Ph.D. Cornell University
I have presided since 1992 the Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan which documents the key and unique health and nutrition problems of the country. My research team emphasizes using prospective study design and omics tools (genomics and metabolomics) to dissect genetic, diet and lifestyle related-etiology of cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, obesity, and aging-related diseases. Our discoveries can be used to appraise chronic disease risk and apply precision preventive medicine. Personalized lifestyle prescription may be provided to individuals with elevated disease risk. We have deployed dimension reduction technique to find influential dietary patterns which is then associated with disease and subclinical disorders. In order to contribute to disease prevention, we have been designing and evaluating efficacy of therapeutic diets or supplements with multiple beneficial components to lower risk of diseases, e.g., asthma, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, hyperuricemia, and breast cancer.
Efficacy of Dietary Intervention with Group Activities on Dietary Intakes, Frailty Status, and Working Memory: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in Community StrongholdsNutrients, Apr 19, 2023
Dietary Characteristics of Elders with Frailty and with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Cross-Sectional Findings and Implications from the Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan 2014-2017Nutrients, Dec 07, 2022
(104年) Outstanding Contributions in Science & Technology Award of Executive
(103年) International Fellow of American Heart Association (FAHA)
(103年) Contribution Award given by Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
(99年) Life Time Achievement Award, APCNS (Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition
(99年) 36th Merit Award for Nutrition Promotion and Education by Taiwan
(92年) Distinguished Research Award by Taiwan Nutrition Society.
(81年) Dr. San-Chiou Chen's Memorial Award by the Chinese Nutrition
(80年) The Best Thesis Advisor Award by the Chinese Nutrition Society.