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  • Kiyomi Asahara, PHN, RN, PhD

    Kiyomi Asahara, PHN, RN, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Global Health Sciences
    • Dean, Graduate school of Nursing Science
    Course:
    Email: asahara@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Ethics and ethics education in public health nursing
    • Community assessment strategies
    • Caring for mother and child
    • Radiological education in public health nursing
    • Practical radiological protection culture

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  • Hiroyoshi Endo, MD, PhD, MPH

    Hiroyoshi Endo, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
    • Professor, Division of Global Health Sciences
    Course: Global Health, Introduction to Public Health, Healthcare Innovation
    Email: endohiro@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Global health policy
    • Private public partnership
    • Neglected tropical diseases
    • Medical tourism
    • Introduction to Public Health
    • Healthcare Innovation

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  • Stuart Gilmour, PhD

    Stuart Gilmour, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Course: Biostatistics I, Biostatistics Practicum I, Survival Analysis, Advanced Biostatistics, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Advanced Biostatistics Practicum
    Email: sgilmour@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Quantitative health systems assessment
    • Statistics, simulation, modeling, epidemiology, public health

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  • Kuniyoshi Hayashi, PhD

    Kuniyoshi Hayashi, PhD
    • Junior Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Course: Biostatistics II, Biostatistics II Practicum, Survival Analysis, Advanced Biostatistics, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Advanced Biostatistics Practicum
    Email: khayashi@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Computational statistics
    • Multivariate statistical analysis
    • Pattern recognition and machine learning

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  • Ataru Igarashi, PhD

    Ataru Igarashi, PhD
    • Adjunct Faculty, Division of Health Policy and Management
    Course: Pharmaco-epidemiology and Pharmaco-economics, Health Economics

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Pharmacoeconomics
    • Health economics and outcome Researches
    • Cost-effectiveness analysis
    • Health policy


  • Naoki Ikegami, MD, MA, PhD

    Naoki Ikegami, MD, MA, PhD
    • Visiting Professor
    Course: Health Policy and Management
    Email: ikenao@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Provider payment systems
    • Pharmaco-economics
    • Long-term care
    • Comparative healthcare systems

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  • Daiki Kobayashi, MD, MPH, MBA

    Daiki Kobayashi, MD, MPH, MBA
    • Junior Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Epidemiology Practicum, Clinical Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiology Practicum
    Email: daikoba@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Clinical epidemiology and biostatistics
    • Chronic disease
    • Cancer screening
    • Hospital medicine
    • Primary care

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  • Mihye Lee, ScD

    Mihye Lee, ScD
    • Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health
    Course: Environmental Health, Environmental Epidemiology
    Email: mhlee@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • PM2.5
    • Air pollution
    • Climate change
    • Geographic information systems
    • Environmental epidemiology

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  • Katharina da Silva Lopes, PhD, MSc, MPH

    Katharina da Silva Lopes, PhD, MSc, MPH
    • Junior Associate Professor, Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences
    Course: Public Health Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health
    Email: lopes@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Public health nutrition
    • Maternal and child health
    • Non-communicable disease prevention
    • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

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  • Huy Nguyen, MD, PhD

    Huy Nguyen, MD, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Course: Biostatistics II, Biostatistics II Practicum, Survival Analysis, Advanced Biostatistics, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Advanced Biostatistics Practicum
    Email: nguyenhuy@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Quantitative health sciences (measurement, statistics, modelling, epidemiology)
    • Health policy analysis
    • Public health

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  • Sachiko Ohde, PhD, EdM

    Sachiko Ohde, PhD, EdM
    • Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Epidemiology Practicum, Clinical Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Introduction to Public Health
    Email: saohde@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Clinical epidemiology
    • Testing characteristics (e.g. HbA1c, eGFR and blood pressure)
    • Optimal interval for screening strategies in healthy individuals and patient monitoring
    • Generating prediction rules and diagnostic tools utilizing clinical data

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  • Norio Ohmagari, MD, MSc, PhD

    Norio Ohmagari, MD, MSc, PhD
    • Adjunct Faculty, Division of Global Health Sciences
    Course: Global Infectious Diseases
    Email: omagari@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Infectious Diseases Control
    • Global Infectious Diseases

