Academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Senior Research Professor at the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
Dr. Junshi Chen graduated from the Department of Public Health, Beijing Medical College in 1956 and has since been engaged in nutrition and food safety research for more than 50 years at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing (formerly the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine). Since 2011, he is the Senior Research Professor at the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment.
Dr. Chen has served as the Deputy Director, Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine (1987-1998); Vice President, Chinese Society of Toxicology (1998-2005); Chair, Codex Committee for Food Additives (CCFA, 2007-2017); Chair, 1st National Food Safety Risk Assessment Expert Committee (2009-2019); Vice Chair and Chief Scientist, 1st National Food Standard Review Committee (2010-2019); and Co-convenor, UN Inter-agency Coordinating Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG, 2017-2019).
Dr. Chen's research interests include: Food safety risk assessment & risk communication; food toxicology; epidemiological studies on diet, nutrition and chronic diseases; food fortification; and chronic disease management and exercise is medicine (EIM).
Recently, Dr. Chen was appointed Chief Scientist of the 2nd China National Food Safety Standard Review Committee and Chair of the Advisory Committee of the 2nd China National Food Safety Risk Assessment Expert Committee. His other social responsibilities include: Deputy Chair, Expert Committee, Food Safety Committee of China’s State Council; Honorary President, Chinese Society of Toxicology; and Director, International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Focal Point in China.