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Li-Shiun Chen, MD, MPH, ScD

Current Position
Instructor, Psychiatry

Specialty Areas
Schizophrenia
Mood Disorders
Psychiatry

Patients Seen At
Montclair Building
24 South Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO  63108
314-286-1700
Fax:   314-286-1777
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Mailing Address
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
660 So. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8134
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Schizophrenia, early psychosis, mood disorders, substance dependence, community psychiatry, genetics, family and sibling studies.



Dr. Chen is the adolescent & adult psychiatry assessment supervisor for the First Contact Assessment Service, which evaluates individuals who are showing early signs of a possible psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia. In addition to assessment by a psychiatrist, First Contact assessments include diagnostic interviews and cognitive testing by a psychologist. The First Contact Assessment Service generally does not follow patients over time, but provides evaluation reports to the treating psychiatrist.

Board Certification
Certified -- Psychiatry

Medical Education
Medical Degree: National Taiwan University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, 1993
M.P.H.: Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, 1995
Sc.D.: Psychiatric Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, 1998
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards

Employee of the Month, BJC Behavioral Health, 2005
Eli Robins Award, Washington University Department of Psychiatry, 2004
APA Resident Research Award, 2004
APA/Lilly Executive Leadership Conference, sponsored participant, 2004

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Bienvenu OJ, Onyike CU, Stein M, Chen LS, Samuels J, Nestadt G, Eaton WW. Agoraphobia in adults: incidence and longitudinal relationship with panic. Br J Psychiatry. 2006; 188: 432-438

Crum RM, Chan Y-F, Chen LS, Storr CL, Anthony JC. Incidence rates and risk factors for alcohol dependence among adults: prospective data from the Baltimore ECA follow-up survey, 1981-1996. Journal of Studies on Alcohol 2005 Nov; 66(6): 795-805

Scharfstein DO, Liang KY, Eaton WW, Chen LS. The quadratic cumulative odds regression model for scored ordinal outcomes: application to alcohol dependence. Biostatistics 2001 2:473-483

Chen LS, Eaton WW, Gallo JJ, Nestadt G. Understanding the heterogeneity of depression through the triad of symptom, course and risk factors: A longitudinal population-based study. Journal of Affective Disorders 2000 Jul; 59(1): 1-11.

Chen LS, Eaton WW, Gallo JJ, Nestadt G, Crum RM. Empirical examination of current categories of depression in a population -based study: symptoms, course and risk factors. American Journal of Psychiatry 2000 Apr; 157(4): 573-80..

Eaton WW, Neufeld K, Chen LS, Cai G. A comparison of self-report and clinical diagnostic interviews for depression: DIS and SCAN in the Baltimore ECA Followup. Archives of General Psychiatry 2000 Mar; 57(3): 217-22.

Chen LS, Anthony JC, Crum RM. Perceived cognitive competence, depressive symptoms and the incidence of alcohol-related problems in urban school children. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 1999; 8(4): 108-118.

Lyketsos CG, Chen LS, Anthony JC. Cognitive decline in adulthood: a 12-year follow-up of the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study. American Journal of Psychiatry 1999; 156(1): 58-65.

Book Chapters

Price RK, Chen LS, Risk NK, Lewis CE. Suicide in a Natural History Study: Lessons and Insights Learned from a Follow-up of Vietnam Veterans at Risk for Suicide. Ethical & Legal Issues in Descriptive, Non-Experimental Research: Case Studies of Responding to Threats of Suicide, Child Abuse, and Violence by David Buchanan, Celia Fisher and Lance Gable (eds). 2008.

Santos JM, Chen LS, De Erausquin GA. Phenomenology of depression: toward a neuroscientific perspective. Depression and Brain Dysfunction by Gilliam FG, Kanner A and Sheline Y (eds), Taylor and Francis Press. November 2005.

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