Features and History




Faculty members in the institute investigate causes, mechanisms, and prevention measures of issues related to environmental and occupational health. Research topics cover subjects ranging from molecular level to epidemiological level. Multidisciplinary approach is used to address physical, chemical, biological, ergonomics, and sociobehavioral hazards. The Institute offers advanced educational programs of master and doctoral degrees and trains professionals to work in governmental agencies and industries. The faculty and students with diverse background are specialized in tackling important public health problems that require integrated contributions of multiple specialties. The main research themes include: 1.Environmental and occupational medicine; 2.Occupational hygiene; 3. Environmental and occupational epidemiology; 4.Environmental toxicology; 5.Aerosol technology; 6.Erogonimics; 7.Exposure assessment; 8.Risk assessment; 9.Analytiial method development for emerging pollutants; 10.Omics studies; 11.Medical entomology and vector control; 12. Hazard control (including ventilation).




A few example research contributions in recent years by investigators in the Institute include: Meteorological Conditions Regulate PM2.5 Toxicity in the Vicinity of a Petrochemical Complex; Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure were Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease in Elderly Population; Higher Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Taiwan than the Western Countries; Prenatal Perfluorooctyl Sulfonate Exposure were linked to DNA Hypomethylation; Indoor Air Quality of Bakeries Needed to be Improved.