Professor Hsien-Wen Kuo

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 Professor Hsien-Wen Kuo

Current PositionProfessor, 
Institute of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University
OfficeRoom 308, Medical Building II
Campus Extention67922;
Academic DegreesPh.D. Instiute of Public Health, National Taiwan University
M.S. Institute of Public Health. National Taiwan University
B.S. Department of Public Health, China Medical College
Research ExperienceProfessor, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Director, Department of Public Health, China Medical College
Associate Professor/Chairman, Institute of Environmental Health, China Medical College
Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, August 2016 – July 2017
Research Assistant, Institute of Public Health, National Taiwan University
ExpertiseOccupational Health, Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Policy and program in Public Health
Research InterestsHealth risk assessment of people living near industrial areas and incinerators

Work environment measurement and labor health risk assessment

Environmental and biological detection of smoke hazards and second-hand smoke

Promotion of the Healthy City and Safe Community Project


List of selected publications

1. Kuo HW (correspondence) & Shen HY.Indoor and outdoor PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations in the air as affected by a dust storm. Building & Environment 2010; 45(3): 610-614. (Impact factor: 1.8;Rank:5/49, 10.2%).
2.Chang TY, Lin SJ, Shie RH, Tsai SW, Hsu HT, Tsai CT, Kuo HW, Chiang CF, Lai JS. Characterization of volatile organic compounds in the vicinity of an optoelectronics industrial park in . J Air Waste Manag Assoc 2010; 60(1):55-62. (Impact factor: 1.67).
3.Yuan SC, Weng SC, Chou MC, Tang YJ, Lee SH, Chen DY, Chuang YW, Yu CH, Kuo HW(correspondence). How family support affects physical activity (PA) among middle-aged and elderly people before and after they suffer from chronic diseases. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2011;53;274-277. (Impact factor: 1.36;Rank:25/40, 62.5%).
4. Yuan SC, Kuo HW(correspondence), Liu HH, Chen CJ, Lin CJ, Chen MC, Chou MC. Influences of shift work on fatigue among nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 2011;19:339-345. (Impact Factor: 1.452, 2010: Nursing (Science): 13 / 88; Management: 62 / 140; Nursing (Social Science): 11 / 85).
5. Lien HC, Wang CC, Hsu JY, Sung FC, Cheng KF, Liang WM, Kuo HW, Lin PH, Chang CS. Classical reflux symptoms, hiatus hernia and overweight independently predict pharyngeal acid exposure in patients with suspected reflux laryngitis. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2011;33(1):89-98. (2010 Impact Factor is 3.861; SCImago SJR 0.434 for 2010 (rank 8/114 for Gastroenterology, 4/26 in Hepatology and 8/114 in Pharmacology).
6. Hsu-Tzu Shih, Chin-Lin Yu, Ming-Tsang Wu, Chiu-Shong Liu, Chon-Haw Tsai, Dong-Zong Hung, Chun-Shing Wu, Hsien-Wen Kuo(correspondence). Subclinical abnormalities in workers with continuous low-level toluene exposure. Toxicol Ind Health September 2011 27: 691-699. (Impact factor:0.915;Rank: 78.6%).
7. Lin WC, Hsu-Tzu Shih, Chin-Lin Yu, Ming-Tsang Wu, Chiu-Shong Liu, Chon-Haw Tsai, Dong-Zong Hung, Chun-Shing Wu, Hsien-Wen Kuo(correspondence). Subclinical abnormalities in workers with continuous low-level toluene exposure. Toxicol Ind Health September 2011 27: 691-699. (Impact factor:0.915;Rank: 78.6%).
8. Chen CH,Chang YC,Hsieh YChen YC, Huang YC,Kuo HW(correspondence). The association between drinking habits and family relationships in three villages of indigenous Taiwanese. Asia-Pac J Public Heath (Impact factor: 1.06 Rank: 87/136=67%).
 9.Chih-Ming Lin.Hsen-Wen Kuo(correspondence). Sex-Age Differences in Association with Particulate Matter and Emergency Admissions for Cardiovascular Diseases: A Hospital-Based Study in . Public Health 2013;127:828-33. (Impact factor: 1.35).
10. Tsai-Chang Lo, Jui-Hsien Chang, Hsiu-Hsiung Lee, Hsen-Wen Kuo (correspondence). Risk factors for and prevalence of clonorchiasis in miaoli county, . Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 2013; 44(6):950-58. (Impact factor: 0.61;).
11. Chiang CL, Liao CY, Kuo HW (correspondence). Postures of upper extremity correlated with risk of carpaltunnel syndrome (CTS). International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health 2017;30(2):281-290(IF=1.054,Rank=153/172=88.9%).
12. Li LL, Yin YC, Liu PE, Ling CS, Kuo CY, Hsien-Wen Kuo (correspondence)Correlation between psychophysiological response and hospital management model for nurses involved in medication errors. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2017;7(8):72-79.
13. Hsu YC, Wei-Qian Lin WQ, Hsien-Wen Kuo (correspondence). Schizophrenic Patients’ Poor Perception in Personal Hygiene. Mental Health in Family Medicine (2017) 13: 369-374.
14. Liu ST, Liao CY, Kuo CY, Kuo HW (correspondence). The Effects of PM2.5 from Asian Dust Storms on Emergency Room Visits for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 428; doi:10.3390/ijerph14040428. (IF=2.05).
15. Lin LJ, Hsu YC,Scharlach AE, Kuo HW(correspondence). Comparison perception on implementing age-friendly Taiwan between facilitators and experts.Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017 (Revised).
16. Owili PO, Muga MA, Pan WC, Kuo HW (correspondence). Indoor secondhand tobacco smoke and risk of under-five mortality in 23 sub-Saharan Africa countries: A population based study and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE 2017;12(5):e0177271. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177271. eCollection 2017.
