Assistant Research Fellow/Tseng, Mayeesha Yu-hwei

Mayeesha Yu-hwei TsengCurrent position: Assistant Research Fellow
Tel: (886) 2 2820-1999 ext. 8201, 8202, 8211
Ph.D Institute of Health Policy and Management, National Taiwan University
Major Professional Experiences
  1. Post-doctoral research fellow, Institute of Health Policy and Management, National Taiwan University
  2. Post-doctoral research fellow, Centre for Health Policy, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Social and historical analysis of health, global health, qualitative methods, development studies, NGOs and advocacy, primary health care
Peer-Reviewed Publications
A.    Journal articles
  1. Tsai SH, Tseng YH, Chiou WF, Chen SM. Chung Y, Wei WC & Huang WC. The effects of whole-body vibration exercise combined with an isocaloric high-fructose diet on osteoporosis and immunomodulation in ovariectomized mice. Frontiers in Nutrition, 9, 915483, 2022. (Full-text)
  2. PS Chen, YH Tseng*, CH Hsu*. Role of traditional Chinese medicine in home-based medical care in Taiwan: current status and prospects. Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 41(1): 16-35, 2022. (Full-text)
  3. Tsai KC, Huang YC, Liaw CC, Tsai CI, Chiou CT, Lin CJ, Wei WC, Lin Sunny JS, Tseng YH, Yeh KM, Lin YL, Jan JT, Liang JJ, Liao CC, Chiou WF, Kuo YH, Lee SM, Lee MY, Su YC. A traditional Chinese medicine formula NRICM101 to target COVID-19 through multiple pathways: a bedside-to-bench study. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 133, 111037, 2021. (Full-text)
  4. Goudge J, de Kadt J, Babalola O, Muteba M, Tseng YH, Malatji H, Rwafa T, Nxumalo N, Levin J, Thorogood M, E. Daviaud E, Watkins J, Griffiths F. Household coverage, quality and costs of care provided by community health worker teams and the determining factors: findings from a mixed methods study in South Africa. BMJ Open 10, e035578, 2020. (Full-text
  5. Wu YJ, Wei WC, Dai GF, Su JH, Tseng YH & Tsai TC. Exploring the Mechanism of Flaccidoxide-13-Acetate in Suppressing Cell Metastasis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Marine Drugs, 18(6), 314-326, 2020. (Full-text
  6. YH Tseng, Chang FR. Bringing scientific methods to traditional medicine. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, 118(12):1574-1575, 2019.Full-text
  7. Griffiths F, Babalola O, Brown C, de Kadt J, Malatji H, Thorogood M, Tseng YH, Goudge J. Development of a tool for assessing quality of comprehensive care provided by community health workers in a community-based care programme in South Africa. BMJ open, 9(9), e0030677, 2019.Full-text
  8. Wan-Chen Lin, YH Tseng*, Yi-Jing Lin, Chun-Ji Lin. Non-communicable diseases prevention and control: the current status in Taiwan and 5 Western Pacific Countries. Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 38(4): 372-385, 2019.Full-text
  9. Tseng YH, Griffiths F, de Kadt J, Nxumalo N, Rwafa T, Malatji H, & Goudge J. Integrating community health workers into the formal health system to improve performance: a qualitative study on the role of on-site supervision in the South African programme. BMJ open, 9(2), e022186, 2019.Full-text
  10. YH Tseng*, Tl Chiang. Towards a new era of development: from MDGs to SDGs. Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 36(1): 1-5, 2017.Full-text
  11. YH Tseng*, MA Khan. Where Do the Poorest Go to Seek Outpatient Care in Bangladesh: Hospitals Run by Government or Microfinance Institutions? PLoS ONE 2015 Mar 25;10(3):e0121733.Full-text
  12. YW Cheng, IS Chen, IL Ng, HH Chang, LC Pien, YH Tseng. A Critical Analysis on the Impacts of Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement, Free Economic Pilot Zones and Medical Tourism. Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 33(4):337-348, 2014.Full-text
  13. YH Tseng*, Tl Chiang. Millennium Development Goals: Background, progress and challenges. Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 33(3): 221-237, 2014.Full-text
