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Yu-Wen Chien

Associate Professor

No. 1, University Road, Department of Public Health College of Medicine,
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
Office: +886-6-2353535 ext.5601
fax: +886-6-2359033
Email: yuwenchien@mail.ncku.edu.tw


2007 - 2011      Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology, Emory University,
                         Atlanta, GA, USA
2005 - 2007      Master of Science in Public Health, Emory University,
                         Atlanta, GA, USA
1997 - 2004      Bachelor of Medicine (equivalent to M.D.),
                         National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

Work Experiences
2020/08- present
Associate Professor, Dept. of Public Health, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
2015- 2020/07
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public Health, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
2012 - 2015         
Resident Physician, Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,
National Cheng-Kung University Hospital, Tainan City, Taiwan


My expertise lies in infectious disease epidemiology. Early research topics focused on the epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumonia, investigating its interaction with other common respiratory pathogens, particularly with influenza viruses during influenza pandemics. Since arriving at the Department of Public Health at the National Cheng Kung University in the Fall of 2015, my research focuses have changed to dengue fever and other mosquito-borne infectious diseases, including serosurveys in the community and newly arrived migrant workers, mathematical models, potential long-term health effects of dengue virus infection and pathogenesis of dengue fever.

2.Infectious disease epidemiology
3.Occupational Medicine

Courses Instructed
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Advanced Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Epidemiological Analysis
Principles of Epidemiology
Modern Epidemiology

2005 Taiwan Merit Scholarship; National Science Council, Ministry of Education, and Council of Economic Planning & Development 

Research Output/ Projects