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Professor Ro-Ting Lin

Name Ro-Ting Lin Ro-Ting Lin
Title Associate Professor
  • Department of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University
  • Address: No.100, Sec. 1, Jing-Mao Road, Taichung City, Taiwan 40604
  • Tel: +886-4-2296-7979 ext. 6215
  • E-mail: roting@mail.cmu.edu.tw
Resume Degree
  • Ph.D., Global Health, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • M.S., Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • B.S., Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Professional experience
  1. Associate Professor, Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan (Aug 2020 – Present)
  2. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan (Feb 2017 – Jul 2020)
  3. Visiting Associate Professor, Chiba University, Japan (Apr 2018 – Present)
  4. Honorary Associate, Asbestos Research Diseases Institute, Australia (Dec 2017 – Present)
  5. Deputy Secretary-General, Taiwan Occupational Hygiene Association, Taiwan (Apr 2017 – Present)
  6. Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports (May 2019 – Present)
  7. Associate Editor, Journal of Occupational Health (Sep 2018 – Present)
  8. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
  9. Research Fellow, Takemi Program in International Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
  10. Principal Engineer, Corporate ESH Division, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Taiwan
  11. Senior Engineer, Corporate ESH Division, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Taiwan
  12. Associate and Research Assistant, Global Health Center, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  13. Research Associate, Department of Environmental Epidemiology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
Fields of Specialty
  • Occupational Health Policy and Regulations
  • Corporate Environmental, Safety, and Health Management
  • Occupational Epidemiology - Industrial Hygiene
  • Environmental Epidemiology - Cross-country Comparison
Research Areas
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Environmental Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Global Health
  • Ergonomics
Selected Publication
  1. Hathaichon Boonhat, Ro-Ting Lin*. Association between leukemia incidence and mortality and residential petrochemical exposure: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environment International. 2020; 145: 106090. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106090)
  2. Gregory A. Roth*, George A. Mensah, Catherine O. Johnson, Giovanni Addolorato, Enrico Ammirati, Larry M. Baddour, Ming-Chieh Li, Ro-Ting Lin, and GBD-NHLBI-JACC Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases Writing Group. Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases and Risk Factors, 1990–2019 Update From the GBD 2019 Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2020; 76(25), 2982-3021. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.11.010)
  3. Christopher J L Murray*, Alan D Lopez, Theo Vos, Stephen S Lim, Ro-Ting Lin, and GBD 2019 Viewpoint Collaborators. Five insights from the global burden of disease study 2019. The Lancet. 2020; 396(10258), 1135-1159. (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31404-5)
  4. Theo Vos, Stephen S. Lim, Cristiana Abbafati, Ro-Ting Lin, Christopher J.L. Murray*, and GBD 2019 Diseases and Injuries Collaborators. Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet. 2020; 396(10258), 1204-1222. (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30925-9)
  5. Odgerel Chimed-Ochir, Diana Arachi, Tim Driscoll, Ro-Ting Lin, Jukka Takala, and Ken Takahashi*. Burden of Mesothelioma Deaths by National Income Category: Current Status and Future Implications. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2020; 17(18), 6900. (https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186900)
  6. Lung-Chang Chien, and Ro-Ting Lin*. COVID-19 Outbreak, Mitigation, and Governance in High Prevalent Countries. Annals of global health. 2020; 86(1), 119. (https://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.3011)
