Qiran Chen

Qiran Chen, PHD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: Department of Environmental and Global Health
Business Phone: (352) 273-9188
Business Email: chenqiran@ufl.edu

About Qiran Chen

Dr. Qiran Chen received her B.S. degree in Biological Science from Nankai University in 2012, a M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Indiana University in 2014 and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health from Indiana University Bloomington in 2020 (mentor James E Klaunig and Kan Shao). Before joining the University of Florida, Dr. Chen was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine at Kansas State University.

Dr. Chen’s research has focused on the human risk assessment of environmental chemicals and nanoparticles using the advanced computational methodologies. Her studies have received several awards, including the Andersen-Clewell Trainee Award of the Risk Assessment Specialty Section, and the Dharm V. Singh Carcinogenesis Graduate Student Award of the Carcinogenesis Specialty Section in the Society of Toxicology in 2020.


Dharm V. Singh Carcinogenesis Graduate Student Award of the Year 2020
2020 · Carcinogenesis Specialty Section, Society of Toxicology
Andersen-Clewell Trainee Award of the Year 2020
2019 · Risk Assessment Specialty Section, Society of Toxicology
Student Merit Award
2017 · Dose-Response Specialty Group, Society of Risk Analysis

Research Profile

Dr. Chen’s research has focused on the risk assessment of environmental chemicals and nanoparticles with advanced computational methodologies. The computational methodologies include physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling, toxicogenomics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



An artificial intelligence-assisted physiologically-based pharmacokinetic model to predict nanoparticle delivery to tumors in mice.
Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society. 361:53-63 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jconrel.2023.07.040. [PMID] 37499908.
Meta-Analysis of Nanoparticle Distribution in Tumors and Major Organs in Tumor-Bearing Mice.
ACS nano. 17(20):19810-19831 [DOI] 10.1021/acsnano.3c04037. [PMID] 37812732.
Pharmacokinetics and tumor delivery of nanoparticles
Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. 83 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jddst.2023.104404. [PMID] 38037664.
Pharmacokinetics, tissue residue depletion, and withdrawal interval estimations of florfenicol in goats following repeated subcutaneous administrations
Food and Chemical Toxicology. 181 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fct.2023.114098.
Quantitative Integration of Mode of Action Information in Dose-Response Modeling and POD Estimation for Nonmutagenic Carcinogens: A Case Study of TCDD.
Environmental health perspectives. 131(12) [DOI] 10.1289/EHP12677. [PMID] 38157272.
Integration of Toxicogenomics and Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling in Human Health Risk Assessment of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate.
Environmental science & technology. 56(6):3623-3633 [DOI] 10.1021/acs.est.1c06479. [PMID] 35194992.
Toxicokinetics, dose–response, and risk assessment of nanomaterials: Methodology, challenges, and future perspectives
WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology. 14(6) [DOI] 10.1002/wnan.1808. [PMID] 36416026.
Quantifying association between liver tumor incidence and early-stage liver weight increase – An NTP data analysis.
Toxicology reports. 6:674-682 [DOI] 10.1016/j.toxrep.2019.07.001. [PMID] 31360640.
Association of herbal/botanic supplement use with quality of life, recurrence, and survival in newly diagnosed stage II colon cancer patients: A 2-y follow-up study.
Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.). 54:1-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nut.2018.02.002. [PMID] 29674230.


Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Health
2020 · Indiana University Bloomington
Master of Public Health in Epidemiology
2014 · Indiana University Bloomington
Bachelor of Science in Biological Science
2012 · Nankai University, China

Contact Details

(352) 273-9188
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100188