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Professor Wei J. Chen

M.D., Sc.D.


Current affiliation

College of Public Health, National Taiwan University
Professor, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Education Background

  • Sc.D., Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health (1988-1992)
  • MS, Departments of Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health (1986-1988)
  • M.D., College of Medicine, National Taiwan University (1977-1984)

Professional Specialty

  • Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Clinical Medicine

Professional Experience

  • Professional Appointment
     
    • Dean, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University (2011-2017)
    • Associate Dean, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University (2005-2011)
    • Chairman, Department of Public Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University (2005-2011)
    • Professor, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University (1997-present)
    • Director, Graduate Institute of Epidemiology, National Taiwan University (1997-2004)
    • Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Epidemiology, National Taiwan University (1993-1997)
    • Lecturer, Graduate Institute of Epidemiology, National Taiwan University (1993)
    • Post-doc, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Harvard University (1992-1993)
       
  • Clinical Experience
     
    • Second Lieutenant Medical Officer, R.O.C. Army (1984-1986)
    • Rotating Internship in National Taiwan University Hospital, Provincial Taojeng Hospital, and Municipal Taipei Women's & Children's Hospital ( 1983-1984)
    • Rotating Clerkship in National Taiwan University Hospital (1981-1983)

Editorial Board

  • Editorial Advisory Board, MicroRNA (2012-Present)
  • Field Editor in Taiwan, American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics section) (1993-Present)
  • Deputy Editor, TaiwanJournal of Public Health (2003-2005)
  • Board Member, Formosa Journal of Mental Health (1998-Present)
  • Board Member, Formosan Journal of Medicine (1994-1998)

Committee

  • 41th APACPH Conference - Scientific Committee Chair (3-6 Dec 2009, Taipei, Taiwan; 32 countries, 695 abstracts submitted)
  • Advisory Committee, National Health Research Institute
  • Advisory Committee, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Medicin, National Health Research Institute
  • Advisory Committee, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, National Health Research Institute
  • Scientific Review Committee, National Health Research Institute (1999-2000)
  • Final Review Committee, National Science Council (1998-2000)
  • Scientific Review Committee, National Health Research Institute (1998-)

Licensure and Certification

  • The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification (1986)
  • Licensed Public Health Doctor, Taiwan (1985-Present)
  • Licensed Physician, Taiwan (1984-Present)

Professional and Club Membership

  • Member, The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification
  • Member, Licensed Public Health Doctor, Taiwan
  • Member, Licensed Physician, Taiwan

Awards and Honors

  • Lifetime Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University (since 2010)
  • Outstanding Research Award, 2009 (3-year award), National Science Council, Taiwan (2009-2012)
  • Distinguished Professor, 2007 (3-year award), National Taiwan University (2007-2010)
  • Outstanding Research Award, 2003 (3-year award), National Science Council, Taiwan (2003-2006)
  • The 11th Ching-Hsing Medical Award, 2000, Ching-Hsing Foundation, Taiwan (2000)
  • Outstanding Young Persons, The 35th, Junior Chamber International in Taiwan (1997)
  • Excellent Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan (1993-2000)
  • Scholarship for Graduate Study in the U.S.A., Ministry of Education, Taiwan (1986-1989)
  • Twice winner of Book Coupon Award (only students among the top five percent of each department are entitled to), National Taiwan University (1979, 1984)