17. Lin SL, Liu TY, Hung YM, Huang WC, Wu ML, Chen JW, Kuo      HW(correspondence). Effects of antioxidant and chelation therapy in coronary artery disease patients with elevated lead or cadmium levels. Int J Clin Exp Med 2017;10(7):11123-11132
18. Liu LC, KuoHW, Lin CC. Current Status and Policy Planning for Promoting Age-Friendly Cities in Taitung County: Dialogue Between Older Adults and Service Providers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health  2018; 15, 2314; doi:10.3390 /ijerph 15102314.
19. Lin PY, Lai SP, Wang MC, Kuo HW (correspondence). Environmental health risks perception, attitude, and avoidance behavior toward municipal solid waste incinerator. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 2018;28(2):159-166. doi: 10.1080/09603123.2018.1453052.
20. Liu LC, Kuo HW, Lin CC. Current Status and Policy Planning for Promoting Age-Friendly Cities in Taitung County: Dialogue Between Older Adults and Service Providers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018 Oct 21;15(10). pii: E2314.
21. Owili PO, Muga MA, Kuo HW (correspondence). Gender difference in the association between environmental tobacco smoke and birth weight in Africa. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018, 15, 1409; doi:10.3390/ijerph15071409
22. Lin LJ, Hsu YC,Kuo HW (correspondence). The Prospects and Opportunities of Age-friendly Taiwan. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association 2018;1-2.
23. Lin PY, Chen SC, Lo TC, Kuo HW (correspondence). Dual infection with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus correlated with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes 2019 Jan 17. doi: 10.1055/a-0794-6135.
24. 郭憲文。健康無國界、城市要健康(Health without Borders, the City toward Health)。護理雜誌 2018年第65卷第5期27-33。
25. Lin KM, Chiou JY, Ko SH, Tan JY, Liao WC, Lee MC, Kuo HW (correspondence). Risky Lifestyle Behaviors Associated with Metabolic Syndrome by Gender in Taiwanese Young-Adult. Biological Research for Nursing. (accepted)
26. Lin KM, Chiou JY, Ko SH, *Kuo HW, Tan JY, Liao WC, Lee MC. (2019). Associations between unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and metabolic syndrome by gender in young adults. Biological Research for Nursing, 2019, Vol. 21(2) 173-181.
27. Huang NC, Kuo HW, Hung TJ, Hu SC. (2019). Do Healthy city performance awards lead to health in all policies? A case of Taiwan. International Journal of Environmental  Research and Public Health, 2019, 16, 1061; doi:10.3390 /ijerph16061061.
28. Lin LJ, Hsu YC, Scharlach AE, *Kuo HW. (2019). Examining stakeholder perspectives: process, performance and progress of the age-friendly Taiwan program. International Journal of Environmental Health Research,2019, 16, 608; doi:10.3390/ijerph16040608.
29. Lin PY, Wang JY, Shih DP, *Kuo HW, Liang WM. (2019). The interaction effects of burnout and job support on peptic ulcer disease (PUD) among firefighters and policemen. International Journal of Environmental Health Research2019, 16, 2369; doi:10.3390/ ijerph16132369.
30. Liu CC, Li CY, Kung SF, Kuo HW, Huang NH, Sun Y, Hu SC. (2019). Association of environmental features and the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia in older adults: A nationwide longitudinal case-control study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16(16). 2828; doi:10.3390/ijerph16162828.
31. *Kuo HW, Rees VW. (2019). Third-hand smoke (THS): What is it and what should we do about it? Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, 2019; Sept. 8.118(11):1478-1479.
32. Andriani H, Putri S, Kosasih RI, *Kuo HW. (2019). Parental smoking and under-five child mortality in southeast Asia: evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019 Nov 27;16(23). pii: E4756.
33. Chang TY, Liu CL, Huang KH, Kuo HW. (2019). Indoor and outdoor exposure to volatile organic compounds and health risk assessment in residents living near an optoelectronics industrial park. Atmosphere 2019; 201910(7), 380;
34. Lin PY, Chen SC, Lo TC, Kuo HW (correspondence)Dual Infection with Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Correlated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2020;128(1):38-42.
35. Lin PY, Wang JY, Tseng P, Shih DP, Yang CL, Liang WM, Kuo HW (Correspondence). Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and hyperlipidemia modified by perceived work stress. PLoS ONE 2020;15(1): e0227348.
36. Liu CC, Sun Y, Kung SF, Kuo HW, Huang NH, Li CY, Hu SC. Effects of Physical and Social Environments on the risk of Dementia among older Adults in Taiwan: A National Population-Based Case-Control Study. BMC Geriatrics (2020) 20:226.
37. Andriani H, Kosasih I, Putri R, Kuo HW. Effects of changes in smoking status on blood pressure among adult males and females in Indonesia: a 15-year population-based cohort study. BMJ Open 2020;10(4):e038021.
38. Dann-Pyng Shih Ping-Yi Lin Wen-Miin LiangPo-Chang TsengHsien-Wen Kuo (correspondence)Jong-Yi Wang. Sleep Duration and Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) Associated with Obesity and Type II Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among Taiwanese Middle-Aged Public Servants. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(18):E6577.
39. Dann-Pyng Shih, Chu-Ting Wen, Hsien-Wen Kuo, Wen-Miin LiangLi-Fan Liu, Chien-Tien Su, Jong-Yi Wang. Spousal Concordance in Dietary Behaviors and Metabolic Components, and Their Association: A Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrients 2020;12, 3332; doi:10.3390/nu12113332.