Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Rapid economic and industrial development during the past decades has resulted in a severe deterioration of environmental qualities in Taiwan. Consequently, adverse health effects implicated by exposures to these environmental pollutions are among top of public concerns. In addition, southern Taiwan has long inherited some very unique environmental and occupational exposures rarely seen in other parts of the country. It makes it even more imperative and meaningful for our Department, essentially the most comprehensive one in southern Taiwan in terms of its areas of technical expertise for investigating issues of environmental and occupational health, to commit ourselves in educating and training of professionals in this regard. Established in 1987, this Department began offering Master degree program in 1995, and Doctoral program in 2002. For a better-focused curriculum, four divisions were designed accordingly, including Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Exposure Assessment, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Analysis. Physicians and those with clinical backgrounds are also encouraged to register into the division of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. Our department has a total of 10 faculty members and over 50 graduate students. We are active both in teaching and research. We offered more than 30 courses to comply with our student’s interests. In research, more than $200 million of grant money was brought in since 1995. Finally, our alumni are active in a variety of fields such as academics, government agency, and industry.

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Taiwan Medicine & Life Sciences
Sesame Oil Medicine & Life Sciences
Arsenic Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Mass spectrometry Chemical Compounds
Apoptosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Cells Chemical Compounds
Drinking Water Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1995 2020

Research Output 1988 2020

Halogenated Diphenyl Ethers
Aquatic ecosystems
Dibutyl Phthalate
1 Citation (Scopus)

AKT-mediated phosphorylation enhances protein stability and transcription activity of ZNF322A to promote lung cancer progression

Liao, S. Y., Kuo, I. Y., Chen, Y. T., Liao, P. C., Liu, Y. F., Wu, H. Y., Lai, W. W. & Wang, Y. C., 2019 Oct 10, In : Oncogene. 38, 41, p. 6723-6736 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Protein Stability
Lung Neoplasms
Cyclin D1
Chromatin Immunoprecipitation

A new histone deacetylase inhibitor enhances radiation sensitivity through the induction of misfolded protein aggregation and autophagy in triple-negative breast cancer

Chiu, H. W., Yeh, Y. L., Ho, S. Y., Wu, Y. H., Wang, B. J., Huang, W. J., Ho, Y. S., Wang, Y. J., Chen, L. C. & Tu, S. H., 2019 Nov, In : Cancers. 11, 11, 1703.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Radiation Tolerance


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Shu-Hui Chen (Manager), Pao-Chi Liao (Manager) & 庭恩 黃 (Operator)

Instrument Development Center

Facility/equipment: EquipmentInstrument Development Center


Student theses

1 3-丁二烯、丙烯?、苯乙烯製造及使用勞工多重暴露之健康風險評估

Author: 孟禹, 吳., 2014 Aug 28

Supervisor: Lee, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

A long-term quality-of-care score for predicting complications in type 2 diabetic patients

Author: 璧伊, 李., 2018 Jul 4

Supervisor: Guo, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Ambient air pollution exposure and risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: 叔源, 王., 2016 Aug 23

Supervisor: Guo, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis