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Din Chen

Wallace H. Kuralt Distinguished Professor

Din Chen, Ph.D.


Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Suite 548-C

325 Pittsboro Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919-843-2434

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Dr. Chen is the Wallace H. Kuralt Distinguished Professor in quantitative intervention research and methods, and the director of Statistical Development and Consultation at the UNC School of Social Work. Dr. Chen is also a professor in biostatistics at the Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Dr. Chen has more than 200 published papers and has co-authored/co-edited 28 books in statistical methodology and applications. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

Degrees and Licenses

PhD, University of Guelph, Canada
MSc, Hunan University, China

Primary Program

Office of Strategic Research Priorities

Research and Professional Interests

Quantitative Intervention Research and Methods
Bayesian Methods for Evidence-based Intervention Research
Multi-level Modelling and Structural Equation Modelling
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Child Social Welfare

Recent Publications

Chen, D. G., Testa, M.F., Ansong, D. And Brevard, K.C. (2020). Evidence Building and Information Accumulation: Bayesian Paradigm Cohesive for Social and Health Intervention Research. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. Accepted.

Chen, D.G, Liu, Dungang, Min, Xiaoyi and Zhang Heping (2020). Relative effciency of using summary and individual information in random-effects meta-analysis. Biometrics, Accepted.

Chen, D.G. and Ansong, D. (2019). Bayesian Spatial-Temporal Modeling of Space and Time Dynamics: A Practical Demonstration in Social and Health Research. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. 10(2) 275-299

Chen, D.G., Fraser, M. and Cuddeback, G. (2018). Assurance in Intervention Research: A Bayesian Perspective on Statistical Power. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. 9(1): 158-173. doi: 10.1086/696239

Chen, D.G. and Fraser, M. (2017). A Bayesian Perspective on Intervention Research: Using Prior Information in the Sequential Development of Social and Health Programs. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. 8(3) 441-456.


SOWO 917

Multilevel Modelling

Fall (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)


SOWO 916

Structural Equation Modelling

Spring (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)