No. 1, University Road, Department of Public Health College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
2005-06 Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2002-03 Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1999-03 Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Aug 2013 - Jul 2018 Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan
Jan – July 2013 Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
2011-12 Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
1. Adolescent health
Fellowship and Grant Support
PI $ 6,000,000 NTD 2/1/2019 – 1/31/2020
PI $ 752,000NTD 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2019
Co-PI $ 1,080,000NTD 8/1/2019 – 07/31/2020
Co-PI $ 1,273,000NTD 8/1/2019 – 07/31/2020
Co-PI $ 620,000NTD 8/1/2018 – 07/31/2019
Co-PI $ 3,095,000NTD 8/1/2016 – 07/31/2019
PI $ 3,683,150NTD 8/1/2016 – 04/30/2019
PI $ 800,000 NTD 8/1/2018 – 07/31/2019
Co-PI $ 3,000,000 NTD 8/1/2016 – 07/31/2019
PI $ 1,542,000 NTD 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2018
PI $ 700,000 NTD 8/1/2017 – 07/31/2018
Co-PI $ 16,000,000 NTD 1/21/2015 – 12/31/2018
Co-PI $ 2,419,000 NTD 1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017
Co-PI $ 2,100,000 NTD 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2017
PI $ 800,000 NTD 8/1/2016 – 07/31/2017
Co-PI $ 160,000 NTD 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016
PI $ 680,000 NTD 8/1/2015 – 07/31/2016
Co-PI $ 550,000 NTD 8/1/2015 – 07/31/2016
PI $ 418,000 NTD 4/1/2014 – 03/31/2015
Co-PI $ 100,000 NTD 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2015
*denotes corresponding author
Lin, C. Y., Tsai, M. C., Liu, C. H., Lin, Y. C., Hsieh, Y. P., & Strong, C.*(2019). Psychological Pathway from Obesity-Related Stigma to Depression via Internalized Stigma and Self-Esteem among Adolescents in Taiwan. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(22), 4410.
Poyao Huang*, Huei-Jiuan Wu, Carol Strong, Feng-Ming Jan, Ling-Wen Mao, Nai-Ying Ko, Chia-Wen Li, Chien-Yu Cheng, and Stephane Wen-Wei Ku. (2019, accepted). Unspeakable PrEP: A Qualitative Study of Sexual Communication, Problematic Integration, and Uncertainty Management among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Taiwan. Journal of Applied Communication Research.
Leung, H., Pakpour, A. H., Strong, C., Lin, Y.-C., Tsai, M.-C., Griffiths, M. D., Lin, C.-Y.*, Chen, I.-H. (2019, accepted). Measurement invariance across young adults from Hong Kong and Taiwan among three internet-related addiction scales: Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS), Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS), and Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short Form (IGDS-SF9)(Study Part A). Addictive behaviors.
Chen, I.-H., Strong, C., Lin, Y.-C., Tsai, M.-C., Leung, H., Lin, C.-Y.*, Pakpour, A. H., Griffiths, M. D. (2019, accepted). Time invariance of three ultra-brief internet-related instruments: Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS), Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS), and the nine-item Internet Gaming Disorder Scale- Short Form (IGDS-SF9) (Study Part B). Addictive Behaviors.
Strong, C.*, Yu, Y., Zou, H., Ku, W., Lee, C. & Ko, N. (2019). Sexual Network and Detection of Anogenital Human Papillomavirus in a Community Cohort of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Taiwan. Plos one, 14(5), e0216784.
Jhang KJ, Lin, YF, Tsai, M. C.*, Strong, C., Lin, Y. C., Hsieh, Y. P. & Lin, C. Y. (2019). Gender-differential associations between attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms and youth risk behaviors. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 60(5), 581-583
Tsai, M. C., Strong, C., Latner, J. D., Lin, Y. C., Pakpour, A. H., Lin, C. Y.*, & Wang, S. M. (2019). Attitudes toward and beliefs about obese persons across Hong Kong and Taiwan: wording effects and measurement invariance. Health and quality of life outcomes, 17(1), 134.