  7. Ro-Ting Lin, Ying-Wen Liang, Masaya Takahashi, Hisashi Eguchi, Akizumi Tsutsumi, and Sheng-Hsuan Lin*. Effect of implementing an overwork‐prevention act on working hours and overwork‐related disease: A mediation analysis. Journal of occupational health. 2020; 62(1), e12148. (https://doi.org/10.1002/1348-9585.12148)
  8. Ro-Ting Lin*, Yawen Cheng, and Yan-Cheng Jiang. Exploring Public Awareness of Overwork Prevention With Big Data From Google Trends: Retrospective Analysis. ournal of Medical Internet Research. 2020; 22(6), e18181. (https://doi.org/10.2196/18181)
  9. Tzu‐Haw Chen, Ro-Ting Lin, Wen‐Lun Wang, Ching‐Tai Lee, Cheng‐Hao Tseng, Wen‐Hung Hsu, Wei‐Chen Tai, Hsiu‐Po Wang, and Chi‐Yang Chang*. Validation of simplified classification of magnifying endoscopy for diagnosis of Barrett's dysplasia with blue laser imaging. Advances in Digestive Medicine. 2020. (https://doi.org/10.1002/aid2.13233)
  10. Wen Wen Chang, Chang, Wen-Wen, Hathaichon Boonhat, and Ro-Ting Lin*. Incidence of Respiratory Symptoms for Residents Living Near a Petrochemical Industrial Complex: A Meta-Analysis. nternational journal of environmental research and public health. 2020; 17(7), 2474. (https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072474)
  11. Liling Chaw, Lung-Chang Chien, Justin Wong, Ken Takahashi, David Koh, and Ro-Ting Lin*. Global trends and gaps in research related to latent tuberculosis infection. BMC public health. 2020; 20, 352, 1-10. (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-8419-0)
  12. Lung-Chang Chien*, Maxim Gakh, Courtney Coughenour, and Ro-Ting Lin. Temporal trend of research related to gun violence from 1981 to 2018 in the United States: a bibliometric analysis. Injury epidemiology. 2020; 7(1), 1-9. (https://doi.org/10.1186/s40621-020-0235-6)
  13. Ro-Ting Lin*, Lung-Chang Chien, Masamine Jimba, Sugio Furuya, and Ken Takahashi. Implementation of national policies for a total asbestos ban: a global comparison. The Lancet Planetary Health. 2019; 3(8), e341-e348. (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30109-3)
  14. Heng-Hao Chang, Ro-Ting Lin*. Policy changes for preventing and recognizing overwork-related cardiovascular diseases in Taiwan: an overview. Journal of Occupational Health. 2019 Feb 25; 61(4), 278-287. (https://doi.org/10.1002/1348-9585.12046)
  15. Sheng-Hsuan Lin, Meng-Ying Chou, and Ro-Ting Lin*. Mediation analysis for new recognition criteria, working hours and overwork-related disease: a nationwide ecological study using 11-year follow-up data in Taiwan. BMJ Open. 2019 July; 9(7), 278-28:e028973. (https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-028973)
  16. Ro-Ting Lin, Yu-Yin Chang, Jung-Der Wang, Lukas Jyuhn-Hsiarn Lee*. Upcoming epidemic of asbestos-related malignant pleural mesothelioma in Taiwan: a prediction of incidence in the next 30 years. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association. 2019 Jan;118(1):463-470. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfma.2018.07.013)
  17. Cheng-Kuan Lin*, Ro-Ting Lin, Tom Chen, Corwin Zigler, Yaguang Wei, David C. Christiani. A global perspective on coal-fired power plants and burden of lung cancer. Environmental Health. 2019 Jan 28;18(1):9. (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-019-0448-8)
  18. Cheng-Kuan Lin, Yu-Tien Hsu, David C. Christiani, Huei-Yang Hung, Ro-Ting Lin*. Risks and burden of lung cancer incidence for residential petrochemical industrial complexes: a meta-analysis and application. Environment International. 2018 Dec;121(Part 1):404-414. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.018)
  19. Ro-Ting Lin, Matthew John Soeberg, Lung-Chang Chien, Scott Fisher, Jukka Takala, Richard Lemen, Tim Driscoll, Ken Takahashi*. Bibliometric analysis of gaps in research on asbestos-related diseases: declining emphasis on public health over 26 years. BMJ Open. 2018 Jul 25;8(7):e022806. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022806)
  20. Ro-Ting Lin*, Lung-Chang Chien, Ichiro Kawachi. Nonlinear associations between working hours and overwork-related cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases (CCVD). Scientific Reports. 2018 Jun 26;8:9694. (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28141-2)
