Measuring and evaluating the health of populations; Infant, child, adult, and senior health and mortality; Immigrant and internal migrant health; Fertility and reproductive health in China; Integrated analysis and advocacy to improve HIV/AIDS responses.
Jiajian Chen is an affiliate graduate faculty of the Population Studies Program at the University of Hawai'i, teaching methods of demographic analysis. He is the former chief of the Health and Outcomes Statistics Section and a senior research analyst in the Health Statistics Division at Statistics Canada. His current research in China focuses on effects of population policy and economic reform on fertility, family, and reproductive health.His recent publications include: Son preference, use of maternal health care, and infant mortality in China and Gender differences in the effects of self-rated health status on mortality among the oldest-old in China. Chen earned a Ph.D. in social demography from the University of Western Ontario.