  14. P Jobin, YH Tseng. Quel excès est impliqué dans le “suicide par surmenage”? Travailler, 31:45-88, 2014.
  15. Cheng Y, Tseng YH.  Book review: Diverse Embeddedness and Creative Transformation: A Century of Public Health in Taiwan.  East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 7: 319-323, 2013.Full-text
  16. Tseng YH, Cheng Y. Impact of Microcredit and International Aid on NGOs in Developing Countries – A Bangladesh observation. Community Development Journal Quarterly, 134:498-512, 2011.Full-text
  17. P Jobin, YH Tseng*. Guinea Pigs go to Court. Two Cases of Industrial Hazards in Taiwan. Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, 12:159-204, 2011.Full-text
  18. YH Tseng. Cuban paradox from the perspective of society and health (editor’s choice);Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 29(5):379-383, 2010.Full-text
B.    Conference Papers
  1. YH Tseng, CH Hsu. Traditional Chinese medicine as a complementary harm reduction strategy, an exploratory study. Annual Meeting and Expo American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, USA, 2019.
  2. YH Tseng, J Goudge, FE Griffiths, J De Kadt, N Nxumalo, T Rwafa, H Malatji. The Role of Supervision in Facilitating Community Health Worker Provision of Care: A comparison of Different Models in Sedibeng District, South Africa. Oral presentation at the Public Health Association of South Africa Annual Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa, 2017.
  3. YH Tseng. On reaching the poorest: inequality in the utilization between public hospitals and microfinance-based hospitals in Bangladesh. Oral presentation in the 46th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference. Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014.
  4. P Jobin, YH Tseng. What is over in ‘Overwork Suicide’? A Review of Work-related Suicides in Japan, Taiwan and China. International Conference on Suicide and Work. Paris, 2013.
  5. YH Tseng. The Impact of Microcredit on the Health System in Bangladesh. Oral presentation in the Pacific Science Inter-Congress. Suva, Fiji, 2013.
  6. YH Tseng, MA Khan, Y Cheng. Health for all or Market for all? Oral presentation in Association of Pacific Rim Universities-Doctoral Students Conference. Beijing, China, 2011. (Best Conference Paper)
  7. P Jobin, YH Tseng. Guinea pigs go to court: two cases of industrial hazards in Taiwan. The Second Taiwan STS Annual Meeting. Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2010.
  8. YH Tseng, Y Cheng. Battle not over: Comprehensive v.s. selective primary health care in Bangladesh. Oral presentation in the Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, USA, 2009.
  9. MA Khan, YH Tseng. Local practice helped achieve MDGs, the lessons in Bangladesh. Poster presentation in the Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, USA, 2009.
  10. YH Tseng, Y Cheng. Changing nature of NGOs in the developing countries, the case of Bangladesh. Annual Conference of Social Welfare Association in Taiwan. Taipei, Taiwan, 2009.
C.    Book Chapters
  1. YH Tseng, TL Chiang, GS Wang. “Health and Welfare, SDG-3” in YH Chien (eds), Sustainable Development Goals, strategy, theory and practice. CTCI Foundation, Taipei, 2018.
  2. YH Tseng, “Poverty reduction and health in Bangladesh, is microcredit a good idea?” in William Stanton, Mumin Chen (eds), New Perspectives on South Asia, Wunan Publication, Taipei, 2015.
  3. P Jobin, YH Tseng, “Guinea Pigs go to Court. Two Cases of Industrial Hazards (CMR) in Taiwan”, in Soraya Boudia, Nathalie Jas (eds), Powerless Science? The Making of the Toxic World in the Twentieth Century, Oxford and New York, Berghahn Books, 2014.
D.    Dissertation
  1. When creditor and health provider collide: exploring microfinance-based hospitals in Bangladesh (2015)
  2. Experiences and challenges of promoting primary health care in developing countries: a case study of Gonoshasthaya Kendra in Bangladesh (2009, unpublished)