Chen L-Y, Chen Y-L, Tsay W-I, Wu S-C, Chen Y-T, Hsiao P-C, Yu Y-H, Ting T-T, Chen C-Y, Tu Y-K, Huang J-H, Yang H-J, Li C-Y, Strong C, Yen C-F, Yen C-F, Hsu J, Chen WJ* (2019). Nonmedical prescription drug use of analgesics and sedatives/hypnotics in Taiwan: Results from the 2014 National Survey of Substance Use. Preventive Medicine Reports 15, 100900.
Pakpour, A.H., Tsai, M.C., Lin, Y.C., Strong, C., Latner, J.D., Fung, X.C., Lin, C.Y.* and Tsang, H.W., (2019). Psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Weight Self-Stigma Questionnaire and Weight Bias Internalization Scale in children and adolescents. International journal of clinical and health psychology, 19(2), 150-159.
Strong, C.*, Zou, H., Ko, N., Liang, Y., Ku, W. & Lee, C. (2019). Prevalence and risk factors of anogenital human papillomavirus infection in a community sample of men who have sex with men in Taiwan: baseline findings from a cohort study. Sexually transmitted infections, sextrans-2018.
Liang, Y., Tsai, M., Lin, Y., Strong, C.* & Lin, C. (2019, in print). Poverty and the prediction of health status in adolescents from low-income families in Taiwan. Journal of Public Health, fdy220.
Lin, C.-Y.*, Strong, C., Latner, J. D., Lin, Y.-C., Tsai, M.-C., Cheung, P. (2019). Mediated effects of eating disturbances in the association of perceived weight stigma and emotional distress. Eating and Weight Disorders. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 1-10.
Strong, C., & Chang, L. Y.* (2019). Childhood adversity and early age sexual activity in Taiwan: Gender differences. Journal of Early Adolescence, 39(2), 201-221.
Wu, C. H., Lin, C. Y., Hsieh, Y. P., Strong, C., Meshki, C., Lin, Y. C., & Tsai, M. C.* (2019). Dietary behaviors mediate the association between food insecurity and obesity among socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. Appetite, 132, 275-281.
Lin, Y. C., Fung, X. C., Tsai, M. C., Strong, C., Hsieh, Y. P., & Lin, C. Y.* (2019). Insufficient Physical Activity and Overweight: Does Caregiver Screen-Viewing Matter? Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28(1), 286-297.
Pakpour, A. H., Chen, C.-Y., Lin, C.-Y.*, Strong, C., Tsai, M.-C., & Lin, Y.-C. (2019). The relationship between children's overweight and quality of life: A comparison of Sizing Me Up, PedsQL, and Kid-KINDL. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 19(1), 49-56.
Chen, Y.-L., Wu, S.-C., Tsay, W.-I., Chen, Y.-T., Hsiao, P.-C., Yu, Y.-H., Ting, T.-T., Chen, C.-Y., Tu, Y.-K., Huang, J.-H., Yang, H.-J., Li, C.-Y., Strong, C., Yen, C.-F., Yen, C.-F., Hsu, J. & Chen, W. J. (2018). E-cigarette use in a country with prevalent tobacco smoking: A population-based study in Taiwan. Journal of Epidemiology, 29, 155-163.
Lin, C. Y., Strong, C., Scott, A. J., Broström, A., Pakpour, A. H., & Webb, T. L. (2018). A cluster randomized controlled trial of a theory-based sleep hygiene intervention for adolescents. Sleep, 41(11), zsy170.
Wang, Y. C., Guerola, M. M., Lin, Y. C., Hsieh, Y. P., Strong, C., Tsai, M. C., & Lin, C. Y. (2018). Effects of Childhood Adversity and Resilience on Taiwanese Youth Health Behaviors. Pediatrics and Neonatology, 60(4), 368-376.
Ko, N. Y.*, Wu, H. J., Strong, C., Li, C. W., Ku, W. W. & Hsu, S. T. (2018). Differences in Awareness of and Willingness to use Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and Anticipated Condom Use among Serodiscordant Couples in Taiwan. AIDS care, 30(10), 1306-1310.
Lin, C.-Y., Strong, C., Siu, A. M. H., Jalilolghadr, S., Nilsen, P., Broström, A., Pakpour, A. H.* (2018). Validating the Persian Adolescent Sleep Hygiene Scale Revised version (ASHSr) using comprehensive psychometric testing methods. Sleep Medicine, 50, 63-71.
