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 2020

Estimation of Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy of Oral Cancer Patients: Integration of Lifetime Survival With Repeated Quality-of-Life Measurements

Chung, C. H., Hu, T. H., Wang, J. D. & Hwang, J. S., 2020 May, In : Value in Health Regional Issues. 21, p. 59-65 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mouth Neoplasms
Life Expectancy
Quality of Life
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Longitudinal Studies
Cohort Studies
Opportunistic Infections

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