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Zsu-Zsu Chen is a physician at Joslin Diabetes Center. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Chen completed her residency in internal medicine at Tufts Medical Center and her fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the joint Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center fellowship program.

Dr. Chen currently sees patients in the Adult Diabetes Clinic at Joslin and the Endocrinology Clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her research focuses on leveraging metabolomics and proteomics, high through-put methods to measure circulating small molecules and proteins in human plasma, to identify potential biomarkers of type 2 diabetes. This research focuses on elucidating biological pathways that, when perturbed, lead to diabetes as well as its associated complications.

Dr. Chen work with several large epidemiological cohorts, including the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), Jackson Heart Study (JHS), and the Shanghai Heart Study, to also study how race and ethnicity may interact with these biological pathways. Her clinical interests are in type 2 diabetes prevention and the optimization of type 2 diabetes treatment at the level of an individual patient and more globally within an institution and/or a health care system.

Study of circulating small molecule and protein biomarkers of type 2 diabetes development, prognosis, and treatment response.

Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Residency: Tufts Medical Center
Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center 

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