Wei-Dien Chang (2006). Urban air pollution and emergency admissions for cerebrovascular diseases in Taipei, Taiwan. European Heart Journal, 10: PMID: CONFERENCE PRESENTATION 1. Lung-Chang Chien, Hasanat Alamgir. Geographic Disparities of Asthma Prevalence in the Southwestern Unites States. November The 2014 APHA annual meeting. 2. Lung-Chang Chien. Structured Spatiotemporal Analysis in Environmental and Cancer Epidemiology. August The 2012 Joint Statistical Meeting Conference. 3. Lung-Chang Chien, Hwa-Lung Yu, Mario Schootman. A Spatial Surveillance Approach for Breast Cancer Mortality by Races and Ages in the US. December Joint Meeting of the 2011 Taipei International Statistical Symposium and 7th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC. 4. Lung-Chang Chien, Shrikant Bangdiwala, Jiu-Chiuan Chen, Mark Weaver, Todd Schwartz, and John Preisser. Multi-city Time Series Analyses of Air Pollution and Mortality Data Using Generalized Geoadditive Mixed Models. August The 2009 Joint Statistical Meeting Conference. 5. Lung-Chang Chien and Mark Weaver. A macro for nearest neighbor imputation. October The 16 th Annual SouthEast SAS Users Group Conference. INVITED TALK 1. University of Texas School of Public Health at San Antonio Regional Campus, Research to Advance Community Health Center. October Title: Geographic disparities in human health: discovering new spatial or spatiotemporal analyses. 2. National Taiwan University, College of Public Health. May Title: Environmental surveillance system for disease mapping and geographic disparity evaluation in spatiotemporal air pollution and human health research. 3. National Taiwan University, Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering. December Title: A Structured Spatiotemporal Modeling Approach for Environmental Systems. 4. National Taipei University, Department of Statistics. December Title: A Structured Spatiotemporal Modeling Approach for Environmental Systems. 5. National Cheng-Kung University, Department of Statistics. December Title: A Structured Spatiotemporal Modeling Approach for Environmental Systems. 6. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Nursing. February Title: Nursing Research in Cancer Children Receiving Chemotherapy. POSTER 1. The 2014 APHA annual meeting. November Title: Spatial vulnerability of fine particulate matter on U.S. diabetes prevalence.
5 5 2. European Geosciences Union. April Title: Short-term population-based and spatiotemporal nonlinear concentration-response associations between fine particulate matter and children s respiratory clinic visits 3. Washington University Postdoc Symposium. March Title: Stage-Specific Geographic Variation in Survival Following Colorectal Cancer Using Geosurvival Models MEMBERSHIP Thesis: Nichole Wang (San Antonio Regional Campus) Thesis: Charles Luswata (Houston Campus) Dissertation: Sharon Fowler & Hari Krishna Raju Sagiraju (San Antonio Regional Campus); Charlie Shumate (Austin Regional Campus) RESEARCH SUPPORT Ongoing Research Support Contract FA C-6358 Jose Betancourt (PI) 09/ /2015 Dept. of Defense/USAF/Geneva Foundation Clinical Investigation of Hearing Injuries, Noise Exposures, and Cost Burden In Active Duty US Military Service Members The goal of this project is to conduct epidemiological investigation and economic burden analysis of hearing loss injuries for active duty service members in the US military. Role: Co-I (25% effort) for Task order 2 and 3 Contract Hasanat Alamgir (PI) 11/ /2015 Alliance for Bangladesh Impact Assessment of Alliance s Safety Training Program The goal of this project is to conduct worker s environment investigation to identify whether workers have received enough trainings in Bangladesh. Role: Co-I (10% effort) NSC E MY3 Hwa-Lung Yu (PI) 08/01/ /31/2015 National Science Council, Taiwan Development of spatiotemporal random field and its associated prediction and simulation methods an application in space-time rainfall process analysis The major goal of the project is to build a spatiotemporal surveillance system to predict the location and time of extreme rainfall for providing governments alerted information to prevent damages from severe weather conditions. Role: Co-PI 101R7844 Hwa-Lung Yu (PI) 08/01/ /31/2015 National Taiwan University, Taiwan Development of epistemic data assimilation framework for spatiotemporal analysis and modeling under geographic information system The major goal of the project is to develop epistemic spatiotemporal data assimilation method and the tool of spatiotemporal modeling approach under geographic information system environment. The integration of space-time technology and GIS platform can provide a more comprehensive and effective framework
6 6 for the spatiotemporal data assimilation, analysis, and modeling. It is expected that our framework for the analysis of the space-time data is able to apply to National Health Insurance Research database. Role: Co-PI Completed Research Support DOH 101-DC-1303 Hwa-Lung Yu (PI) 01/01/ /31/2013 Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan Predicting spatiotemporal distribution of dengue fever across Taiwan under climate change impact The major goal of the project is to investigate the major impact factors, including weather variables (such as temperature and rainfall), environmental variables (such as landuse and vegetation index), and social or human factors (e.g. population density) on dengue fever incidence. We will also predict weather variables and their associated factors under climate change scenarios, then use stochastic spatiotemporal model or dynamic system model to build the prediction model for dengue fever epidemics. Role: Collaborator