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Susan C. Hu


No. 1, University Road, Department of Public Health College of Medicine, 
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
Office: +886-6-2353535 ext 5599/5865
fax: +886-6-3366361
Email: shuhu@mail.ncku.edu.tw

Susan C HU                      

Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, USA.

Work Experiences
Professor, Dept. of Public Health, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Public Health, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan.
Director, Healthy City Research Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan

Brief Biography
Prof. Hu's specialty is health behavior and health promotion. She is the earliest public health scholar in Taiwan who continues to invest in healthy city projects and is also a senior actor and pioneer in the field of community health promotion in this country. The healthy city project she promoted in Tainan city is particularly well-known. With Professor Hu's guidance and help, the concept of healthy city has been adopted in many counties and cities in Taiwan and has thus won many international innovation awards. Also, Professor Hu's health promotion expertise focuses on research related to tobacco and alcohol prevention, healthy eating, and physical activity. In recent years, she has also engaged in studies on the health of the elderly, including age-friendly cities, active aging, and the impact of retirement planning on elder's health.

Health Behavior and Health Promotion
Healthy Cities/Healthy Communities Research
Health Psychology
Behavioral Epidemiology

Courses Instructed
Health Promotion Theory & Practice     
Healthy Cities and Community Building
Program Planning and Evaluation in Public Health

Outstanding Alumni, Hsin-Chu Girl’s High School, 1995.
Research Award, National Science Council, 1997, 1998.
Mu-Twou Academic Award, China Education Society, 2001.
Principle Investigator Award, National Science Council, 2002-2004, 2006.

Academic Services
Reviewer, Chinese Journal of Health Education and Health Promotion, Chinese Journal of School Health, Taiwanese Journal of Public Health.
Committee member, National Officer Examination, the Examination Yuan, ROC.
Advisor, Bureau of Health, Tainan city.
Consultant, Tainan City Government, Kinmen County Government.
Consultant, Division of Community Health, Bureau of Health Promotion, Minister of Health, Taiwan.

Research Output/ Projects