Contact Informationphoto

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Preventive medicine and epidemiology
  • Geriatric epidemiology (dementia, cognition, retinal and brain images)
  • Osteoporosis and prostate cancer epidemiology
  • Human genome epidemiology
  • Environmental epidemiology (air pollutants), analytical chemistry

Education

  • Doctor of Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA (1998 - 2001)
  • Mast of Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA (1996-1998)

Professional Experiences

  • Associate Director, Department of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2017 - 2021)
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2012 - 2017)
  • Associate Director, Program of Master of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2013 - 2017)
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2010 - 2012)
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2008 - 2010)
  • Research Fellow, Research Center for Genes, Environment and Human Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2007 - 2016)
  • Research assistant professor, Institute of Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2007 - 2008)
  • Project coordinator & Research fellow, Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2004 - 2006)
  • Visiting Scientist (10/2003 to 6/2006) and Research Fellow (6/2001 to 10/2003), Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
  • Co-Principle Investigator (10/2003 to 2010) and Research Scientist (10/2001 to 5/2003), Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, National Health Research Institutes, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Postdoctoral fellow, National Health Research Institutes, Taipei, Taiwan (2001 - 2003)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA (2001 - 2003)

Honor & Awards

  • Academic Achievement Award, National Taiwan University (2009 - present)
  • Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) (2005)
    AACR Conference "Oncogenomics 2005: Dissecting Cancer through Genome Research"
  • The Best Paper Award of Professor Tung-Jung Hsu, Journal of the Environmental Protection
    Society of the Republic of China (1996)
  • Journal of the Environmental Protection Society of the Republic of China (1996)

Honor & Awards for Postdoctoral Fellow and Students

  • Excellent Thesis Award, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University. Dr. Pei-Hsuan Weng (6/2016)
  • Li-Fu Medical Research Foundation Award, Taiwan Dementia Society. Yun-Chun Wu (10/2015)
  • 2015 Merck Sharp & Dohme Excellent Thesis Award, Taiwan Geriatric Society. Dr. Pei-Hsuan Weng (6/2015)
  • Excellent Awards, Poster Exhibit, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University: Yu-Ting Wang and Shou-Wei Lin (5/2015)
  • Excellent Master Thesis Award, Taiwan Epidemiology Association. Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University: Dr. Ying-Shu You (10.2014)
  • The Best Poster Award, Taiwan Osteoporosis Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan: Dr. Jen-Hau Chen (8/2013)
  • Excellent Awards, Poster Exhibit, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University: Tung-Jin Lee (6/2013)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University. Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University: Pei-Sung Hsu (6/2013)
  • Best Attending Physician Award, National Taiwan University Medical College Alumni Association of North America. Dr. Jen-Hau Chen (2012)
  • Research Grant for Independent Study, Taiwan Epidemiology Association: Helen Fu (5/2012)
  • Excellent Awards, The 3rd Poster Exhibit, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University: Ying-Shu You (6/2012)
  • Best master thesis award, Taiwan Public Health Association, Taiwan Epidemiology Association, Taiwanese Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion Association 2011 Joint Annual Meeting and Symposium. Dr. Kun-Pei Lin (10/2012)
  • Excellent Thesis Award, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University. Dr. Kun-Pei Lin (6/2012)
  • Research Outstanding Award, Research Center for Genomic Medicine, National Taiwan University, 2011 Summer Internship (Area: Genetic Epidemiology). Ming-Chieh Shih (School of Medicine, NTU) (2011/10)
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University. Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University: Dr. Pei-Hsuan Weng (6/2011)
  • Yun-Chun Wu (independent study, undergraduate student) won the Research Grant for Independent Study (Area: Public Health), Department of Health. (2010/3)
  • Research Outstanding Award (Area: Genetic Epidemiology), Research Center for Genomic Medicine, National Taiwan University, 2010 Summer Internship. Department of Medicine, NTU: Ming-Shan Huang (10/2010)
  • Scholar-in-Training Award, The 101st American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting. Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Yi-Ling Huang (4/2010)
  • Outstanding and Excellent Awards, The 2nd Poster Exhibit, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University
    1. Outstanding Award: Chien -Lin Mao(6/2011)
    2. Excellent Award: Drs. Pei-Hsuan Weng and I-Ching Lee
  • Outstanding and Excellent Awards, The 1nd Poster Exhibit, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, NTU: Yen-Ling Lin (5/2010)

Licensure/Certification

  • Certified National Qualification Examination as an Environmental Engineer, Taiwan (1995)

Editorial Board Member

  • Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Groups) (2014-)
  • Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Care (CMPHC) (2014-)
  • Austin Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology (2013-)
  • ISRN Genetics (2012-)
  • World Journal of Urology (2011-)
  • ISRN Urology (2010-)

Membership

  • Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) (2013 - )
  • American Association for Cancer Research, AACR (2004 - )
  • AACR/Molecular Epidemiology group, AACR/MEG (2004 - )
  • American Geriatric Medicine (2006 - )
  • Taiwan Epidemiology Society (2003 - )
  • Taiwan Public Health Association (2008 - )
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, ISEE (1998 - )

Teaching

  • Epidemiological Study of Aging and the Elderly
  • Special Topics in Preventive Medicine
  • Principle of Epidemiology
  • Principle of Epidemiology: Practice of Data Analysis
  • Contemporary Research Topics in Epidemiology
  • General Concepts of Preventive Medicine
  • Introduction to Preventive Medicine
  • Seminar on Practice of Preventive Medicine
  • Thesis Writing on Preventive Medicine
  • Advanced Theory of Preventive Medicine (I)
  • Advanced Seminar of Preventive Medicine (II)
  • Research Methods in Public Health
  • Practice Seminar in Public Health
  • Public Health: Perspectives and Prospects
  • Special Topics in Public Health
  • Field Practice in Public Health