Li-Shiun Chen

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Education & Training


  • Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2004
  • ScD: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1998
  • MPH: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1995
  • MD: National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1993

Major Awards


  • World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics Travel Award, 2009
  • APA Resident Research Award, 2004
  • Eli Robins Award, Washington University Department of Psychiatry, 2004

Areas of Clinical Interest


Schizophrenia, Mood Disorder, Addiction, Personality Disorder, Community Psychiatry, Telepsychiatry, Cancer Psychiatry

Research Interests


1. Precision medicine
2. Clinical trials
3. Genetics of smoking cessation and treatment
4. Implementation of smoking cessation treatment
5. Cross-population and longitudinal studies
6. Public health genomics

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Key Publications


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Funded Research Projects


NIDA (PI): Genetically Informed Smoking Cessation Trial
NCI (Supplement PI): Cancer Center Tobacco Cessation
NIDA (Co-I): Nicotine Dependence to Smoking Cessation: Sequencing Common and Rare Variants
NCI (Co-I): Integrative Analysis of Lung Cancer Etiology and Risk
Taiwan NHRI (Co-I): Genetic Study of Addiction and Smoking Cessation