Research Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Dr. Shih has a diverse background in public health, business administration, risk management and insurance, and actuarial science. Her research has focused on maternal and child health, health literacy, and design, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based health programs. A special interest of hers is in designing effective strategies to align public health, social services, and healthcare systems to deliver family-centered and integrated care for vulnerable populations. She co-led a nation-wide program in Taiwan to promote vision health, dental health, nutrition literacy, physical activity, and health insurance literacy in schools. She has been a consultant to schools and local governments in designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs for years.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Research Assistant Professor , Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
  • 2016–2018
    Associate Professor with tenured, Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, School of Education, National Taiwan Normal University
  • 2012–2016
    Assistant Professor , Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, School of Education, National Taiwan Normal University
  • 2011–2012
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Sociology, College of Humanities and Social Science, National Tsing Hua University
  • 2008–2012
    Senior Research Associate , Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
  • 2004–2008
    Research Associate (Level II), Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
  • 1999–2004
    Research Associate (Level I), Division of Health Policy Research, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan

Education

  • 2010 
    National Taiwan University , Ph.D., Health Policy and Management
  • 1999 
    Harvard School of Public Health , MSc, Health Policy and Management
  • 1997 
    National Chengchi University, MBA, Risk Management and Insurance (Major: Actuarial Science)
  • 1994 
    National Chengchi University, BBA, Risk Management and Insurance (Major: Actuarial Science)

Publications

  • 2020
    Association between Air Pollution and Skin Aging in Taipei City Communities, Taiwan Journal of Public Health
  • 2020
    Factors Associated with Social Participation among Older Adults Living Alone in Nangang District in Taipei, Journal of Health Promotion and Health Education
  • 2020
    Pregnant Women’s Attitudes and Decision-Making Regarding Prenatal Down Syndrome Screening and Diagnosis: Scale Development and Validation, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • 2020
    Characterization of Phthalate Exposure in Relation to Serum Thyroid and Growth Hormones, and Estimated Daily Intake Levels in Children Exposed to Phthalate-Tainted Products: a Longitudinal Cohort Study, Environmental Pollution
  • 2020
    Efficacy of Multidomain Interventions to Improve Physical Frailty, Depression and Cognition: Data from Cluster-randomized Controlled Trials, Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
  • 2019
    Defining Adolescent Health Literacy and Constructing Its Indicators from a Health Promotion Perspective, Journal of Research in Education Sciences
  • 2019
    Health Promoting Schools in Taiwan: School Principals’ and Teachers’ Perspectives on Implementation and Sustainability, Health Education Journal
  • 2019
    Factors Associated with Post-partum Smoking Relapse in Taiwan: A Trial of Smoker’s Helpline, Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2018
    Development and Validation of the Nutrition Literacy Measure for Taiwanese College Students, Taiwan Journal of Public Health
  • 2017
    The Validity and Reliability of the Mandarin Chinese Version of the Drug Abuse Screening Test among Adolescents in Taiwan, Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention and Policy
  • 2017
    Factors Associated with Behavioral Intention Towards Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine during Pregnancy – An Empirical Study at Taipei City Hospitals, Taiwan Journal of Public Health
  • 2016
    The Analysis of Elementary Students’ National Health Insurance Knowledge and Behavior, Chinese Journal of School Health
  • 2016
    Health Literacy and the Determinants of Obesity: A Population-based Survey of Sixth Grade School Children in Taiwan, BMC Public Health
  • 2016
    Is Birth Cohort 1985/9-1990/8 a Susceptibility Window for Congenital Rubella Syndrome in Taiwan?, Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2016
    Analysis of Taiwan National Health Insurance Education in Elementary and Junior High School: Textbooks for Grade 1-9 Curriculum in Health and Physical Education, Journal of Research in Education Sciences
  • 2015
    Factors Associated with a Postnatal Mother’s Knowledge and Self-Efficacy of Infant Care - A Case Study in a Certain Branch of the Taipei City Hospital, Health Promotion and Health Education Journal
  • 2015
    Expanding School-District/University Partnerships to Advance Health Promoting Schools Implementation and Efficacy in Taiwan, Health Education Research
  • 2014
    Clustering of Health-Related Behaviors and Healthcare Utilization among Emerging Adults in Taiwan, Taiwan Journal of Public Health
  • 2014
    Area Health Inequalities in Postneonatal Mortality: Time Trends and Cause-Decomposition Analysis in Taiwan, Journal of Health Promotion and Health Education
  • 2014
    Development and Implementation of Taiwan’s Child Health Literacy Test, Taiwan Journal of Public Health
  • 2013
    Improvement of Quality of Life in Methadone Treatment Patients in Northern Taiwan: A Follow-Up Study, BMC Psychiatry
  • 2013
    . Outcomes of Open Reduction for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Does Bilateral Dysplasia Have a Poorer Outcome?, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American Volume
  • 2012
    Poverty Increases Type 2 Diabetes Incidence and Inequality of Care Despite Universal Health Coverage, Diabetes Care
  • 2011
    Classification of Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • 2010
    Poverty Related Risk for Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations among Children in Taiwan, BMC Health Services Research
  • 2008
    Insurance Covered and Non-covered Complementary and Alternative Medicine Utilisation among Adults in Taiwan, Social Science and Medicine
  • 2008
    An Investigation of the Smoking Behaviours of Parents before, during and after the Birth of Their Children in Taiwan, BMC Public Health
  • 2007
    Record Linkage Research and Informed Consent: Who Consents?, BMC Health Services Research
  • 2006
    The Regional Differences in Prevalence, Medical Expenditures and Risk Factors for Injury in Taiwanese Teenagers, BMC Public Health
  • 2005
    Human Research Protections – Current Status in Taiwan and Policy Proposals, Taiwan Journal of Public Health
  • 2004
    A National Survey of Physicians’ Attitudes toward Protecting Human Research Participants in Taiwan, Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
  • 2004
    The Public Health Impact and Challenge of New Epidemics: Health Policy and Strategy, Taiwan Journal of Public Health
  • 2003
    The Behaviour of Purchasing Smuggled Cigarettes in Taiwan, Tobacco Control
  • 2003
    Health System Reform – The Fundamental Principles, Taiwan Journal of Public Health

