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Education & Training

  • MPH, 2007
    George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2007
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2004
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency, 2004
    Children's National Medical Center
  • BA, 2001
    University of Virginia School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1053494344


Candice Chen, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Her research includes examination of the role of medical schools in addressing high priority workforce needs in primary care, under-resourced communities and diversity; the role of graduate medical education in the cost practice patterns of physicians; and the status and challenges faced by medical schools in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Chen has also been the director of the Division of Medicine and Dentistry in the Bureau of Health Workforce at the Health Resources and Services Administration. While there, she led programs to enhance training in primary care, oral health and geriatrics, including graduate medical education programs in children’s hospitals and teaching health centers. The Division's programs focused on addressing health workforce needs, particularly in rural and under-resourced communities.

Dr. Chen is a board-certified pediatrician. She received a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and a master's degree in public health from the George Washington University with a concentration in community-oriented primary care.

Research & Publications

Lee M, Newton H, Smith T, et al. The benefits of physician training programs for rural communities: Lessons learned from the teaching health center graduate medical education programJHCPU. 2016;27(4):Supp.83-90.

Chen C, Petterson S, Phillips R, Bazemore A, Mullan F. Spending patterns in regions of residency training and subsequent expenditures for care provided by practicing physicians for medicare beneficiariesJAMA. 2014;312(22):2385-2393.

Chen C, Baird S, Ssentongo K, et al. Physician tracking in sub-Saharan Africa: Current initiatives and opportunities. Human Resources for Health. 2014;12(21).

Chen C, Weider K, Konopka K, Danis M. Incorporation of socioeconomic status indicators into policies for the meaningful use of electronic health records. JHCPU. 2014;25:1-16.

Mullan F, Chen C, Steinmetz E. The geography of graduate medical education: Imbalances signal need for new distribution policies. Health Affairs. 2013;32:1914-21.

Chen C, Petterson S, Phillips R, Mullan F, Bazemore A, O’Donnell S. Towards graduate medical education accountability: Measuring the outcomes of GME institutions. Academic Medicine. 2013;88:1267-80.

Chen C, Chen F, Mullan F. Teaching health centers: A new paradigm in graduate medical education. Academic Medicine. 2012;87:1752-56.

Chen C, Buch E, Wasserman T, et al. The sub-Saharan African medical school study: A survey of sub-Saharan African medical schools. Human Resources for Health. 2012;10:4.

Mullan F, Chen C, Petterson S, Kolsky G, Spagnola M. The social mission of medical education: Ranking the schools. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2010;152:804-811.