No. 1, University Road, Department of Public Health College of Medicine,
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
Office: +886-6-2353535 ext 5600/5869
- Ph.D. (Epidemiology), University of Pittsburgh, USA (2007-2011)
- M.S. (Environmental Sciences), University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, USA (2005-2007)
- B.S. (Public Health), Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan (2000-2004)
- Chair, Department of Health Care Management, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (2021.08 - 2022.07)
- Professor, Department of Health Care Management, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (2020.08 - 2022.07)
- Visiting scholar, Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM) (2016.07 - 2016.12)
- Associate professor, Department of Health Care Management, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (2016.02 - 2020.07)
- Assistant professor, Department of Health Care Management, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (2013.02 - 2016.01)
- Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles (2011.03 - 2013.01)
I have a broad background in epidemiology, with extensive training and expertise in environmental epidemiology and nationwide claims data analyses. During my study at the University of Pittsburgh, I was trained as an environmental epidemiologist and heavily involved in research related to the health effects of air pollution on birth outcomes. After joining Dr. Ritz’s research group at UCLA as a postdoc, I received genetic statistical training and began working on genetics of Parkinson’s disease. After returning to Taiwan, I started to analyze Taiwanese nationwide claim data again with a focus on birth outcomes and Parkinson’s disease.
- Maternal and child health
- Parkinson’s disease
- Air pollution
- Secondary data analysis
- Since 2016, I was invited to L'institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM) as a visiting scholar almost every summer and join the team of“Exposome, heredity, cancer, and health” Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health and collaborate with the team leader Dr. Alexis Elbaz extensively on Parkinson’s disease related topics.
- I have long-term collaboration with Dr. Julia Heck at University of North Texas on several projects related to maternal exposure/condition and childhood cancer risk.
- Our team participates in the international collaboration of “the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA)” project which project funded by NASA aimed to study the influences of air pollution on human health via satellite instrument.
Advanced Public Health
- 2014 National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences Campus Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Mentoring.
- 2016 National Science and Technology Subsidy for Short-Term Research Abroad for Technologists
- 2014-2021 National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences Campus Award for Outstanding Research Papers
- 2016-2021 National Science and Technology for Special Outstanding Talent Award