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    What is Person-centered Care for Women with Physical Disabilities – A Qualitative Inquiry
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan
  • 2020
    Changes in COVID-19 Risk Perceptions in an International Sample (2020-2021)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation, USA
  • 2020
    A Group-Trajectory Analysis of Preconception Health among Adolescents using a National Prospective Cohort
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan
  • 2019
    Evaluation of a Community-based Behavioral Pilot Intervention with Multiple Components among Elderly in Taiwan
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Office of Global Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
  • 2019
    Community Partnership with Henry Ford Village - Implementation and Evaluation of a Walk Initiative Pilot Program for the Elderly
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Edward Ginsberg Center, University of Michigan
  • 2018
    An Intervention Incorporated Episodic Future Thinking into Possible Self to Prevent Adolescent Health-Compromising Behaviors: Testing the Mechanisms of Delay Discounting and Time Perspective and Intervention Efficacy (2018-2019)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2018
    The Establishment and Maintenance of a College/University Student Health Information System and Data Analysis (2018-present)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2017
    The Sustainability of National Health Insurance Program (2017-2018)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2017
    Development and Evaluation of the Nutritional Literacy Program on College Students Using an Online-Scenario-Based Approach (2017-2018)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2016
    The National Health Insurance Educational Intervention for Elementary School Students: Design and Evaluation
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    National Health Insurance Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
  • 2016
    Informed Choice in Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome - Current status and Future (2016-2017)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Department of Health, Taipei City Government, Taiwan
  • 2016
    Evaluation of a School-based Sleep Education Intervention for the 7th Grade Students (2016-2018)
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2016
    Influential Factors of Nutrition Literacy among College Students: a Longitudinal Survey and Intervention Based on Social Ecological Model (2016-2017)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2015
    Incidence, Comorbidity, and Factors associated with the Use of Preventive Care Services and Healthcare Utilization for Children with Down Syndrome in Taiwan: The Applications of Health Data Linkage Strategy (2015-2016)
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2015
    The Sustainability of National Health Insurance Program through Elementary and Junior High School Education: The County-based Approach
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2015
    The Development of Training Program for Multi-Dimensional Scales of Long-Term Care
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
  • 2015
    Exploration and Intervention of College Students’ Nutrition Literacy (2015-2016)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2014
    A Pilot Study of Implementing Catch-up Immunization Program through Pre-Conception and Prenatal Screening to Eliminate Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Department of Health, Taipei City Government, Taiwan
  • 2014
    Development and Measurement of the Adolescent Health Literacy Situational Simulation Online Test-Based on Health Promotion Perspective (2014-2016)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2014
    The Experimental Program on the Teaching and Support Module for Drug-Abuse Users in the School (2014-2015)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2013
    Review on Maternal and Child Health Care, Medical Payment and Public Health in Finland and Sweden and the Implications for Taiwan
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
  • 2013
    Environmental Toxicants Health Education: Strategic Plan and Establishment of Education Cloud (2013-2016)
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
  • 2013
    The Establishment and Maintenance of a College/University Student Health Information System and Data Analysis (2013-2018)
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2013
    Health Promoting School: Consultation and Platform Maintenance (2013-2018)
    Role:
    Co-I
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2013
    The Sustainability of National Health Insurance Program through Elementary and Junior High School Education (2013-2014)
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2012
    An Evidence-based Literature Review on the Effectiveness of Prenatal Screening for Genetic Diseases - Down Syndrome and Thalassemia (2012-2013)
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan

Professional Memberships

  • American Evaluation Association
  • Behavioral Science and Policy Association
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Network
  • International Health Literacy Association
  • International Population Data Linkage Network