Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene
The Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene was established in 1993. This is the first graduate institute majoring in occupational medicine and industrial hygiene in Taiwan. The mission of the Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene is to advance the health of all people in occupational and community settings in Taiwan and around the world through teaching, research and service in occupational and environmental health. Faculty members in the institute investigate causes, mechanisms and prevention measures of environmentally and occupationally related health issues, provide advanced education programs of occupational health with master and doctoral degrees, and provide scientifically based public health services to the public, governments, industries, and the labors. Research approaches range from the molecular to the epidemiologic, in physical scales of nano to macro, and by multiple disciplines of physical, chemical, biological sciences and economics. The Institute focuses on complex yet important public health problems that require integrated contributions of many advanced specialties. The institute's faculty, research staff, and students reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the field and include chemists, engineers, epidemiologists, ergonomics, physicians, molecular biologists, exposure assessors, and risk assessors.