Tsai, M. –C.*, Strong, C., Chen, W., Lee, C. & Lin, C. (2018). Longitudinal impacts of pubertal timing and weight status on adolescent Internet use: Analysis from a cohort study of Taiwanese youths. Plos One, 13(5), e0197860.
Jin, H. T., Lin, Y. C., & Strong, C.* (2018). Job stress, sexual harassment, self-harm behavior, and suicidal ideation among military personnel in Taiwan. Social Health and Behavior, 1(1), 11-15.
Koya, C., Yu, T., Strong, C.* & Tsai, M. -C.* (2018). Association between Two Common Missense Substitutions, Thr6Lys and Val81Ile, in MC3R Gene and Childhood Obesity: A Meta-Analysis. Childhood Obesity, 14(4), 218-226.
Lee, C. T., Lin, C. Y., Strong, C., Lin, Y. F., Chou, Y. Y., & Tsai, M. C.* (2018). Metabolic correlates of health-related quality of life among overweight and obese adolescents. BMC pediatrics, 18(1), 25.
Strong, C., Lin, C., Jalilolghadr, S., Updegraff, J. A., Broström, A. & Pakpour, A. H.* (2018). Sleep hygiene behaviors in Iranian adolescents: An application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Journal of Sleep Research, 27(1), 23-31.
Wen, P., Lu, C., Strong, C., Lin,Y., Chen,Y., Li, C.*, & Tsai, C.* (2018). Demographic and Urbanization Disparities of Liver Transplantation in Taiwan. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(2), 177.
Lin, Y.-C., Strong, C., Tsai, M.-C., Lin, C.-Y.*, & Fung, X. C. C. (2018). Validating Sizing Them Up, a parent-proxy weight-related quality-of-life measure, with community-based children. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 18(1), 81-89.
Chao, L., Lin, C., Tsai, M., Liang, Y. & Strong, C.* (2018). From childhood adversity to problem behaviors: Role of psychological and structural social integration. Pediatrics International, 60(1), 23-29.
Strong, C., Lee, C. -T., Chao, L. -H., Lin, C. -Y., & Tsai, M. -C.* (2017). Adolescent internet use, social integration, and depressive symptoms: Analysis from a longitudinal cohort survey. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 39(4), 318-324.
Chen, W. J.*, Wu, S.-C., Tsay, W.-I., Chen, Y.-T., Hsiao, P.-C., Yu, Y.-H., Ting, T.-T., Chen, C.-Y., Tu, Y.-K., Huang, J.-H., Yang, H.-J., Li, C.-Y., Strong, C., Yen, C.-F., Yen, C.-F. & Hsu, J. (2017). Differences in prevalence, socio-behavioral correlates, and psychosocial distress between club drug and hard drug use in Taiwan: Results from the 2014 National Survey of Substance Use. International Journal of Drug Policy. 48, 99-107.
Chen, Y., Lin, C., Strong, C., Li, C., Wang, J., Ko, W. & Ko, N.* (2017). Sleep disturbances at the time of a new diagnosis: A comparative study of human immunodeficiency virus patients, cancer patients, and general population controls. Sleep Medicine, 36, 38-43.
Strong, C., Lin, Y., Tsai, M. & Lin, C.* (2017). Factor structure of Sizing Me Up, a self-reported weight-related quality of life instrument, in community children across weight status. Childhood Obesity, 13(2), 111-119.
Juon, H.S.*, Kim, F., Strong, C., Park, E., Zheng, L., Li, Z. & Lee, S. (2017). Hepatitis B virus infection and exposure among foreign-born Asian Americans in the U.S. Hepatitis Monthly, 17(1), e43018.
Lin, C.-Y., Strong, C., Tsai, M.-C. & Lee, C.-T. (2017). Raters interpret the positively-worded and negatively-worded items similarly in a quality of life instrument for children: Kid-KINDL. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 54, 0046958017696724.
Juon, H.S.*, Strong, C., Kim, F., Park, E. & Lee, S. (2016). Lay health worker intervention improved compliance with hepatitis B vaccination in Asian Americans: Randomized controlled trial. PloS one, 11(9), e0162683.
