FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Weiwei Chen, Ph.D.

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • E-mail: wechen@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305-348-8418
  • Office: AHC5 448

Dr. Weiwei Chen joined the Department of Health Policy and Management as an assistant professor in 2015 after completing her Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is a health economist with particular research interests in the impact of healthcare reform on insurance coverage, healthcare access, utilization and expenditures. She has also led projects that evaluate the cost-effectiveness of healthcare programs. Her recent work involves vaccine price trend, parental employment and family living conditions associated with children’s vaccination status, healthcare utilization of young adults with dependent coverage under the Affordable Care Act, cost-benefit analysis of vaccination services in a mobile clinic setting, and cost-effectiveness analysis of SMART Hospitals in Caribbean Countries.

Research Areas

  • Impacts of the U.S. healthcare reform
  • Health insurance, healthcare access, utilization and expenditures     
  • Preventive care and emergency care use
  • Economic evaluation of healthcare programs and policies