Name: Chi-Wei Lin, MD, PhD, MBA
|2011-2017||Director, Center of Medical Education Assessment and Research, E-Da Hospital|
|2017-2018||Associate Director, Community Medicine Department, E-Da Hospital|
|2017-2018||Deputy Secretary General, Asian Health Literacy Association|
|2010-||Teaching-oriented Visiting Staff, Department of Medical Education, E-Da Hospital|
|2014-||Editor, Taiwan Journal of Family Medicine|
|2015-||Medical Ethics Course Coordinator, I-Shou University School of Medicine|
|2016-||Director, Taiwan Health Evaluation and Promotion Association|
|2017-||Supervisor, Taiwan Association of Family Medicine|
|2018-||Director, Center of Faculty Development, E-Da Hospital|
|2018-||Director, Family Medicine and Community Medicine Department, E-Da Hospital|
|2019-||Secretary General, Asian Health Literacy Association|
Name: WEN-HSUAN HOU, MD, MSc, PhD
|2014/08||Present Research Fellow Cochrane Taiwan|
|2012/08||Present Attending Physician Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan|
|2017/08||Present Supervisor Taiwan Evidence-Based Medicine Association|
|2018/08||Present Professor Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, College of Medicine/Master Program in Long-Term Care, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University/School of Gerontology Health Management,
College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Name: Alex Chen M.D., M.Sc., PhD Candidate
|I am Dr Alex Chen (M.D., M.Sc., PhD Candidate), the Assistant Secretary General of Asian Health Literacy Association (AHLA), the Medical Director at Novartis Japan, a board-certified attending physician, a senior medical advisor at multinational corporations, and the awardee of 2018 Top 10 Outstanding Youth Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Taiwan.
I have clinical practice experience (10 years); research expertise in real-world big data & epidemiology (9 years); multinational working experience (6 countries - UK, USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan); International NGO senior manager/president experience (6 years); radio anchor experience (3 years).
I received my M.D. Degree in 2008 and the M.Sc. Degree for International Health in 2010. I was a PhD Postgraduate researcher at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. I got four scholarships to obtain international research experience in the USA (UCLA) in 2009, Japan (Nagasaki University) in 2010, UK (Imperial College) since 2014 and Korea (KAIST) in 2015.
I completed my clinical training in occupational medicine at National Taiwan University Hospital, the most prestigious university hospital in Taiwan, and was promoted directly to an attending physician at Hsinchu Science Park Clinic (HSPC), the only hospital at Hsinchu Science Park (considered as Silicon Valley in Taiwan) after my residency training. I was also a senior industrial medicine advisor to support the world-leading multinational corporations in IT and Finance industries. I headed the Health Management Units, developed disease prevention & health promotion programs and set up the risk assessment protocols.
I was the CEO of European Federation of Taiwan Health Alliance (EFTHA). I represented INGOs to provide several speeches in the UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament, European Union Committee, as well as the world top universities or research institutes. I am the spokesperson for the media and keep the healthy relationship with governments or other INGOs.
Name: Ru-Yi Huang, M.D., M.P.H
|2014/08||Present Research Fellow Cochrane Taiwan|
|2014 - 2017||Physician, Department of Family Medicine Visiting Staff, Department of Medical Education. Director, Center for International Medical Education, E-Da Hospital|
|2013 – 2014||Visiting Scientist, Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Harvard School of Public Health, Boston|
|2011 – 2012||Attending Physician, Family Medicine Mennonite Christian Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan|
|2008 – 2010||Chief Resident and Resident, Family Medicine National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan|
|Deputy Secretary-General - Sabbatical leave until October 2020
Name: Tara Tai-Wen Chen
Tara Chen is a recent graduate from a dual Masters’ in Public Health specializing in Governance and Economics in Health Systems in a joint-collaboration program, Europubhealth+, studying at institutions in England, France, and Poland. She is currently living in Taiwan assisting with the first Global Health Literacy Summit. She hopes to explore national health literacy strategies and action plans in a variety of country settings with a multisectoral and intersectoral lens. Tara holds a Bachelor´s in Health Sciences with a focus in Global Engagement from Western University in London, Canada.
Tara’s prior experience was based in Sweden working with the Sustainable Development Goals, and in Jamaica working with Caribbean populations who are especially vulnerable to HIV infection or often forgotten in access to treatment and healthcare programs. Her past work experiences also include working with geriatric populations, data management in clinical trials and environmental health. In 2015, Tara was a summer intern at AHLA surveying patients for the Health Literacy Study-Asia Project at Taipei Hospital which ignited her passion to work in the international health sector.