Faculty Profile, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan

Faculty Profiles

Trong-Neng Wu, Ph.D.

Joint-appointed Investigator
Division of Environmental Health and Occupational Medicine


Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, 1987


- Joint-appointed Investigator, Division of Environmental Health and Occupational Medicine, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan (2006-present)
- Vice President, China Medical University (2005-present)l Director-General, National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, Ministry of Education (2004-2005)
- Secretary-General, Ministry of Education (2002-2005)
- Deputy Executive Secretary, 921 Reconstruction Council (2000-2002)
- Director, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Kaohsiung Medical University (2000-present)l Professor, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Kaohsiung Medical University (1999-present)
- Director-General, National Quarantine Service, Department of Health (1993-1999)
- Special Assistant to Minister of Health, Department of Health (1990-1993)
- Director, Bureau of Health, Chia-Yi City (1988-1990)
- Director, Bureau of Environmental Protection, Chia-Yi City (1988-1989)
- Specialist, Bureau of Environmental Protection, Department of Health (1985-1987)
- Factory Inspector of Kaohsiung City Hall (1980-1985)


Dr. Wu's research interests are listed as follows:
- Noise and lead stress
- Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases Control
- Public Health


Dr. Wu focuses his research related to occupational health, public health, workrelated reproductive hazard research. Concerning about the field of occupational health and public health, the “Program to Reduce Exposure by Surveillance System (PRESS) has been established since 1993. Three sub surveillance systems are included: (1) PRESSS-BLLs, (2) PRESS-NIHL, and (3) PRESS-WORD. These systems have been established and executed productively and the collected results have been studied and published periodically. Considering the field of cohort, “The study on life spam epidemiology of Chinese physician” funded by National Science Council, has been executed and the collected data, such as NHI, Labor Insurance, and mortality has been examined to analysis the occupational hazard. Recently, in order to get more understanding in occupational reproductive hazards, the research interests have been shifted to the studies on infirtility, levels of hormones and immunoglobulin among female adolescences, and offspring sex ratio.


1. Yang CY, Chiu HF, Chang CC, Ho SC, Wu TN*. Bladder cancer mortality reduction after installation of a tap-water supply system in an arsenious-endemic area in southwestern Taiwan. Environ Res, 98:127–132, 2005. (SCI)

2. Chiu HF, Chen CC, Tsai SS, Wu TN, Yang CY. Relationship between magnesium levels in drinking water and sudden infant death syndrome. Magnes Res, 18:12-18, 2005. (SCI)

3. Tsai HT, Wu CH, Lai HL, Li RN, Tung YC, Chuang HY, Wu TN, Lin LJ, Ho CK, Liu HW, Wu MT. Association between Quantitative High-Risk Human Papillomavirus DNA Load and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasm Risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 14:2544-9, 2005. (SCI)

4. Chang SH, Cheng BH, Lee SL, Chuang HY, Yang CY, Sung FC, Wu TN*. Low blood lead concentration in association with infertility in women. Environ Res, 101:380-386, 2006. (SCI)

5. Tsai SS, Cheng MH, Chiu HF, Wu TN, Yang CY. Air pollution and hospital admissions for asthma in a tropical city: Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Inhal Toxicol, 18:549-54, 2006. (SCI)

6. Lin YC, Pan CH, Chen CJ , Wu KY, Chang-Chien GP, Ho CK, Wu TN, Chuang HY, Kuo HW, Wu MT. Associations between Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Temporal Change of Urinary 1-Hydroxypyrene Levels in Taiwanese Coke-Oven Workers. J Occup Environ Med, 48:930-936, 2006. (SCI)

7. Chou TC, Lin KH, Sheu HM, Su SB, Lee CW, GuoHR, Wu TN, Chang HY. Alterations in health examination items and skin symptoms from exposure to ultra-low humidity. Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 80(4): 290-297, 2006. (SCI)

8. Chiu HF, Cheng MH, Tsai SS, Wu TN, Kuo SW, Yang CY. Outdoor Air Pollution and Female Lung Cancer in Taiwan. Inhal Toxicol, 18:1025–1031, 2006. (SCI)

9. Yang CY, Hsieh HJ, Tsai SS, Wu TN, Chiu HF. Correlation Between Air Pollution and Postneonatal Mortality in a Subtropical City: Taipei, Taiwan. J Toxicol Environ Health, 69:2033-2040, 2006. (SCI)

10. Tsai HT, Tsai YM, Yang SF, Wu KY, Chuang HY, Wu TN, Ho CK, Lin CC, Kuo YS, MT Wu. Lifetime cigarette smoke and second-hand smoke and cervical intraepithelial neoplasm--A community-based case-control study. Gynecol Oncol, 105:181-188 2007. (SCI)

11.Yang YH, Liou SH, Yang CY, Sung FC, Wu CC, Wu TN*. Increased blood lead concentration during menstruation in teen females students. Sci Total Environ, 382:224-227, 2007. (SCI)

12. Yang CY, Xiao ZP, Ho SC, Wu TN, Tsai SS. Association between trihalomethane concentrations in drinking water and adverse pregnancy outcome in Taiwan. Environ Res, 104: 390–395, 2007. (SCI)

13. Chou TC, Lin KH, Sheu HM, Su SB, Lee CW, Guo HR, Wu TN, Chang HY. Alterations in health examination items and skin symptoms from exposure to ultra-low humidity. Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 80:290-297, 2007. (SCI)

14. Yang YH, Liou SH, Chen CJ, Yang CY, Wang CL, 1Chen CY, Wu TN*. The Effectiveness of a Training Program to Reduce Needlestick Injuries/Sharp Object Injuries in Vocational Nursing School Students Soon to Graduate in Southern Taiwan. J Occup Health, 49:424-429, 2007. (SCI)

15. Chen HI, Liou SH, Hsieh MH, Shih TS, Sun CW, Wu TN, Chang HY, Loh CH. Hematological follow-up of an intervention program adding rubber glove-wearing to local ventilation for 2-Ethoxylethanol Acetate-exposed workers. J Occup Health 2007; 49:285-293. (SCI)

16. Kuo HW, Wu TN, Yang CY. Nitrates in drinking water and risk of death from rectal cancer in taiwan. J Toxicol Environ Health A, 70:1717-1722, 2007. (SCI)

17. Chuang HY, Kuo CH, Chiu YW, Ho CK, Chen CJ, Wu TN*. A case-control study on the relationship of hearing function and blood concentrations of lead, manganese, arsenic, and selenium. Sci Total Environ, 387:79-85, 2007. (SCI)