Lee, C. T., Lin, C.,* Tsai, M., Strong, C. & Lin, Y (2016). Psychometric evaluation and wording effects on the Chinese version of the parent-proxy Kid-KINDL. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 14(1), 123.
Lee, C. T.; Tsai, M.*; Lin, C.; Strong, C. (2016). Longitudinal effects of self-report pubertal timing and menarcheal age on adolescent psychological and behavioral outcomes in female youths from northern Taiwan. Pediatrics and Neonatology, 58(4), 313-320.
Strong, C.*, Tsai, M., Lin, C. & Cheng, C. (2016). Childhood adversity, timing of puberty and adolescent depressive symptoms: A longitudinal study in Taiwan. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 47(3), 347-357.
Strong, C., Juon, H.S.* & Ensminger, M. E. (2016). Effect of adolescent cigarette smoking on adulthood substance use and abuse: The mediating role of educational attainment. Substance Use and Misuse, 51(2), 141-154.
Tsai, M., Strong, C. & Lin, C.* (2015). Effects of pubertal timing on deviant behaviors in Taiwan: A longitudinal analysis of 7th- to 12th- grade adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 42, 87-97.
Lin, I., Yang, H., Strong, C., Yang, C., Cho, Y., Chen, K. & Chu, C.* (2015). Liver injury in patients with DRESS: A clinical study of 72 cases. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 72(6), 984-991.
Tsai, M., Hsieh, Y., Strong, C. & Lin, C.* (2015). Effects of pubertal timing on alcohol and tobacco use in the early adulthood: A longitudinal cohort study in Taiwan. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 376-383.
Strong, C., Hur, K., Kim, F., Pan, J., Tran, S. & Juon, H. S.* (2015). Sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge and prevalence of viral hepatitis infection among Vietnamese Americans at community screenings. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 17(1), 298-301.
Juon, H. S.*, Lee, S., Strong, C., Rimal, R., Kirk, G. D., Bowie, J. (2014). Effect of liver cancer education program on hepatitis B screening behavior among Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese Americans: A randomized controlled trial. Preventing chronic disease, 11, 130258-130258.
Hsu, P., Chou, P., Cheng, Y, Strong, C., Chen, Y., Huang, M., Wu, M. (2014). Relationship between uninary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin excretion and cancer antigen 125 in women with endometriosis. Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy, 3(4), 105-108.
Strong, C., Juon, H.S.* & Ensminger, M. E. (2014). Long-term effects of adolescent smoking on depression and socioeconomic status in adulthood in an urban African American cohort. Journal of Urban Health, 91(3), 526-540.
Strong, C., Chang, Ly-Yun* (2014). Family socioeconomic status, household tobacco smoke, and asthma attack among children below 12 years of age: Gender differences. Journal of Child Health Care, 18(4), 388-398.
Strong, C., Ji , C. S., Liang, W., Ma, G., Brown, R. & Wang, J.* (2014). Heterogeneous demographic and cultural profiles of non-adherent Chinese-American patients to colorectal cancer screening: A latent class analysis. Cancer Nursing, 37(2), 106.
Juon, H. S., Lee, S., Strong, C., Rimal, R., Kirk, G. D., & Bowie, J. (2014). Effect of a liver cancer education program on hepatitis B screening among Asian Americans in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, 2009-2010. Preventing chronic disease, 11, 130258-130258.
Tanaka, M., Strong, C. & Juon, H.S.* (2013). Influence of information sources on hepatitis B screening behavior and relevant psychosocial factors among Asian immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15(4), 779-787.
Strong, C., Lee, S., Tanaka, M. & Juon, H.S.* (2012). Ethnic differences in prevalence and barriers to HBV screening and vaccination among Asian Americans. Journal of Community Health, 37(5), 1071-1080.
Strong, C.*, & Liang, W. (2009). Relationships between decisional balance and stage of adopting mammography and pap testing among Chinese American women. Cancer Epidemiology, 33(5), 374-380.
Juon, H. S.*, Strong, C., Oh, T. H., Castillo, T., Tsai, G., & Oh, L. D. (2008). Public health model for prevention of liver cancer among Asian Americans. Journal of Community Health, 33(4), 199-205.