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Meei-shia Chen
Professor

No. 1, University Road, Department of Public Health College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
Office: +886-6-2353535 ext 5601/5571
fax: +886-6-2359033
Email: mschen@mail.ncku.edu.tw
Background:
Ph.D.       in Community Health Education and Health Behavior, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, Illinois, August, 1981.
M.P.H.     with concentration in Health Education, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, May, 1978.
B.S.          in Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, May, 1973.
Work experiences:
Professor , Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, since August 1996. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in public health, the sociology of health and illness, the political economy of health and health care, international health, and comparative health care systems, and conduct research in workers’ health, medicalization of the public health system, health policy, globalization and health, comparative health care systems, and health inequality.
President, Taiwan Association for Promoting Public Health, Since 2008.
Director and Founding Chairperson, Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, August 1997 July 2003. Coordinated the development and was the first chairperson of the graduate program in public health.
Assistant and Associate Professor, The Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy, School of Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago, October 1988 – July 1996. Taught graduate courses and conducted research in sociology of health and illness, political economy of health and health care, cross-national comparative methodology, and comparative health care systems.
Social Survey Director, International Collaborative Study of Oral Health Outcomes (ICS II), the World Health Organization (WHO), July 1987 - August 1995. Designed the conceptual framework and the methodology of the ICS II; developed the protocol, questionnaires, and field training materials; and conducted comparative analysis of the major determinants of the oral health status among the seven ICS II participating countries. ICS II is an eight year international dental study conducted by WHO in collaboration with The University of Chicago.
Research Associate, Center for Health Administration Studies, The University of Chicago, January 1986 – July 1996. Directed research projects in health services utilization, health status, and cross-national health care systems.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin. September 1981   December 1985. Taught graduate and undergraduate courses in community health (Health Planning and Evaluation, Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Concepts of Healthful Living, Field Work in Health, Issues in International Health, Comparative Health Care Systems, Advanced Issues in International Health, and Foundations of Health Education) and conducted research on health behavior.
Coordinator, International Health Education Programs, Department of Physical and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin. September 1981   December 1985. Developed and coordinated a graduate program in International Health Education Studies.
Expertise:
Political economy of health and medicine
Health policy
Sociology of health and medicine
International health
Research methodology
Courses instructed:
The political economy of health and health care
The craft of research and qualitative methods
Neo-liberalism and public health
Advanced issues in public health
Award:
Distinguished professor, National Cheng Kung University, since 2004.
Outstanding research award, National Science Council, 1999.
Research award ( type A), National Science Council, 1998.
Research award ( type A), National Science Council, 1997.
Research Career Development Award of the U.S. National Institute of Dental Research, National Institute of Health, July 1988 - June 1993.
Grant:
A comparative study of the role of the state, capital, and labor in China's industrial health and safety: Taiwanese- and Hong Kong-invested vs. State-owned Enterprises. Since August 2009 Funding supported by the National Science Council in Taiwan.
Occupational Injuries and Diseases in China from the Victim's Perspective: the Role of the State, Capital, and Labor. August 2006 – July 2009. Funding supported by the National Science Council in Taiwan.
Workers’ Participation and Their Health and Safety Protection in China’s Transitional Industrial Economy: In-depth Cases study. August 2003 – July 2006. Funding supported by the National Science Council in Taiwan.
Occupational Health and Safety in the People’s Republic of China: The State, Management, and Labor in Historical-sociological Perspective. August 2001 – July 2003. Funding supported by the National Science Council in Taiwan. 
Historical Experiences and State Policy toward Traditional Chinese Medicine: the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China. August 1999 – July 2001. Funding supported by the National Science Council in Taiwan. 
A Historical Sociological Study of State Policy Toward Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Republic of China and the People’s Republic of China. August 1996 – July 1999. Funding supported by the National Science Council in Taiwan.
Disparities in Oral Health Outcomes: A Cross-national Comparison. October 1995 – August 1998. Funding supported by the National Institute of Dental Research.
Determinants of Oral Health in Older Persons. July 1991 - June 1995. A four-year subcontract from the University of California at Los Angeles. Funding from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
An Analytical and Theoretical Study of Oral Health. December 1988 - November 1993. Funding supported by the National Institute of Dental Research.
Dental Health: A Cross-National Analysis of Determinants. July 1988 - June 1993. Funding supported by a National Institute of Dental Research.
International Collaborative Study of Oral Health Outcomes (ICS II). July 1987 - June 1995. Funding from the World Health Organization.
LISREL Analysis of Causal Models of Health Services Utilization. Funding supported by the University Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin.
Dentists' Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices in Preventive Dentistry: A Statewide Survey. November 1983 - May 1985. Funding supported by the University Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin.
Linear Structural Relationships (LISREL) between Preventive Dental Behavior, Dental Perceptions, and Socioeconomic Characteristics. Funding supported by the University Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin.
Address: 1 University Road, Tainan, TAIWAN 701     Phone: +886-6-2353535 EXT 5561 or 5562     FAX:+886-6-2359033     Email:em75561@email.ncku.edu.tw
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