Dr. Shu-Fang Shih has a diversified background in business administration, risk management
and insurance, actuarial science, and public health. Prior to joining the University
of Michigan in 2018, she was an Associate Professor at the National Taiwan Normal
University and an adjunct PI at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan.
She received two excellences in teaching awards during the last five years. Because
of her multi-disciplinary background and diverse experience, Dr. Shih was invited
to serve on many committees and consult in the Taiwanese central government (Ministry
of Finance, Ministry of Health and Welfare, and Ministry of Education) and local government
Dr. Shih's research areas focused on health literacy, health behavior, healthcare use, and health equity issues in children, adolescents, and women, as well as evaluations of health promotion program in the communities. She is well-versed in school-based, hospital-based, and workplace health promotion intervention studies. She is passionate about engaging stakeholders and community-based organizations in designing, implementing, and evaluating interventional programs to generate impact on behavioral changes and health improvement.
In addition, Dr. Shih is interested in employing health information technology to improve health outcomes. During the past six years, she led a multi-disciplinary team to help the Taiwanese Ministry of Education design and construct a platform that collects and analyzes personal health and health behavior data of college students to assist colleges, universities and the Ministry of Education in health management, as well as planning and implementing effective programs to promote college students' health in Taiwan.
HMP 640: Program Evaluation in Public Health
- PhD, Health Policy and Management, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010
- M.S., Health Policy and Management, Harvard University, 1999
- M.B.A., National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1997
- B.B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994
Research Interests & Projects
Dr. Shih's recent research primarily focuses on the measurement of maternal, child
and adolescent health literacy, the associations among health literacy, health behaviors
and health outcomes, the effects of a life skills-based intervention on sleep health
among adolescents, evaluation of tailored health promotion programs in workplace and
hospital-based health promotion programs for the elderly, healthcare and health disparities
among children with special healthcare needs, and informed decision making about prenatal
screening and diagnosis for pregnant women.
- Li-Ling Liao, I-Ju Lai, Shu-Fang Shih, Li-Chun Chang. Development and Validation of the Nutrition Literacy Measure for Taiwanese College Students. Taiwan Journal of Public Health 2018 37(5): 582-597.
- Chieh-Hsing Liu, Fong-Ching Chang, Li-Ling Liao, Yu-Zhen Niu, Chi-Chia Cheng, Shu-Fang Shih. Health Promoting Schools in Taiwan: School Principals’ and Teaches’ Perspectives on Implementation and Sustainability. Health Education Journal. August 23, 2018.
- Jung-Yu Liao, Hsueh-Yun Chi, Jong-Long Guo, Chiu-Mieh Huang, Shu-Fang Shih*. 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; 12: 30.
- Ping-Hsiu Tsai, Chen-Li Lin, Shu-Fang Shih*. Factors Associated with Behavioral Intention Towards Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine during Pregnancy – An Empirical Study at Taipei City Hospitals. Taiwan Journal of Public Health 2017; 36(6): 571-588. (in Chinese)
- Shu-Fang Shih, Chieh-Hsing Liu, Li-Ling Liao, Richard H Osborne. Health Literacy and the Determinants of Obesity: A Population-based Survey of Sixth Grade School Children in Taiwan. BMC Public Health 2016; 16: 280.
- Chen-Li Lin, Shu-Fang Shih*, Ping-Hsiu Tsai, Ai-Chi Liang. Is Birth Cohort 1985/9-1990/8 a Susceptibility Window for Congenital Rubella Syndrome in Taiwan? Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2016; 55(3): 368-373.
- Chen-Yin Tung, Chia-Chen Chang, Cheng Chang, Shu-Ling Tsai, Shu-Fang Shih, Chieh-Hsing Liu, Yun-Wen Yin, Chao-Yi Chang, Ya-Hsuan Lin. The Analysis of Elementary Students’ National Health Insurance Knowledge and Behavior. Chinese Journal of School Health 2016; 69: 1-19. (in Chinese)
- Hsin-Pei Lai, Chen-Li Lin, Shu-Fang Shih*. Factors Associated with the Intention and Willingness to Pay for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Catch-up Vaccination among Women. Journal of Health Promotion and Health Education 2016; 45: 93-117. (in Chinese)
- Chia-Chen Chang, Shu-Fang Shih, Chen-Yin Tung, Chieh-Hsing Liu, Yun-Wen Yin, Ruoh-Leei Dai. 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 2016; 61(1): 139-167. (in Chinese)
- Chieh-Hsing Liu, Fong-Ching Chang, Li-Ling Liao, Yu-Zhen Niu, Chi-Chia Cheng, Shu-Fang Shih, Tzu-Chau Chang, Hsin-Pei Chou. Expanding School-District/University Partnerships to Advance Health Promoting Schools Implementation and Efficacy in Taiwan. Health Education Research 2015; 30(4): 638-646.
