Health Promotion Administration

Name: Shu-Ti Chiou
Sex: Female
Shu-Ti Chiou MD, PhD, MSc, a board-certified family physician and a PhD in Epidemiology, is Director-General of Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health, Taiwan and the assistant professor of Institute of Public Health, National Yang-Ming University. She is specialized in preventive medicine and health services research. In 2006, Dr. Chiou and her colleagues established the Taiwan Network of Health Promoting Hospitals.She is the Chair of the Governance Board of the International HPH Network, elected in May 2012 with a term of two years. She is also Chair of the Task Force on Health Promoting Hospitals and Environment and Chair of Working Group on Health Promoting Hospitals and Age-friendly Health Care of the International HPH Network. 

Maastricht University

Name: Helmut Brand
E-mail: Helmut.Brand@MaastrichtUniversity.NL
Sex: Male
Dr. Helmut Brand is Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Health and Head of the Department of International Health at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He studied Medicine in Düsseldorf and Zürich and earned a Master in Community Medicine from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and London School of Economics. Prof. Brand is a specialist in Public Health Medicine. After working in several Health Authorities and Ministries of Health in Germany he was director of the Public Health Institute of North Rhine Westphalia. Since then European Integration in Health is the main topic of his work. He is president of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European region and president of the European Health Forum Gastein. As policy advisor he serves on the European Advisory Committee on Health Research of WHO Europe and on the Expert Panel on “Investing in Health” for the European Commission.



Name: Manuel Carballo
Sex: Male

Dr. Manuel Carballo, Executive Director of ICMHD
 Former Chief of Social and Behavioral Research, Global Progam on AIDS, former Public Health Advisor Bosnia and Herzegovina, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Public Health at the Columbia School of Public Health. Dr. Manuel Carballo MPH, DSP, is an epidemiologist and Executive Director of the International Centre for Migration, Health, and Development (ICMHD) in Geneva. He trained at Leeds University in the UK and at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine the USA; he later did post-doctoral work and received post-doctoral diploma Epidemic Investigation at CDC (USA) and in Social Psychiatry at Tulane and National Institute of Mental Health.

Taipei Medical University

Name: Vallaurie Crawford
Sex: Female

International Student Advisor & Visiting Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Taipei Medical University


Graduate Institute Geneva

Name: Ilona Kickbusch
Sex: Male

Ilona Kickbusch is the Director of the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She advises organisations, government agencies and the private sector on policies and strategies to promote health at the national, European and international level. She has published widely and is a member of a number of advisory boards in both the academic and the health policy arena. She has received many awards and served as the Adelaide Thinker in Residence at the invitation of the Premier of South Australia. She has recently launched a think-tank initiative “Global Health Europe: A Platform for European Engagement in Global Health” and the “Consortium for Global Health Diplomacy”.Her key areas of interest are global health governance, global health diplomacy, health in all policies, the health society and health literacy. She has had a distinguished career with the World Health Organization, at both the regional and global level, where she initiated the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and a range of “settings projects” including Healthy Cities. From 1998 – 2003 she joined Yale University as the head of the global health division, where she contributed to shaping the field of global health and headed a major Fulbright programme. She is a political scientist with a PhD from the University of Konstanz, Germany.


NHRI, Taipei Medical University

Name: Ken N. Kuo
Sex: Male

1973 - 1974 Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, London, England
1972 - 1973 Senior Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
1972 - 1972 Chief Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
1971 - 1971 Senior Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.1969 - 1973 Orthopedic Residency, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.1968 - 1969 Surgical Residency, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.1967 - 1968 Internship, Wayne County General, Hospital University of Michigan, Eloise, Michigan.1961 - 1966 M.D., College of Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
1959 - 1961 Premed., College of Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


Changhua Christian Hospital

Name: Shou-Ren Kuo
Sex: Male



National Taiwan University

Name: Mei-Shu Lai
Sex: Female
[Educational Background]
Ph.D., National Taiwan University

[Research Interest]
1. Preventive Medicine
2. Pharmacoepidemiology
3. Health insurance

Clalit, IUHPE

Name: Diane Levin-Zamir
Sex: Female

Dr. Levin-Zamir is Director of the National Department of Health Education and Promotion of Clalit, Israel's largest health service organization, and lecturer in health promotion in the Schools of Public Health in Haifa, Tel Aviv and Hebrew Universities. Diane is a summa cum laude graduate of Tufts University in Boston and earned an MPH and Ph.D. from the Braun School of Public Health of Hadassah Hospital and Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine in Jerusalem.