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  • Kazunari Onishi, PhD

    Kazunari Onishi, PhD
    • Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health
    Course: Environmental Health, Environmental Epidemiology
    Email: kaznaly@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Environmental epidemiology
    • Environmental health assessment
    • Climate change and health effect
    • Atmospheric measurement and analysis

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  • Mahbubur Rahman, MD, PhD, MPH

    Mahbubur Rahman, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Epidemiological Methods, Epidemiology Practicum, Advanced Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiology Practicum, Meta-analysis in Clinical medicines and Public Health, Survey Research in Public Health
    Email: rahman@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Cancer epidemiology and prevention
    • Obesity epidemiology and awareness
    • Vaccine epidemiology
    • Bone health
    • Meta-analysis, decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis

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  • Satomi Sato, PhD

    Satomi Sato, PhD
    • Associate Professor, Division of Health and Behavioral Sciences
    Course: Health and Behavioral Sciences
    Email: satomisa@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Behavioral Science

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  • Koyu Suzuki, MD, PhD

    Koyu Suzuki, MD, PhD
    • Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Sciences
    Course: Introduction to Medicine

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Molecular Epidemiology
    • Pathology

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  • BT Slingsby, MD, PhD, MPH

    BT Slingsby, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Visiting Professor, Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences
    Course: Healthcare Innovation

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Pharmaceutical R&D & Investment
    • EBM & Clinical Epidemiology
    • Global Health & Access to Medicines


  • Emilie Louise Akiko Matsumoto-Takahashi, PhD

    Emilie Louise Akiko Matsumoto-Takahashi, PhD
    • Adjunct Faculty, Division of Health and Behavioral Sciences
    Course: Medical Anthropology
    Email: etakahashi@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Medical anthropology
    • Malariology
    • Spatial epidemiology using earth observation satellite data


  • Osamu Takahashi, MD, PhD, MPH

    Osamu Takahashi, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Epidemiology Practicum, Clinical Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Survey Research in Public Health, Meta-analysis in Clinical medicines and Public Health
    Email: otakahas@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine
    • Chronic disease screening and monitoring
    • Hospital quality improvement
    • Propensity score analysis
    • Meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis

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  • Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, PhD, MPH

    Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Visiting Associate Professor
    Course:

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Health policy
    • Health economics
    • Health services research


  • Mari Tsuruwaka, PhD

    Mari Tsuruwaka, PhD
    • Associate Professor, Division of Health and Behavioral Sciences
    • Associate Professor, School of Nursing
    Course: Medical Ethics, Public Health Ethics
    Email: tsuruwaka@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Advance care planning
    • Applicability of advance medical directives in Japan
    • Bioethics education program
    • Care for former Hansen's Disease patients in Japan and Taiwan

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  • Kevin Urayama, PhD, MPH

    Kevin Urayama, PhD, MPH
    • Vice Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
    • Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Molecular Epidemiology, MPH Seminar
    Email: kevura@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Molecular epidemiology in cancer
    • Childhood cancer epidemiology
    • Genome-wide association study
    • Metabolomics in chronic diseases
    • Gene-environment interactions in disease risk
    • Strategies in Academic Writing

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  • Zoie S.Y. Wong, PhD

    Zoie S.Y. Wong, PhD
    • Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Course: Health Informatics and Decision-making
    Email: zoiewong@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Health informatics
    • Infectious disease modelling
    • Patient safety informatics
    • Healthcare system simulation and statistical model
    • Infectious Disease Modeling

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  • Junko Yasuoka, DSc, MPH

    Junko Yasuoka, DSc, MPH
    • Visiting Professor
    Course:

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Global Health, Behavioral Science


  • Daisuke Yoneoka, PhD

    Daisuke Yoneoka, PhD
    • Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Course: Biostatistics II, Biostatistics II Practicum, Survival Analysis, Advanced Biostatistics, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Advanced Biostatistics Practicum
    Email: daisuke.yoneoka@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Biostatistics
    • Machine learning for personalized medicine
    • Spatio temporal models for epidemiological data
    • Statistical methods for GWAS
    • Meta-analysis

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