External Expert Profile
Dr. Raoh-Fang (Jasmine) Pwu, PhD, is the CEO of the Data Science Center at Fu-Jen Catholic University and currently holds the position of adjunct Assistant Professor at Taipei Medical University. She completed her training as an epidemiologist at the College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, where she developed expertise in research designs and the analysis of large/claims databases early in her career. Along her research path, she discovered a keen interest in economic evaluations in healthcare, which led her to pursue a career in this field.
In 1999, Dr. Pwu, along with several colleagues from her college, co-founded a consulting company specializing in clinical/epidemiological research design and data analysis. However, her career took a turn in 2007 when the Taiwanese government approached her to join the project of developing a health technology assessment (HTA) system in Taiwan. She accepted the opportunity and began working for the Division of HTA at the Center for Drug Evaluation. Since assuming this role, she has been instrumental in developing a robust HTA system and conducting research. In 2009, she became the Director of the HTA Division.
In 2016, Dr. Pwu was recruited by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to serve as the Director of the National Hepatitis C Program Office in Taiwan. She held this position until 2023, during which significant progress was achieved.
Dr. Pwu has actively contributed to the field of HTA at both national and international levels. She served on the INAHTA Board from 2010 to 2012 and, together with her HTA colleagues from Thailand and Korea, founded HTAsiaLink in 2010, where she assumed the role of President from 2014 to 2016. Furthermore, she has been a member of ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) since 2001 and served as a Board of Director for three years (2018-2021).