Chien-Wen Tseng, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.

Chien-Wen TsengDr. Tseng is a family physician and health services researcher. She holds a joint position as an Investigator at PHREI and as an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of Research with the University of Hawaii John A. Burns Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She serves on the national US Preventive Services Task Force, which is mandated by Congress to establish evidence-based guidelines for primary care preventive services in order to improve the health of America.  Dr. Tseng is also the Hawaii Medical Service Association Endowed Chair in Health Services and Quality Research at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Tseng’s main research focus has been on the redesigning of health care systems to provide quality of care at affordable cost. She has led or collaborated on research studies examining ways to improve quality of care, make care more affordable for patients, prevent disease through primary care outreach, and use of health information technology to innovate care. Dr. Tseng served for ten years as a co-investigator on the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD), a multicenter study conducted in six states to measure and improve diabetes quality of care. Dr. Tseng is nationally recognized for her work on Medicare Part D, which provides drug coverage for 41 million beneficiaries, and has been widely published in leading medical journals such as the Journal of American Medical Association. She has also been principal investigator on grants funded by the National Institute of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Tseng received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Rice University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and her M.D. and M.P.H. from University of California, Los Angeles. She was an intern and resident in Family Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  Her honors include being selected for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Program.