- Likwang Chen, Shu-Fang Shih*, Chen-Li Lin, Wei-Chih Yang, Ken N. Kuo. Factors Associated with Access to Healthcare for Infertility Problems under Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Program. Journal of Health Promotion and Health Education 2015; (43): 59-76.
- Ting-Chun Chu, Wan-Jung Wu, Wei-Han Jhan, Shu-Fang Shih*, Chen-Li Lin. Factors Associated with Mothers’ Knowledge and Self-Efficacy of Infant Care in the Postnatal Period - A Case Study in a Taipei City Hospital. Health Promotion and Health Education Journal 2015; 39: 83-95. (in Chinese)
- Yu-Tso Yeh, Shu-Fang Shih*. Clustering of Health-Related Behaviors and Healthcare Utilization among Emerging Adults in Taiwan. Taiwan Journal of Public Health 2014; 33(6): 649-662. (in Chinese)
- Shu-Fang Shih*, Tung-Liang Chiang. Area Health Inequalities in Postneonatal Mortality: Time Trends and Cause-Decomposition Analysis in Taiwan. Journal of Health Promotion and Health Education 2014; 42: 59-76. (in Chinese)
- Chieh-Hsing Liu, Li-Ling Liao, Shu-Fang Shih, Tzu-Chau Chang, Hsueh-Yun Chi, Richard H Osborne. Development and Implementation of Taiwan’s Child Health Literacy Test. Taiwan Journal of Public Health 2014; 33(3): 251-270. (in Chinese)
- Ying-Chun Chou, Shu-Fang Shih, Wei-Der Tsai, Chiang-shan R Li, Ke Xu and Tony Szu-Hsien Lee. Improvement of Quality of Life in Methadone Treatment Patients in Northern Taiwan: A Follow-Up Study. BMC Psychiatry 2013; 13: 190.
- Chih-Cheng Hsu, Cheng-Hua Lee, Mark L. Wahlqvist, Hsiao-Ling Huang, Hsing-Yi Chang, Likwang Chen, Shu-Fang Shih, Shyi-Jang Shin, Wen-Chen Tsai, Ted Chen, Chi-Ting Huang, Jur-Shan Cheng. Poverty Increases Type 2 Diabetes Incidence and Inequality of Care Despite Universal Health Coverage. Diabetes Care 2012; 35(11): 2286-2292.
- Likwang Chen, Hsin-Ming Lu, Shu-Fang Shih, Ken N. Kuo, Chi-Liang Chen, Lynn Chu Huang. Poverty Related Risk for Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations among Children in Taiwan. BMC Health Services Research 2010; 10: 196.
- Shu-Fang Shih, Chih-Yin Lew-Ting, Hsing-Yi Chang, Ken N. Kuo. Insurance Covered and Non-covered Complementary and Alternative Medicine Utilisation among Adults in Taiwan. Social Science and Medicine 2008; 67: 1183-1189.
- Shu-Fang Shih, Likwang Chen, Chi Pang Wen, Wei-Chi Yang, Yaw-Tang Shih. An Investigation of the Smoking Behaviours of Parents before, during and after the Birth of Their Children in Taiwan. BMC Public Health 2008; 8: 67.
- Nicole Huang, Shu-Fang Shih, Hsing-Yi Chang, Yiing-Jenq Chou. Record Linkage Research and Informed Consent: Who Consents? BMC Health Services Research 2007; 7(1): 18.
- Huei-Yang Chen, Hsing-Yi Chang, Shu-Fang Shih, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Yu-Hsuan Lin, Yaw-Tang Shih. The Regional Differences in Prevalence, Medical Expenditures and Risk Factors for Injury in Taiwanese Teenagers. BMC Public Health 2006; 6(1): 107-116.
- Yaw-Tang Shih, Shu-Fang Shih, Nan-Shen Chen, Cheng-Shing Chen. Human Research Protections – Current Status in Taiwan and Policy Proposals. Taiwan Journal of Public Health 2005; 24(4): 360-373.
- Yaw-Tang Shih, Shu-Fang Shih, Nan-Shen Chen, Szu-Hsien T. Lee, Cheng-Shing Chen, Matthew Tayback. A National Survey of Physicians’ Attitudes toward Protecting Human Research Participants in Taiwan. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 2004; 14(2): 42-48.
- Yi-Wen Tsai, Hai-Yen Sung, Chung-Lin Yang, Shu-Fang Shih. The Behaviour of Purchasing Smuggled Cigarettes in Taiwan. Tobacco Control 2003; 12(1): 28-33.
- International Health Economics Association
- Society of Behavioral Medicine
- American Public Health Association