Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Public Health was established in 1983 to train public health professionals in improving population health through teaching, research, and service. In 2000, the department expanded its program to graduate level students, followed by a doctoral program in 2008. The Department of Public Health inaugurated the Master of Public Health degree program in 2015 that prepares healthcare professionals for leadership in addressing public health problems.  The Department of Public Health is currently sub-divided into Health Policy and Epidemiology branches. The diverse course offerings of the Department are currently open to all College of Medicine undergraduate students of medicine, medical technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and nursing, as well as graduate-level students of the Department. The Department of Public Health’s faculty consists of eight full-time professors, including three full professors, one associate professor, and four assistant professors who work with sixty-one masters level and twenty doctoral level students to improve public health. Our research focuses on four areas: health policy, community health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. In the area of health policy, our major efforts will be directed to health policies related to the National Health Insurance. We have developed several community health-related research and service projects and will further expand these projects, aiming to address the community health problems unique to southern Taiwan. For the component of public health methodology, we emphasize both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Our endeavor is to develop a strong center of methodology that will not only serve the faculty at the college but also contribute to the advancement of research methodology in the field of public health in Taiwan.

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Taiwan Medicine & Life Sciences
Cohort Studies Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Mortality Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality of Life Medicine & Life Sciences
National Health Programs Medicine & Life Sciences
Confidence Intervals Medicine & Life Sciences
Incidence Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1996 2020

Research Output 1981 2019

A cohort study of age and sex specific risk of pyogenic liver abscess incidence in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Ko, M. C., Lin, W-H., Martini, S., Chang, Y. H., Chiu, C. T. & Li, C-Y., 2019 Apr 1, In : Medicine. 98, 17, p. e15366

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pyogenic Liver Abscess
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cohort Studies
Confidence Intervals
Activities of Daily Living

Adverse Drug Reaction Risk Measures: A Comparison of Estimates from Drug Surveillance and Randomised Trials

Beau-Lejdstrom, R., Crook, S., Spanu, A., Yu, T. & Puhan, M. A., 2019 Aug 1, In : Pharmaceutical Medicine. 33, 4, p. 331-339 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Odds Ratio
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Randomized Controlled Trials
United States Food and Drug Administration

Student theses


Author: 資芸, 邱., 2015 Feb 13

Supervisor: Wang, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Bidirectional association between diabetes mellitus and acute pancreatitis

Author: 修年, 沈., 2015 Jul 3

Supervisor: Li, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Effect of 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPSV23) Administrated to Elderly Cancer Patients

Author: 文彥, 邱., 2018 Aug 2

Supervisor: Li, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis