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Shio Jean Lin, M.D.

Adjunct Investigator
Institute of Population Health Sciences


- M.D.in Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.


- Deputy Superintendent, National Cheng Kung University Hospital (2007-present)
- Director, Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health (2003-2005)
- Deputy Director, Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health, Taiwan (2002-2003)
- Vice Dean for Admission (2000-2001)
- Deans special assistant (1996-2000)
- Chair of Pediatrics (1996-1999)
- Professor, Department of Pediatrics, National Cheng Kung University, School of Medicine; Associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, National Cheng Kung University, School of Medicine (1995-present)
- Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics, National Cheng Kung University, School of Medicine (1986-1989)
- Fellow, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey,U.S.A. (1985-1986)
- Fellow, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. (1984-1985)
- Residency, National Taiwan University Hospital Taipei, Taiwan (1980-1984)l Internship, National Taiwan University Hospital Taipei, Taiwan (1979-1980)


She has been a faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at National Cheng Kung University Medical School since 1986. Her major research interests had been in the field of pediatric genetic and endocrine disorders. In recent years, she also expands her research topics on medical ethics and ethical, legal and social issues on genetic medicine.


Based on her subspecialty in pediatric genetic and metabolic disorders, with the collaboration of scholars from different disciplines including basic sciences, health education and public health, she had set up service network and organized several research teams on these fields both in campus and Southern Taiwan region. To improve medical education in the health community, she had expended a great deal of energy over the past several years upon medical ethics and genetic counseling. She served as the Deputy Director and then Director to the Bureau of Health Promotion (BHP), Department of Health from 2002 to 2005. She and her colleagues coordinated with various sectors, for examples, with Taiwan Pediatric Society to work on reforming child health prevention services and with Ministry of Education on Health Promotion Schools Projects. In recent 5 years, She has been coordinating research on ELSI issues of genetic testing and counseling, cultural competency in health care.


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1. Lin SJ, Wang JY, Klickstein LB, Chuang KP, Chen JY, Lee JF & Shieh CC, Lack of age-associated LFA-1 up-regulation and impaired ICAM-1 binding in lymphocytes from patients with Down syndrome. Clinical & Experimental Immunology 126 (1), 54-63, 2001

2. Lin SJ, Huang YF, Heyworth PG, Noack D, Wang JY, Lin CY, Chiang BL, Yang CM, Shieh CC, Molecular quality control machinery contributes to the leukocyte NADPH oxidase deficiency in chronic granulomatous disease. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) 1586:275-286, 2002

3. Shiue CN, Chou YY, Chung L, Tsai WH, Tsai SC, Wu JM, Kuo PL, Lin SJ*, "Analysis of Clinical Features of Williams-Beuren Syndreome" Tzu Chi Med J 15:337-340, 2003

4. Huang MC, Lin SJ*, "Newborn screening: Should explicit parental consent be required?" Acta Paediatr Tw 44:126-9, 2003

5. Chou YY, Chen CC, Tsai WH, Shiue CN, Lin SJ*, Russell-Silver Syndrome: Molecular diagnosis of maternal uniparental disomy of chromosome 7 using methylation specific PCR assay and SNPs genotyping. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association,103:797-802, 2004

6. Chou YY, Chao SC, Shiue CN, Tsai WH, Lin SJ*, Hypophosphatemic rickets associated with epidermal nevus syndrome and giant hairy nevus Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 18(1):93-5, 2005

7. Huang MC, Lee CK, Lu IC, Lin SJ, A Survey of parental consent on newborn screening. Journal of Medical Ethics, 31:621-624, 2005.

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