Research Group of Traffic Pollution and Human Health

    Our research emphasizes on how traffic pollution (e.g. diesel engine exhaust, noise, air pollutants) affects human chronic diseases, particularly focusing on cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and mental health. We primarily utilize observational studies to evaluate exposure-diseases association. Specifically, we utilize the causal mediation model to evaluate the association of environmental pollutants with diseases,. With the emerging of Exposome era, we also interested in developing the high-dimensional model to explore how pollution mixture (One Environment) affects human health.


    We have
a long-term collaboration with Academia Sinica (Genomic Center, Institute of Statistical Science),
National Chen Kung University , Brown University, and National University of Singapore. We also collaborate with Professor Yen-Tsung Huang (Academia Sinica and Brown University) to develop causal mediation models in high-dimensional settings that will be ultimately applied in environmental health.

    本研究團隊著重於了解交通汙染(柴油廢氣噪音空氣汙染),對於人類慢性疾病的影響,例如癌症、心血管疾病、精神疾病等。主要利用觀察型研究的資料,了解暴露與疾病之間的相關性。同時利用中介因果模型(causal mediation model),來了解何種汙染物質(噪音、空汙)為交通暴露源(柴油車、汽油車)與疾病之間的中介因子。隨著暴露質體(Exposome)概念的發展,本團隊同時發展高維度的統計模型,來探討多重暴露與人類健康的關係。我們的合作團隊包含台灣中央研究院、成功大學、美國布朗大學、新加坡大學。


Currently our research focus on the following areas:

1. Evaluate the interplay of traffic exposure, pollution, and human chronic diseases.
(了解交通汙染源如何透過汙染物造成疾病發生)



2. Apply the cutting-edge statistical models (e.g.  high-dimensional mediators model) in multiple-exposure setting to characterize how pollutant mixtures (One Environment) affect human health.

(使用高維度中介模型探討暴露質體對於健康之影響)