Distinguished Professor Wei J. Chen, MD, ScD


Current Affiliation

Distinguished Investigator & Director
Center for Neuropsychiatric Research
National Health Research Institutes

Distinguished Professor
Department of Public Health & Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
College of Public Health
National Taiwan University


Academic Degrees

Degree Department and Organization Date
ScD Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Harvard University 1988.8 - 1992.7
MS Departments of Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Harvard University 1986.8 - 1988.7
MD School of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University 1977.8 - 1984.7

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 Specialty

  • Psychiatry
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Clinical Medicine

Academic Appointments

Full-time Appointments

Title Department and Organization Date
Distinguished Investigator & Director Center for Neuropsychiatric Research, National Health Research Institutes 2020.1 - Present
Distinguished Professor Department of Public Health & Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 2010.8 - Present
Dean College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 2011.8 - 2017.7
Acting Director Master of Public Health Degree Program, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 2009.8 - 2011.7
Acting Director Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 2008.8 - 2011.7
Associate Dean College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 2005.8 - 2011.7
Chairman Department of Public Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 2005.8 - 2011.7
Director Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 1998.8 - 2004.7
Acting Director Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 1997.8- 1998.7
Professor Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 1997.8 - 2010.7
Associate Professor Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 1993.8 - 1997.7
Lecturer Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 1993.2 - 1993.7
Post-doc Fellow Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Harvard University 1992.7 - 1993.1

Clinical Experience

Title Department and Organization Date
Second Lieutenant Medical Officer R.O.C. Army 1984.8 - 1986.5
Rotating Internship National Taiwan University Hospital, Provincial Taoyuan Hospital, and Municipal Taipei Women's & Children's Hospital 1983.7 - 1984.6
Rotating Clerkship National Taiwan University Hospital 1981.8 - 1983.6

Editorial Boards

Title Organization Date
Field Editor American Journal of Medical Genetics B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics 1993 - Present
Board Member Editorial Advisory Board, MicroRNA 2012 - Present
Deputy Editor Taiwan Journal of Public Health 2003 - 2005
Board Member Formosa Journal of Mental Health 1998 - 2002
Board Member Formosan Journal of Medicine 1994 - 1998

Awards and Honors

Title Organization Date
Excellent Performance in the Anti-Drug Project Certificate of Merit issued by Executive Yuan (No. 1080018544) June 26, 2019
Distinguished Professor National Taiwan University 2010.8 - Present
Outstanding Research Award National Science Council 2009 - 2012 (3-year award)
Distinguished Professor College of Public Health, National Taiwan University 2007.8 - 2010.7
Outstanding Research Award National Science Council 2003 - 2006 (3-year award)
The 11th Ching-Hsing Medical Award Ching-Hsing Foundation (a nonprofit foundation for the cultivation and promotion of young talents in medical and public health research) 2000
The 35th Outstanding Young Persons Junior Chamber International in Taiwan 1997
Excellent Research Award National Science Council 1993 - 2002
Government Scholarship for Studying Abroad Ministry of Education 1986 - 1989
Book Award for academic excellence (Top 5%) School of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University 1979, 1984