Faculty Profile, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan

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Chih-Cheng Hsu, M.D., Dr.P.H.,

Associate Investigator
Institute of Population Health Sciences


Dr.P.H., School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, USA
M.P.H., College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
M.D., School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan


- Associate Investigator, Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan (2006 - present)
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan (2003 - present)
- Assistant Investigator, Division of Health Policy Research, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan (2001 - 2006)
- Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (2000)


Dr. Hsu's research interests include tobacco control, quality assurance of diabetic care, epidemiology and prevention of chronic kidney diseases. His research team has made efforts to delineate effects of market opening on the longitudinal trend in smoking rates, to evaluate quality of diabetic care in primary care settings and to assess prevalence and awareness rate of chronic kidney diseases in Taiwan.


Dr. Hsu has disclosed that high prevalence and low awareness of chronic kidney diseases might be one of important reasons contributing to high dialysis incidence in Taiwan. He also initiated a multi-center intervention study for diabetic care 4 years ago and concluded that intensive case management can significantly benefit glucose control for type 2 diabetic patients, which is the first randomized control study for diabetic intervention in primary care setting in Taiwan.


1. Huang HL, Chen T, Chen FL, Magnus JH, Rice J, Yen YY, Hsu CC, Clustering of Smoking Initiation and its Contribution Factors among Elementary School Students of Taoyuan in Taiwan. J of School Health. 2007 ; in press.

2. Huang HL, Hsu CC, Magnus JH, Chen FL, Rice J, Lee CH, Yen YY, Chen T. Perceived smoking prevalence at school-level and children's smoking initiation: A multi-level analysis of a cross-sectional data in Taiwan. Health Policy. 2007; in press.

3. Hsu CC, Lord AYZ, Shu CC, Hsu YT, Loh CH. Geographic Difference in the Distribution of the Population and the Perceived Health Status among the Elderly in Taiwan (in Chinese with English Abstract). Taiwan Journal of Family Medicine. 2007;17(2) :59-72.

4. Hsu CC, Hwang SJ, Wen CP, Chang HY, Chen T, Shiu RS, Horng SS, Chang YK, Yang WC. High Prevalence and Low Awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease in Taiwan: A Study on the Relationship between Serum Creatinine and Awareness from a National Representative Survey. American Journal of Kidney Disease. 48:727-738, 2006.

5. Hsu CC, Chen T, Chang M, Chang YK. Confidence in Controlling a SARS Outbreak: Experiences of Public Health Nurses in Managing Home Quarantine Measures in Taiwan. American Journal of Infection Control. 34:176-81, 2006.

6. Hsu CC, Chen L, Hu YW, Yip W, Shu CC. The Dimensions of Responsiveness of a Health System: a Taiwanese Perspective. BMC Public Health. 6 (1): 72, 2006.

7. Chen HY, Chang HY, Shih SF, Hsu CC, Lin YH, Shih YT. The regional differences in prevalence, medical expenditures and risk factors for injury in Taiwanese teenagers. BMC Public Health. 6 (1): 107, 2006.