  21. Cheng-Kuan Lin, Ro-Ting Lin, Yunqi Liao, Francisco S. Sy, Adriana Perez*. Surveillance on the endemic of Zika virus infection by meteorological factors in Colombia: a population-based spatial and temporal study. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2018 Apr 17;18:180. (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3085-x)
  22. Cheng-Kuan Lin, Ro-Ting Lin, Pi-Cheng Chen, Pu Wang, Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin, Corwin Zigler, David C. Christiani*. A global perspective on sulfur oxide controls in coal-fired power plants and cardiovascular disease. Scientific Reports. 2018 Feb 8;8:2611. (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20404-2)
  23. Harry Yi-Jui Wu, Ro-Ting Lin*, Jung-Der Wang, Yawen Cheng. Transnational dynamics amid poor regulations: Taiwan’s asbestos ban actions and experiences. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017 Oct 17;14(10):1240. (https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14101240)
  24. Cheng-Kuan Lin, Huei-Yang Hung, David C. Christiani, Francesco Forastiere, Ro-Ting Lin*. Lung cancer mortality of residents living near petrochemical industrial complexes: a meta-analysis. Environmental Health. 2017 Sep 26;16(1):101. (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-017-0309-2)
  25. Ro-Ting Lin*, Cheng-Kuan Lin, David C. Christiani, Ichiro Kawachi, Yawen Cheng, Stephane Verguet, Simcha Jong. The impact of the introduction of new recognition criteria for overwork-related cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases: a cross-country comparison. Scientific Reports. 2017 Mar;7(1):167. (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-00198-5)
  26. Ro-Ting Lin*, David C. Christiani, Ichiro Kawachi, Ta-Chien Chan, Po-Huang Chiang, Chang-Chuan Chan. Increased risk of respiratory mortality associated with the high-tech manufacturing industry: a 26-year study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016 Jun;13(6):557. (https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13060557)
  27. Ro-Ting Lin, Lung-Chang Chien, Ya-Mei Chen, Chang-Chuan Chan. Governance matters: an ecological association between governance and child mortality. International Health. 2014 Sep;6(3):249-57. (https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihu018)
  28. Ro-Ting Lin, Ya-Mei Chen, Lung-Chang Chien, Chang-Chuan Chan. Political and social determinants of life expectancy in less developed countries: a longitudinal study. BMC Public Health. 2012 Jan 27;12:85. (https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-85)
  29. Ro-Ting Lin, Chang-Chuan Chan. Effects of heat on workers’ health and productivity in Taiwan. Global Health Action. 2009 Nov 11;2. (https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v2i0.2024)
  30. Ro-Ting Lin, Chang-Chuan Chan. Global climate change and implications for emerging infectious diseases. Journal of Healthcare Quality. 2009 July; 3(4):4-8. [In Chinese]
  31. Donald Wilson, Ken Takahashi, Guowei Pan, Chang-Chuan Chan, Shujuan Zhang, Yiping Feng, Tsutomu Hoshuyama, Kai-Jen Chuang, Ro-Ting Lin, Jing-Shiang Hwang. Respiratory symptoms among residents of a heavy-industry province in China: prevalence and risk factors. Respiratory Medicine. 2008 Nov;102(11):1536-44. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2008.06.010)
  32. Ro-Ting Lin, Ken Takahashi, Antti Karjalainen, Tsutomu Hoshuyama, Donald Wilson, Takashi Kameda, Chang-Chuan Chan, Chi-Pang Wen, Sugio Furuya, Toshiaki Higashi, Lung-Chang Chien, Megu Ohtaki. Ecological association between asbestos-related diseases and historical asbestos consumption: an international analysis. Lancet. 2007 Mar 10;369(9564):844-9. (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(07)60412-7)
  33. Ro-Ting Lin, Chang-Chuan Chan. Effectiveness of workstation design on reducing musculoskeletal risk factors and symptoms among semiconductor fabrication room workers. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2007 Jan;37(1):35-42. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2006.09.015)


Department of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, Taiwan
No.100, Sec. 1, Jing-Mao Road, Taichung City, Taiwan 40604, R.O.C 886-4-22967979 ext. 6201