AfRIG: Pharmacoepidemiology Study Designs

Dr. Chan is a physician epidemiologist with more than 30 years of global research experience in academia and private sector, with a primary focus on post-marketing evaluation of medical products. He received medical training at National Taiwan University (MD-equivalent, 1987) and advanced training in epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health (Doctor of Science, 1992). He has served on the faculty at National Taiwan University (NTU) and Harvard School of Public Health and joined the private industry in 2005, subsequently became Chief Scientist of the Epidemiology Unit at Optum.

Dr. Chan returned to NTU in 2013 and is currently a professor at NTU College of Medicine, Director of the NTU Health Data Research Center and Director of the Clinical Trial Center at NTU Hospital. From mid-2016 through mid-2019 he served as the Director of the Medical Research Department at NTU Hospital. In addition to scientific research, he has provided consultation for Taiwan Food and Drug Administration and related health authority for more than 20 years. Dr. Chan has been a Fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology since 2003 and has authored or co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and co-edited a textbook on pharmacoepidemiology. According to Google Scholar, his H-index is 58 as of July 2020.

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