Dr. Chen joined the College of Dentistry in 2016. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Before coming to Iowa, she was a faculty member in the Department of Endodontics and the Center for Pain Research and Innovation at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry from 2009 to 2014.
Dr. Chen's research interests focus on temporomandibular disorders, headache, and other oral and facial pain conditions. Her current research evaluates the dysregulations in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and in the hypothalmic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis that is related to pain in TMD patients. She is also interested in clinical risk assessment, treatment, and prevention for persistance of chronic orofacial pain conditions.
Chen H, Nackley A, Miller V, Diatchenko L, Maixner W. Multisystem dysregulation in painful temporomandibular disorders. J Pain. 2013 Sep;14(9):983-96.
Chen H, Slade G, Lim PF, Miller V, Maixner W, Diatchenko L. Relationship between temporomandibular disorders, widespread palpation tenderness, and multiple pain conditions: a case-control study. J Pain. 2012 Oct;13(10):1016-27.
Fricton J, Look JO, Wright E, Alencar FG Jr, Chen H, Lang M, Ouyang W, Velly AM. Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating intraoral orthopedic appliances for temporomandibular disorders. J Orofacial Pain. 2010 Summer;24(3):237-54.
Fricton J, Chen H. Using teledentistry to improve access to dental care for the underserved. Dent Clin North Am. 2009 Jul;53(3):537-48.
Chen H, Fricton J. Teledentistry: seeing the doctor from a distance. Northwest Dent. 2007 Mar-Apr;86(2):27-8, 68.