Professor Gau got her MD from Chun-Shan Medical University in 1988 and her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2001. She is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, Brain and Mind Sciences, Clinical Medicine, and Occupational Therapy in National Taiwan University, Taiwan. She was Director of Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine (2009-2015), and is Director of Department of Medical Genetics (2015~) in National Taiwan University Hospital. She currently is President of Taiwanese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vice-President of International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Allied Professionals and Secretary General of International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology and East Asian Academy of Cultural Psychiatry.
Professor Gau’s main research interests include psychiatric, genetic, and pharmacological epidemiology on the three main mental disorders: sleep disorders, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She has co-developed and prepared several Chinese versions of instruments for ADHD and ASD, conducted several studies on pharmacotherapy for ADHD, and been conducting the follow-up, family, neuropsychological, neuroimaging, neurophysiological, and genetic studies on ADHD and ASD. She has published more than 190 SCI/SSCI articles since 2001, of which she is the first author and/or corresponding author for more than 150 SCI/SSCI papers. She got outstanding research awards from National Science Council (2012), National Taiwan University (2013), National Health Research Institute (2014), and National Taiwan University Hospital (2016), Taiwan. She is the keynote speaker and art-of-the lecture speaker of more than ten international congresses. She and her team have presented their work in peer-reviewed Congress on more than 600 occasions.