Chien-Wen Tseng, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.E.E.
Member, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Chien-Wen Tseng, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.E.E., is the Hawaii Medical Service Association endowed chair in health services and quality research, an associate professor, and the associate research director in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. She is also a physician investigator with the nonprofit Pacific Health Research and Education Institute, an affiliate of the Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System.
Dr. Tseng is an active physician and a teacher of primary health care and preventive care to medical students and family medicine residents. Her clinical care is centered on health promotion; adult and pediatric care; prenatal and postpartum care; hospital care, including intensive unit care; long-term care; and community health.
As a family physician, Dr. Tseng’s research focuses on improving quality of health care and lowering financial barriers to care, such as reducing the high cost of drugs for chronic and acute diseases. She has health policy expertise in Medicare Part D, which provides drug benefits for nearly 41 million older and/or disabled beneficiaries. Dr. Tseng was a coinvestigator for 10 years on the “Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes” project, a study in six States to measure predictors of quality of care among persons with diabetes. She has been the principal or coinvestigator on studies targeting diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, pediatric asthma, sports medicine, well-child visits, disparities in preventable adult hospitalizations, information technology, and patient-physician communication about cost. Her current work addresses the high cost and coverage of specialty drugs, such as for the treatment of hepatitis C and cancer. Dr. Tseng has received research funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Dr. Tseng is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, Clinical Pediatrics, and Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Tseng has also served as a peer reviewer for numerous journals.
Dr. Tseng received a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.A. in mathematical sciences from Rice University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and an M.P.H. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She earned her M.D. from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Tseng was a visiting scholar with the Robert Graham Center for Policy and Research in Washington, D.C. She is also an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Program at UCLA and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Program.
Dr. Tseng joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in September 2016.
Internet Citation: Biography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. January 2018.