Wen Chen Lecturer

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Wen Chen Lecturer

Department of Nutrition and Food Science



Chen Wen, PhD, lecturer in Tianjin Medical University. Joint trained doctor by Tianjin Medical University and Johns Hopkins University, and excellent PhD graduate of TMU, and Tianjin 131 talent. The research interests is Iodine nutrition and human healthy, focusing on iodine nutrition status in different populations, and exploring safe dietary intake level of iodine for various populations, especially susceptible population like children, pregnant women etc. In recent years, I participated many National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) programs, and conducted many epidemiological studies while established a cohort of pregnant women. As principal, I undertook NSFC youth project and TMU project. In addition, I have more than 20 publications on Am J Clin Nutr., J Nutr., and Thyroid etc. with about 50 impact factors. I received DSM Science & Technology Award Asia in 2017.


Research direction

Iodine nutrition and human healthy


ØSept. 2013 – July 2017         Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Hygiene

Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China                               

ØSept. 2010 - July 2013         Master in Nutrition and Food Hygiene

Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China                             


ØSept. 2005 - July 2010         Bachelor in clinical and foreign nursing                       

Tianjin Medical UniversityTianjin, China


Professional Experience

1.2017-present, Lecturer, Department of Nutrition and food hygiene, school of public health, Tianjin Medical University

2.2015/09-2016/10Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N wolf street, Baltimore, MD, US, Visiting Scholar


1.Principal. Study on physiologic requirement and dietary recommended nutrient intake (RNI) of iodine in children, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2019-2021.

2.Participant. Exploration of Effects of Excessive Iodine in Children and Tolerable Upper Intake level of Iodine for Children, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2013-2016.

3.Participant. The Effect of Iodine Intakes on Maternal and Child health and the Study of Iodine Requirements for Different Trimesters of Pregnancy, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2014-2018.


1)Chen W, Zhang Q, Wu Y, Wang W, Wang X, Pearce EN, Tan L, Shen J, Zhang W*. Shift of reference values for thyroid volume by ultrasound in 8-13-year-old children with sufficient iodine intake in China. Thyroid, 2019 Jan 30.

2)Chen W#, Zhang YX #, Hao YM, Wang W, Tan L, Bian JC, Pearce EN, Zimmermann MB, Shen J, Zhang WQ*. Adverse effects on thyroid of Chinese children exposed to long-term iodine excess: optimal and safe Tolerable Upper Intake Levels of iodine for 7- to 14-y-old children. Am J Clin Nutr, 2018, 107(5):780-788. (# co-firstauthor)

3)Chen Y#, Chen W#, Du C, Fan L, Wang W, Gao M, Zhang Y, Cui T, Hao Y, Pearce EN, Wang C, Zhang W*. Iodine Nutrition and Thyroid Function in Pregnant Women Exposed to Different Iodine Sources [J]. Biol Trace Elem Res, 2018 Oct 2. (# co-firstauthor)

4)Pan Z#, Cui T#, Chen W#, Gao S, Pearce EN, Wang W, Chen Y, Guo W, Tan L, Shen J, Zhang W*. Serum iodine concentration in pregnant women and its association with urinary iodine concentration and thyroid function. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2019 Feb 6.(# co-firstauthor)

5)Chen W,Li X, Wu YL, Bian JC, Shen J, Jiang W, Tan L, Wang XM, Wang W, Pearce EN, Zimmermann MB, Carriquiry AL, Zhang WQ*. Associations between iodine intake, thyroid volume and goiter rate in school-age Chinese children from areas with high iodine drinking water concentration. Am J Clin Nutr.2017, 105(1): 228-33.

6)Chen W,Li X, Guo XH, Shen J, Tan L, Lin LX, Wu YL, Wang W, Wang WQ, Bian JC, Zhang WQ*. Urinary iodine excretion (UIE) estimated by iodine/creatinine ratio from spot urine in Chinese school-age children. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2017, 86(4): 628-33.

7)Chen W, Ducharme-Smith K, Davis L, Hui WF, Warady BA, Furth SL. Abraham AG, Betoko A*. Dietary Sources of Energy and Nutrient Intake among Children and Adolescents with CKD. J Pediatric Nephology. 2017, 32(7): 1233-41.

8)Chen W, Wu YL, Lin LX, Tan L, Shen J, Pearce EN, Guo XH, Wang W, Bian JC, Jiang W, Zhang WQ*.24-Hour Urine Samples Are More Reproducible Than Spot Urine Samples for Evaluation of Iodine Status in School-Age Children. J Nutr. 2016, 146(1): 142-6.

9)Chen W, Sang ZN, Tan L, Zhang SF, Dong f, Chu FJ, Wei W, Zhao N, Zhang GQ, Yao ZX, Shen J, Zhang WQ*. Neonatal thyroid function born to mother living with long-term excessive iodine intake. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2015, 83(3): 399-404.


Postgraduate training


Recruits students specialized

Not applicable.

Membership of Academic Society

Chinese Nutrition Society

American Society of Nutrition


2017    DSM Science & Technology Award Asia 2017

2017    Chinese Society of Nutrition Second Prize in Science and Technology (5/7)

2017    Tianjin Second Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress (5/8)