Chen Hongtu is Director of Research at Environment and Health Group, a company devoted to developing products and services using health information and communication technologies for elders with dementia and other chronic diseases. He received his master’s degree in Psychology from Peking University in 1987. In 1996, he got his PhD degree in Psychology from University of California.
Chen is also a senior scientist and assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. His research areas focus on implementing evidence-based and innovative behavioral health interventions in real-world settings. Chen served as project director and principal investigator on a number of major research projects funded by US governmental agencies.
Recently, he was elected to be the Burke Global Health Fellow by the Harvard Global Health Initiative to lead an investigation on social and cultural resources for dementia care in China and Thailand. He also serves as the Executive Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Ageing International, and co-director of the Global Aging Initiative on Care Giving for the Elderly at the Harvard University Asia Center.