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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    Research Output

    Age at menopause and mortality in Taiwan: A cohort analysis

    Shen, T. Y., Strong, C. & Yu, T., 2020 Jun, In : Maturitas. 136, p. 42-48 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Anal human papillomavirus and its associations with abnormal anal cytology among men who have sex with men

    Wu, P. F., Hang, J. F., Strong, C., Chen, S. J., Lin, L. Y., Chen, S. S., Lai, C. R., Ku, S. W. W. & Lee, M. H., 2020 Feb 21, In : Scientific reports. 10, 1, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A population-based study on the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus in association with temperature in Taiwan

    Su, W. L., Lu, C. L., Martini, S., Hsu, Y. H. & Li, C. Y., 2020 Apr 20, In : Science of the Total Environment. 714, 136747.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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