学院现有教职工60余名，其中教师51人，教授15人，首席教授2人，副教授24人，博士生导师8人，硕士生导师30人；具有博士学位42人。现有国务院学术委员会学科评议组成员1人，国家杰青1人，青年千人1人；国家一级学会副理事长2人，常务理事1人，理事3人；国家自然科学基金专家咨询委员会委员1人，WHO营养专家咨询委员会委员1人、联合国粮农组织和世界卫生组织（FAO/WHO）营养专家组专家1人；国家食品药品监督管理局保健食品安全专家委员会委员1人，中国科协基础营养学科学传播首席专家1人；省级学会负责人及理事13人，《Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition》联合主编（SCI）1人、《Journal of Nutrigenetics & Nutrigenomics》副主编（SCI）1人、《Vegetarian Nutrition Journal》主编1人。
Brief Introduction of Department of Public Health
Medical college of Qingdao University began teaching, scientific research and personnel training about public health and preventive medicine in early 1950s for more than 60 years. Teaching and research office of Hygiene, Department of Medical Nutrition and teaching and research office of Preventive Medicine had been established successively. Department of Public Health was finally established by 2013. Now a well-established personnel training system have been set up including “Undergraduate – Professional master and academic master – Doctor – Post-doctor”.
There are nearly 40 undergraduates enrolled in the department every year. The pass rate of postgraduate qualifying examination reached 74%, 57% and 78% in recent three years due to high teaching quality. Department had doctoral degree program of first-level discipline (Public Health and Preventive Medicine), postdoctoral flow station, master’s degree programs of first-level discipline and master programs of professional degree. There are totally 173 undergraduates, 129 postgraduates, 15 doctoral candidates and 16 postdoctoral fellows in the department at present.
Now 60 teaching staffs are in the department involves 51 teachers, 15 professors, 24 associate professors, 9 instructors, 4 senior experimentalists and 1 experimentalist. There are nine doctoral supervisors and more than 20 master tutors (70% of them had doctoral degree). In addition, 1 person served as subject reviewer of academic committee of the State Council and vice chairman of national level society; 2 persons were commissioners of national level society; 9 persons headed the provincial and municipal level society; 8 persons served as editorial board members of national core periodical; 7 persons were distinguished professors of Qingdao University; 2 persons achieved Young Excellent Talents. Since 2011, the department totally had taken on 5 national projects, 10 national nature science fund projects, 5 provincial natural science foundation projects, 4 provincial major projects, 9 enterprise’s projects and 5 international cooperation projects. The main research achievements included 70 SCI papers, 10 national patents, 7 textbooks and more than 10 rewards of scientific research.
The discipline of Nutrition and Food Hygiene became Shandong Province Medical Nutrition Key Laboratory in 1992 and was evaluated as “Shandong Province Nutrition and Food Hygiene Key Discipline” in 2006. From 2010 to 2015, the discipline was awarded as Shandong Province Key Discipline and Key Construction Discipline Supported by the Central. Department had conducted exchanges and cooperation with internationally prestigious universities or organizations, including Harvard University in the US, University of Groningen in the Netherlands, University of Leeds in England, University of Sydney in Australia, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging of Tufts University and World Diabetes Foundation (WDF).
In the course of social service, department combined with Qingdao Family Planning Commission and other government organizations carried out dietary nutrition survey, chronic non-communicable disease control and epidemiological survey (Gout, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and cancer). In addition, department participated in the formulation of standard nutritious meal for primary and secondary schools of Qingdao, the development and application of nutritional evaluation software, and knowledge training of nutrition and health. Department will continue to enhance the quality of consulting service related to “dietary nutrition and food safety” and make a contribution to promote socioeconomic development in Qingdao.