The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) website released the news that Prof. Chang-Chuan Chan (associate dean and director of the Global Health Center) from the College of Public Health, National Taiwan University is an elected councilor from 2015 to 2017. Professor Chan is one of the six councilors in the group and the only one from Asia. He is also chair-elect of ISEE Asia chapter since 2015. ISEE is an international organization and has members from over 60 countries worldwide. It has regional chapters and local groups located in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Mediterranean, and Asia. The president of ISEE, Professor Francine Laden, is based in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Topics addressed by ISEE members include environmental exposures (e.g. air pollution, hazardous waste, metals, pesticides, radiation), health effects (e.g. cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurologic effects, reproductive effects), methodology (e.g. biomarkers, ecologic investigations, experimental design, exposure/dose assessment, meta-analysis, risk assessment, statistics), environment-gene interactions, and ethics and law. Members of ISEE are involved in epidemiology research, exposure assessment and science, toxicology, biochemistry, biostatistics, and others. ISEE is affiliated with publication of two leading journals in public health, i.e. epidemiology and environmental health perspectives. The official website of ISEE is listed here: http://www.iseepi.org/index.htm .