U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kong Chen

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-451-1636
Email: chenkong@niddk.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • M.S.Vanderbilt University2002
  • Ph.D.Vanderbilt University1997

 Related Links

  • Biomedical Engineering/Biophysics/Physics
  • Clinical Research
  • Epidemiology/Population Sciences
  • Physiology and Energy Metabolism


A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

van der Berg JD, Bosma H, Caserotti P, Eiriksdottir G, Arnardottir NY, Martin KR, Brychta RJ, Chen KY, Sveinsson T, Johannsson E, Launer LJ, Gudnason V, Jonsson PV, Stehouwer CD, Harris TB, Koster A. Midlife Determinants Associated with Sedentary Behavior in Old Age. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Jul; 46 (46; 7; 2014 Jul):1359-65. [Full Text/Abstract]
Troiano RP, McClain JJ, Brychta RJ, Chen KY. Evolution of accelerometer methods for physical activity research. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Jul; (2014 Jul). [Full Text/Abstract]
Martin KR, Koster A, Murphy RA, Van Domelen DR, Hung MY, Brychta RJ, Chen KY, Harris TB. Changes in Daily Activity Patterns with Age in U.S. Men and Women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-04 and 2005-06. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jul; 62 (7; 62; 2014 Jul):1263-71. [Full Text/Abstract]
Lee P, Smith S, Linderman J, Courville AB, Brychta RJ, Dieckmann W, Werner CD, Chen KY, Celi FS. Temperature-acclimated brown adipose tissue modulates insulin sensitivity in humans. Diabetes. 2014 Jun 22; 63 (2014 Jun 22; 63; 11):3686-98. [Full Text/Abstract]
Van Domelen DR, Caserotti P, Brychta RJ, Harris TB, Patel KV, Chen KY, Arnardottir NY, Eirikdottir G, Launer LJ, Gudnason V, Sveinsson T, Jóhannsson E, Koster A. Is there a sex difference in accelerometer counts during walking in older adults?. J Phys Act Health. 11 (3; 11):626-37. [Full Text/Abstract]
Lee P, Linderman JD, Smith S, Brychta RJ, Wang J, Idelson C, Perron RM, Werner CD, Phan GQ, Kammula US, Kebebew E, Pacak K, Chen KY, Celi FS. Irisin and FGF21 are cold-induced endocrine activators of brown fat function in humans. Cell Metab. 2014 Feb 4; 19 (19; 2; 2014 Feb 4):302-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Carnie A, Lin J, Aicher B, Leon B, Courville AB, Sebring NG, de Jesus J, Dellavalle DM, Fitzpatrick BD, Zalos G, Powell-Wiley TM, Chen KY, Cannon RO 3rd. Randomized trial of nutrition education added to internet-based information and exercise at the work place for weight loss in a racially diverse population of overweight women. Nutr Diabetes. 2013 Dec 23; 3 (2013 Dec 23; 3):e98. [Full Text/Abstract]
Chen KY, Janz KF, Zhu W, Brychta RJ. Redefining the roles of sensors in objective physical activity monitoring. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Jan; 44 (1 Suppl 1; 44; 2012 Jan):S13-23. [Full Text/Abstract]
Celi FS, Brychta RJ, Linderman JD, Butler PW, Alberobello AT, Smith S, Courville AB, Lai EW, Costello R, Skarulis MC, Csako G, Remaley A, Pacak K, Chen KY. Minimal changes in environmental temperature result in a significant increase in energy expenditure and changes in the hormonal homeostasis in healthy adults. Eur J Endocrinol. 2010 Dec; 163 (6; 2010 Dec; 163):863-72. [Full Text/Abstract]
Rothney MP, Brychta RJ, Meade NN, Chen KY, Buchowski MS. Validation of the ActiGraph two-regression model for predicting energy expenditure. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Sep; 42 (42; 2010 Sep; 9):1785-92. [Full Text/Abstract]
Tamboli RA, Hossain HA, Marks PA, Eckhauser AW, Rathmacher JA, Phillips SE, Buchowski MS, Chen KY, Abumrad NN. Body composition and energy metabolism following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Sep; 18 (2010 Sep; 9; 18):1718-24. [Full Text/Abstract]
Brychta R, Wohlers E, Moon J, Chen K. Energy expenditure: measurement of human metabolism. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. 2010 Jan-Feb; 29 (29; 1; 2010 Jan-Feb):42-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
Rothney MP, Brychta RJ, Schaefer EV, Chen KY, Skarulis MC. Body composition measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry half-body scans in obese adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Jun; 17 (6; 17; 2009 Jun):1281-6. [Full Text/Abstract]
Brychta RJ, Rothney MP, Skarulis MC, Chen KY. Optimizing energy expenditure detection in human metabolic chambers. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009; 2009 (2009):6864-8. [Full Text/Abstract]
Rothney MP, Schaefer EV, Neumann MM, Choi L, Chen KY. Validity of physical activity intensity predictions by ActiGraph, Actical, and RT3 accelerometers. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Aug; 16 (8; 16; 2008 Aug):1946-52. [Full Text/Abstract]
Matthews CE, Chen KY, Freedson PS, Buchowski MS, Beech BM, Pate RR, Troiano RP. Amount of time spent in sedentary behaviors in the United States, 2003-2004. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Apr 1; 167 (7; 2008 Apr 1; 167):875-81. [Full Text/Abstract]
Rothney MP, Neumann M, Béziat A, Chen KY. An artificial neural network model of energy expenditure using nonintegrated acceleration signals. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2007 Oct; 103 (2007 Oct; 4; 103):1419-27. [Full Text/Abstract]
Shibao C, Gamboa A, Diedrich A, Ertl AC, Chen KY, Byrne DW, Farley G, Paranjape SY, Davis SN, Biaggioni I. Autonomic contribution to blood pressure and metabolism in obesity. Hypertension. 2007 Jan; 49 (49; 2007 Jan; 1):27-33. [Full Text/Abstract]
Chen KY, Bassett DR Jr. The technology of accelerometry-based activity monitors: current and future. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Nov; 37 (11 Suppl; 2005 Nov; 37):S490-500. [Full Text/Abstract]