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, underserved 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 underserved 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.