Public Health Services and Policy Research:
Research Assistant September 2013 – present
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. I’m a part-time research assistant for Professor Julia Abelson and Assistant Professor Emmanuel Guindon at the Center of Health Economics and Policy Research (CHEPA).
Graduate Research Assistant/ Research Coordinator 12.2012 – 08.2013
National Science Council, Taipei, Taiwan. From December 2012 to March 2013, I collaborated with Professor Peter Wu-Shiou Chang at the Taipei Medical University in the Sustainability Literacy Assessment lab in Taiwan (SLAT). I lead our team to conduct systematic reviews to define operational variables for sustainability literacy in Taiwan. From April 2013 to August 2013, I worked with Professor Chueh Chang to as a graduate research assistant to develop a gendered-health depression handbook for a mentally healthy cities project for the ministry of health under NSC Grant.
Healthcare Services Intern, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) 01.2012 -08.2012, Seattle, WA, USA.
Responsible for community outreach with community health centers (CHC), local pharmacies and major hospitals, and establishing rapport with local sponsors. Tasks include fundraising, grant-writing and assisting in organizing community events such as educational symposiums and summer camps for clients.
Intern, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 05.2008 – 08.2008
National Health Command Center (NHCC), Epidemic Intelligence Center, Taiwan. Responsible for daily collection of report on notifiable disease outbreaks via various news sources and online disease outbreak surveillance sites (i.e. Healthmap.org). Acquired intermediate knowledge on data-mining on TB and HIV/AIDS clusters using ArcGIS in cooperation with the active surveillance team, CDC, Taiwan.
Graduate Teaching Assistant February 2009 – July 2010
Institute of Health Policy and Management, National Taiwan University. Assisted three courses, responsibilities included course planning, course website management, grading, student correspondence, and facilitating group discussions for graduate-level courses in Public Mental Health; Health Psychology; and Health Communication and Health Promotion (course instructed in English).
Graduate Teaching Assistant September 2009 – January 2010. Population and Gender Studies Center, National Taiwan University. Assisted in Gender Equity seminar, responsible for grading, group leading, office hours, contacting guest lecturers, corresponding with lead faculty. Garnered positive feedback.
Radio guest speaker, Taiwanese National Educational Radio August 2006
Topic: “Finnish healthcare and education systems”, National Educational Radio (NER), Taipei, Taiwan
Part-time Administrative Assistant Sept.2008 – July. 2010.
Institute of Health Policy and Management, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Freelance English-to-Chinese medical translator 2007- present
I translate various scientific publications to Chinese, subjects include nursing, public health, psychology, and neurosciences. Collaborators include professors at the Nursing Department in Yang-Ming Medical University, the Department of Healthcare Management of National Taipei College of Nursing, the Nursing Department of National Taiwan University, and students at the Chicago Academy of Arts.
The Gender Equality Committee Student Representative, National Taiwan University 09.2004 – 08.2005
Public Health and global health volunteerism:
Harm reduction specialist (volunteer) March- December 2011
Robert Clewis Center, King Country Department of Public Health, Seattle, WA, USA
Hepatitis-C prevention outreach RN for the homeless and incarcerated March- Aug 2011.
Hepatitis Education Project (HEP), King County, Seattle, WA, USA
Refugee Youth Program K6 teacher (volunteer) March-June 2011
Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA), Seattle, WA, USA
Ban Home Hug HIV/AIDS orphanage volunteer Summer 2008
Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network (SEALNet), Yasotorn, Thailand. An initiative from University of Stanford, in affliation with HIV-NAT, Thailand.
Addiction rehabilitation center volunteer June-July 2006
MONAR & Service Civil International (SCI), Gaudynki, Poland.
Associations I am involved in and the work I do:
Board of Directors August 2015 – present
Canadian Association for Health Research and Policy Research (CAHSPR), Ottawa, ON, Canada. I am serving my one-year term as the student representative for the 2016 Canadian Association for Health Research and Policy Research (CAHSPR) Executive Board Member.
Planning committee member August 2014 – July 2015
Canadian Association for Health Research and Policy Research (CAHSPR), Ottawa, ON, Canada. I am the CAHSPR student representative and planning committee member of the 2015 Canadian Association for Health Research and Policy Research (CAHSPR) annual conference. Main tasks include conference planning, designing sessions, sessional speaker invitation, etc.
Co-chair, CAHSPR Student Working Group August 2014- July 2016
Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR), Ottawa, ON, Canada
Academic subcommittee, Student Working Group, CAHSPR November 2013 – present
Roles include panel-planning, preliminary communications with presenters for academic sessions at the pre-conference, and assisting in SWG-related networking and social events at CAHSPR.
Student Committee Member 06.2011-09.2011
Western Regional International Health Conference (WRIHC), Global Health Resource Center (GHRC), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. My group and I are involved in mental-health awareness campaigns, e.g. fundraising, speaker-invitation, etc.
Student Committee Member and Panelist, 09.2011 – 12.2011
Global Health Seminar, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Responsibilities include course planning and speaker invitation. I was invited to be a panelist in the introduction to healthcare systems.
Student delegate May 2006 – May 2007
ICN (International Council of Nurses) Student Network, ICN Congress, Yokohama, Japan
Elected chair of the ICN Student Network Student Steering Committee by 16 regional representatives (later declined position due to academic concerns), drafted the first constitution of the ICN Student Network, and announced the Network launch in Yokohama.
Joint Working Group Core member May 2006 – November 2007
World Healthcare Students’ Symposium (WHSS), Albufeira, Portugal
Via thousands of email correspondence and two face-to-face meetings in Geneva, the core members coordinated with 6 international student federations to develop conference themes, invited guest lecturers, draft fundraising packages for sponsors, designed ethics case-studies to bridge cultural gaps and lead multi-disciplinary focus groups.
The WHO Nurse Practitioner exchange program representative
International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), Taipei, Taiwan
World Health Assembly student nurse delegate May 2006
59th World Health Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland
Chairperson, International Student Nurses Assembly 12.2004 – 05.2005
23rd International Council of Nurses (ICN) International Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. I was selected by the International Counsel of Nurses (headquartered in Geneva) to chair and coordinate the student assembly, surpassing 200 delegates competing for the same position
President, Taiwan Student Nurses Association (TSNA) 01.2005 – 01.2006
As president, I lead 26 accredited nursing schools in Taiwan to organize the 8th Student Nurse Sports Tournament, the 1st student nurse international conference in Taipei, and helped TSNA overcome budget shortage by generating 30k in revenues from membership fees in 2006.
President, NTU Nursing Student Association, NTU 09.2004-08.2005