New Taipei City Government

Name: Chi-Hung Lin
Sex: Male



WTUC, Ministry of Education

Name: Lucia S. Lin
Sex: Female

1. Ph.D. in Instructional System, Florida State University, U.S.(1990- 1992)
2. Ed.M., Harvard University, U.S.(1988-1990)
3. Master, National Taiwan University, Taiwan(1986-1989)
4. Bachelor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan(1983-1986)

Positions in Career
1. President, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages(2013.8-)
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Fu Jen Catholic University(2008.2-2012.2)
2. Dean, College of Education, Fu Jen Catholic University(2011.2-2011.5)
3. Vice President of Administrative Affairs, Fu Jen Catholic University(2006.4-2008.1)
4. Chair, Graduate Institute of Education Leadership and Development, Fu Jen Catholic University(2000.8-2005.7)


Name: Jürgen Pelikan
Sex: Male
Studies in sociology, psychology, philosophy and art history at the Freie Universität Berlin, the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), the Universität Hamburg, Universtity of Vienna and at the Institute for Advance Studies in Vienna
Dr. phil., University of Vienna
Post doc, Columbia University, NYC, with a fellowship from the Ford Foundation Habilitation in sociology at Faculty for Social Science, University of Vienna
Psychoanalytic training analysis (affiliated member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society); training in group dynamics and systemic organizational consulting (teaching trainer for group dynamics and organizational consulting at the Austrian Society for Group Dynamics and Organizational Consulting - ÖGGO)


Name: Vincent Rollet
Sex: Male
Education: PhD, Political Science (International Relations), Sciences Po Paris, France.
Research Area: Asia-Europe Relationship and Partnership, Global Health Governance, Taiwan’s health diplomacy, Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Vincent Rollet is assistant professor at Wenzao Ursulines University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan as well as Research Associate, French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC).
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Academia Sinica

Name: Michael Hsin-Huang Hsiao
Sex: Male
Ph.D. Sociology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1979)
M.A. Sociology, State University of New York at Buffalo(1976)
Current Positions:
Director, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica(2009.07-)
Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica (2011.09-)
Joint Distinguished Research Fellow, Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies (CAPAS), Academia Sinica (2011.09-)
Professor, Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University (1984- )
Senior Professor, Graduate Institute of Sociology, National Sun Yet-sen University (2009-)
Chair Professor, College of Hakka Studies, National Central University(2010-)
President, Taiwan Association of Third Sector Research(2010 -)
Standing Board Member, Taiwan Foundation for Asia-Pacific Development(2003-)
Board Member, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship (2009 -)
Research Fields & Interests:
Sociology of Development, Environmental Sociology, Comparative Middle Classes in Asia, Civil Society and Social Movements, Non-profit Organization.


Maastricht University

Name: Kristine Sorensen
Sex: Female

Kristine Sorensen, MPH PHD is assistant professor at the Department of International Health, Maastricht University working in the field of European public health and health literacy. She has coordinated the European Health Literacy Project (HLS-EU) and is currently involved in the Diabetes Literacy project supported by the European Commission. Other research includes health literacy as business action and corporate social responsibility, the development of health literate cities, health literacy associated to stress; asthma; and immigrants as well as health literacy agenda setting and policy making in Europe. She has acted as advisor on health literacy for the World Health Organisation; the European Commission; the European Parliament; the Council of Europe; the European Centre of Disease Control and the Standing Committee of European Doctors.


Name: Stephan Van Den Brouke
Sex: Male

Professor of Public Health Psychology at the Psychological Sciences Research Institute and the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Formerly he has held positions of head of research and senior expert at the Flemish Institute for Health Promotion in Brussels (1993-2005), project officer at the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers of the European Commission in Luxembourg (2006-2009), and Associate Professor at the Department of International Health, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University, The Netherlands (2009-2010). In these different positions he has coordinated and supervised several national and international research projects in the areas of health promotion planning and evaluation, mental health promotion, health inequalities, capacity building and health literacy, and has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed international publications and several books.


Mackay Medical College

Name: Yau-Huei Wei
Sex: Male
1. B.S. in Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1974.
2. Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Chemistry, State University of New York at Albany, New York, USA, 1980.

Current Position:
President, Mackay Medical College, Taipei (2009-present)

1. Bioenergetics---The Respiratory Chain and Oxidative Phosphorylation System of Mitochondria.
2. Aging Research---Molecular and Cellular Studies of Human Cells Harboring Mitochondrial DNA Mutations from Patients with Mitochondrial Disorders and from Elderly Subjects.
3. Cell Biology of Human Sperm---Biochemical and Molecular Basis for the Regulation of Sperm Motility and Fertility.
4. Molecular Medicine of Human Diseases---Molecular and Biochemical Bases of Genetic Diseases Caused by mtDNA Mutations.