Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis
Dr. Weiwei Chen joined the Coles College as an Assistant Professor of Economics in 2020. She specializes in empirical analyses in health economics and health services and policy research. Her past work has covered the effect of health insurance, changes in health expenditures, health care utilization, and issues of vaccine uptake. Her current research focuses on substance use and risky behavior as well as health care supply by hospitals and physicians.
Dr. Chen’s work has been published in influential journals, such as JAMA Pediatrics, Health Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Economic Letters, Medical Care Research and Review, and Journal of Adolescent Health. She has also served as principal investigator or co-investigator on research projects funded by PAHO, local government, and the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse at the Florida International University.
Prior to joining the faculty at KSU, Dr. Chen worked at CDC as a postdoctoral fellow and at Florida International University as an Assistant Professor of Health Policy.