Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Yun-Ting Huang (Joyce Huang)

Research Interests

Metabolic Syndrome

Mental health and chronic disease


Current Research

My PhD mainly focus on the role of polypharmacy in Type 2 diabetes people. Polypharmacy has become a prevalence due to current diabetic guideline and the increasing ageing population. My study will investigate the effectiveness and rationality of polypharmacy among Type 2 diabetes people. Meanwhile, long-term glycaemic management and polypharmacy may cause additional stress on people's mental health and subsequently decreases their quality of life. Therefore, the possible negative effects on both physical and psychological aspects caused by polypharmacy are also an issue in my research. The data is from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), and full medication profile is established in 2012 and 2017, respectively. This PhD is supervised by Professor Andrew Steptoe and Dr. Paola Zaninotto.




Sep 2016-May 2017: Pharmacist, ENT Clinic

Aug 2011-Feb 2016: Clinical Pharmacist, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital


2009-2011 MSc Natural Product, Kaohsiung Medical University

2005-2009 BSc Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University


Liang, F., Huang, Y.T., Chen, X.R., & Jiang, C. (2017) Working status in relation to alcohol, tobacco, and betel nut use among poor adolescents in Taiwan. (In revised)

Huang, Y.T., Chang, H.S., Wang, G.J., Lin, C.H., & Chen, I.S. (2012) Secondary Metabolites from the Roots of Beilschmiedia tsangii and Their Anti-Inflammatory Activities. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 13(12):16430-43. (SCI, impact factor=2.862) doi: 10.3390/ijms131216430.

Huang, Y.T., Chang, H.S., Wang, G.J., Cheng, M.J., Chen, C.H., Yang, Y.J., & Chen, I.S. (2011) Anti-inflammatory Endiandric Acid Analogues from the Roots of Beilschmiedia tsangii. Journal of Natural Products 74(9):1875-80. (SCI, impact factor=3.798) doi: 10.1021/np200279r. Epub 2011 Aug 16.