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Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku
Assistant Professor

No. 1, University Road, Department of Public Health College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
Office: +886-6-2353535 ext 5565
fax: +886-6-2359033
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management
Minor: Decision Science
DUKE UNIVERSITY, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy   May, 2005
Master of Public Policy (MPP)    
Certificate in Health Policy
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY (NTU)              June, 2003                                
B.A. in Economics and Minor in Law
Work experiences:
Aug 2012 - present Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Assistant Professor

Sept 2011- July 2011 Institute of Gerontology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Postdoctoral Fellow

Aug 2006-June 2007 Center for Health Insurance Research, School of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Research Assistant

June 2005-July 2006 National Health Insurance (NHI) Taskforce, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, ROC
Associate Policy Analyst
Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku, PhD is an assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan. Her research interests include health services research and health economics, especially on the healthcare utilization and long-term care of the elderly. Ku is the principal investigator (PI) of several research projects on persons with dementia and their caregivers that has led to several publications on the care costs and caregiver burden of dementia in Taiwan. She is also interested in research on elder financial abuse. Ku teaches courses in methods of health technology assessments (HTA) and health policy for graduate students in Public Health.
Courses instructed:
1.Health care policy analysis and evaluation
2.Health policy: theory and practice
3.Health Economics
4.Economics evaluations in health care

 Studying Abroad Scholarship, Ministry of Education of Taiwan, 2004-2005
Project name Role Funding agency Period
1. Social impact assessment of elderly with cognitive impairment: a case study of the financial industry using survey methods (MOST 107-2314-B-006-060) PI Ministry of Science and Technology 2018/08/01~2019/07/31
2. Factors associated with potentially avoidable hospitalizations and healthcare costs of patients' with dementia (MOST 106-2314-B-006-028) PI Ministry of Science and Technology 2017/08/01~2018/07/31
3.Estimation of Disease Progression and Long-Term Care Needs of dementia patients in Taiwan (MOST 105-2628-B-006-011)
PI Ministry of Science and Technology 2016/08/01~2017/07/31
4.Project of Active Ageing Database Integration, Value-Added Analysis and Project Management- (Project 2) (MOHW104-HPA-H-114-114705) PI Health Promotion Administration, MOHW 2015/01~2018/12
5.Predictors of subjective and objective measures of caregiver burden among dementia caregivers (MOST 104-2410-H-006-101) PI Ministry of Science and Technology 2015/08/01~2016/07/31
6.Cost of illness of dementia in Taiwan (NSC 102-2410-H-006 -001 -SS2) PI National Science Council 2013/04/01~2015/07/31
7.The Disease Burden of Influenza and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Its Prevention Strategy in Taiwan Co-PI Center for Disease Control, MOH 2014/1/1~2014/12/31
8.Estimation of Life Expectancy, Disability Trajectory, and Lifetime Medical Care Costs by Health State Profiles among the Elderly in Taiwan PI NCKU Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences 2012/8/1~2014/7/31

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