Faculty Profile, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan

Faculty Profiles

Saou-Hsing Liou, M.D., Ph.D.

Investigator and Director
Division of Environmental Health and Occupational Medicine


-Ph.D., Occupational Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
-M.S., Occupational Health, Harvard School of Public Health
-B.A., Medicine, National Defense Medical Center


- Joint-appointed Investigator, Division of Environmental Health and Occupational Medicine, National Health Research Institutes (2005- present)
- Chairman, Department and Institute of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center (1997-2003)
- Professor, Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center (1995-present)
- Occupational Medicine Clinic, Department of Family Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital. (1991 - present)
- President, Association of Occupational Medicine in R.O.C. (1993-1999)
- Consultant, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, The Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (1993 - present)
- Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center (1988-1995)
- Teaching Assistant, School of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center (1980-1984)


Dr. Liou's research interests are listed as follows:
- Occupational Lung Diseases: Pneumoconiosis, Asbestosis, Byssionosis, and Occupational lung cancer
- Heavy Metal Intoxications: Lead Poisoning, Mercury Poisoning, and Arsenic Poisoning
- Biological Monitoring on the Effects of Carvinogen Exposure: Urine Ames Test, Cytogenetic Effects, e.g. Sister Chromatid Exchange, Chromosome, Aberrations, Micronuclei
- National Statitics in Occupational Illnesses: Estatblishment of Occupational Cohort, Cancer Map in Labors, Occupation-related Diseases in Taiwan
- Occupational Cancer: Occupation-related Cancer in varied Industries


1. Jin YR, Lee MS, Lee JH, Hsu HK, Lu JY, Chao SS, Chen KT, Liou SH, Ger LP. Intake of vitamin A-rich foods and lung cancer risk in Taiwan: with special reference to garland chrysanthemum and sweet potato leaf consumption. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr, 16(3):477-88, 2007.

2. 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-ethoxyethanol acetate-exposed workers. J Occup Health, 49(4):285-93, 2007.

3. Yang YH, Liou SH, Yang CY, Sung FC, Wu CC, Wu TN. Increased blood lead concentration during menstruation in teen female students. Sci Total Environ, 382(2-3):224-7, 2007. Epub 2007 May 31.

4. Wang SL, Chang FH, Liou SH, Wang HJ, Li WF, Hsieh DP. Inorganic arsenic exposure and its relation to metabolic syndrome in an industrial area of Taiwan.Environ Int, 33(6):805-11, 2007. Epub 2007 May 3.

5. Shih WC, Chen MF, Huang CC, Uang SN, Shih TS, Liou SH, Wu KY. Simultaneous analysis of urinary 4,4'-methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) and N-acetyl 4,4'-methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) using solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, 21(24):4073-8, 2007.

6. Yang YH, Liou SH, Chen CJ, Yang CY, Wang CL, Chen CY, Wu TN. The effectiveness of a training program on reducing needlestick injuries/sharp object injuries among soon graduate vocational nursing school students in southern Taiwan. J Occup Health, 49(5):424-9, 2007.

7. Chen HI, Liou SH, Ho SF, Wu KY, Sun CW, Chen MF, Cheng LC, Shih TS, Loh CH. Oxidative DNA damage estimated by plasma 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG):influence of 4, 4'-methylenebis (2-chloroaniline) exposure and smoking. J Occup Health, 49(5):389-98, 2007.

8. Shih TS, Wu KY, Chen HI, Chang CP, Chang HY, Huang YS, Liou SH*. The Development and Regulation of Occupational Exposure Limits in Taiwan. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 46:142-148, 2006.