Shu-ti ChiouMD, PhD, MSc
Shu-Ti Chiou, M.D. (family medicine) & Ph.D. in epidemiology, is the former Director-General of Health Promotion Administration in Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan 2009-2016, former Chair of the Governance Board of International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services 2012-2014, and former Global Vice President for Partnerships of the International Union for Health Promotion & Education 2013-2016. She established the “Task Force on HPH & Environment” and the “Task Force on HPH & Age-friendly Health Care” in collaboration with the WHO Collaborating Center for Evidence-based Health Promotion in Hospitals. Dr. Chiou initiated several pioneering initiatives in health promotion & in healthcare delivery reforms, including healthy city & healthy settings development, breastfeeding policies, comprehensive cancer control policy, obesity prevention & control, regional diabetes shared care, health-promoting hospital initiative, age-friendly city & age-friendly healthcare initiative, etc., and published scientific papers on evidences of these programs’ impact & determinants of success.
Dr. Chiou has received many honorable awards, such as the Distinguished Achievement Award for Top Ten Outstanding Civil Servants (1999), the Award for Top Ten Outstanding Young Women in Taiwan (2000), the National Award for Model Civil Servants (1999 & 2012). Internationally, under her leadership, Taiwan was awarded with “the Network with Outstanding Fulfillment of Health Promoting Hospital Strategy” in 2013, and Taiwan’s cancer control plan and breast cancer control plan were rated with highest score among nine Asian countries and region in 2015 & 2016 respectively, its palliative care, the 6th in the world & the best in Asia in 2015, by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).