Isabel L. Chen, MD, MPH
- Education and Training
BA, Yale College
MPH, Yale University School of Public Health
MD, Valedictorian, University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine
Residency, Family Medicine, Chief Resident of Social Mission and Advocacy, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
Dr. Isabel Chen’s work is grounded in improving the humanitarian potential of health care through education, research, and advocacy initiatives that improve health equity. She completed her Family Medicine residency training at Kaiser Permanente while participating in the establishment of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine.
- Prior Positions (selected)
- 2012-presentCo-Founder, Current Vice President, and University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine TutorReading Bear Society Early Education Literacy Initiative2012-2018Board Member and Abstract ReviewerAmerican Public Health Association Women’s Caucus2015-2018Co-Coordinator of Resident-Led Wellness CommitteeKaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Family Practice2017-2018Board MemberSociety of Teachers of Family Medicine2017-2018Board Member and Resident Council ChairCalifornia Academy of Family Physicians2017-presentPrincipal InvestigatorACGME Back to Bedside Grant Study2017-presentBoard Member and Communications ChairBeyond Flexner Alliance
- Honors and Awards (selected)
- 2014Woman of Distinction AwardYWCA Canada2017Faculty for Tomorrow Resident ScholarshipSociety of Teachers of Family Medicine2017Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical EducationAmerican Academy of Family Physicians2018Young Alumni Achievement AwardCrofton House School2018Resident of the Year AwardCalifornia Academy of Family Physicians2018Resident Advocate AwardAssociation of Family Medicine Residency Directors
- Publications (selected)
Peer-reviewed research manuscripts
Vadivelu N, Chen I, Kodumudi V, Ortigosa E, Gudin M. The Implications of Urine Drug Testing in Pain Management. Current Drug Safety 2010 Jul;4:267-270.
Ragins K, Conners E, Chen I, Alejos J. Evaluation of the Impact of a Pediatric Cardiology Mission to Peru. Cureus 2012 Oct.
Yun K, Hebrank K, Graber L, Sullivan MC, Chen I, Gupta J. High Prevalence of Chronic Non-communicable Conditions Among Adult Refugees: Implications for Practice and Policy. Journal of Community Health 2012 Mar.
Chen I, Forbes C. A Comprehensive Review of Reflective Writing and its Impact on Empathy in Medical Education. Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions 2014 Aug.