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Hsin-Chieh Yeh, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • School of Medicine (Primary)
  • Epidemiology (Joint)
    • Division: Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Epidemiology

Contact Information

2024 E. Monument St., Suite 2-500
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins University


Dr. Yeh’s research focuses on novel risk factors and complications related to obesity and type 2 diabetes, particularly lung function, smoking, and cancer. Dr. Yeh is a co-investigator in the POWER Trial, a NHLBI-funded weight loss trial using health informatics to provide behavioral intervention and directs the Resource Coordinating Unit for the three sites (Hopkins, Harvard/Washington University, and U Penn) in the POWER Trials Collaborative Research Group (U01). She is also a co-investigator in the newly funded Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities (NHLBI P50) and co-leads a randomized clinical trial of tailored dietary advice or consumption of dietary supplements to lower blood pressure and improves cardiovascular disease risk factors in hypertensive urban African Americans.

As the Director of Healthcare and Population Science Core in the NIDDK-funded Baltimore Diabetes Research Center, Dr. Yeh collaborates with basic scientists and clinical investigators on a broader range of diabetes outcomes, and contributes expertise in study design, statistical methods, and translational research. In the Division of General Internal Medicine, she directs the GIM Methods Core to provide research methods and statistical consultation to Division faculty, fellows, and medical residents. She is also the Senior Epidemiologist for the Osler Housestaff Research Program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Yeh mentors graduate students, medical residents, and post-doctoral fellows in clinical research, and serves as core faculty in multiple NIH-funded training grants. She also directs the "Epidemiology of Diabetes and Obesity" course at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Honors and Awards

Teaching Award for Oustanding Research Contribution of Resident Scholarship, Osler Residency Training Program, Johns Hopkins Deparment of Medicine

American Diabetes Association Epidemiology and Statistics Michaela Modan Award

The Jean Coombs Award for student research

Society for Epidemiologic Research Student Workshop Travel Award

National Taiwan University Undergraduate Award, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Epidemiology
  • diabetes
  • obesity
  • cancer
  • clinical trials
  • *Yeh HC, Punjabi N, Wang NY, Pankow J, Duncan B, Cox C, Selvin E, Brancati FL. Cross-Sectional and Prospective Study of Lung Function In Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Diabetes Care 2008 Apr;31(4):741-6. (*with American Diabetes Association press release)

  • Barone BB, Yeh HC, Snyder CF, Peairs KS, Stein KB, Derr RL, Wolff AC, Brancati FL. Long-term all-cause mortality in cancer patients with preexisting diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2008;300[23]:2754-2764

  • Yeh HC, Duncan BB, Schmidt MI, Wang NY, Brancati FL. Smoking, smoking cessation, and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2010 Jan 5;152(1):10-7. PubMed PMID: 20048267.

  • Barone BB, Yeh HC*, Snyder CF, Peairs KS, Stein KB, Derr RL, Wolff AC, Brancati FL. Postoperative Mortality in Cancer Patients with Pre-existing Diabetes: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Diabetes Care 2010 Apr;33(4):931-9. [* corresponding author; with press release by the American Diabetes Association]

  • Yeh HC, Clark JM, Emmons KM, Moore RH, Bennett GG, Warner ET, Sarwer DB,  Jerome GJ, Miller 3rd ER, Volger S, Louis TA, Wells B, Wadden TA, Colditz GA, Appel LJ. Independent but Coordinated Trials: Insights from the Practice Based Opportunities for Weight Reduction (POWER) Trials Collaborative Research Group. Clinical Trials. 2010;7(4):322-32.