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  • Kiyomi Asahara

    Kiyomi Asahara, PHN, RN, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Global Health Sciences
    • Professor, School of Nursing
    Course: Maternal and Child Health
    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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  • Gautam Deshpande

    Gautam Deshpande, MA, MD, FACP
    • Vice Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
    • Professor, Division of Health and Behavioral Sciences
    Course: Health and Behavioral Science, Medical Anthropology, MPH Seminar
    Email: drdeshpande@gmail.com

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Healthcare access for foreign populations in Japan
    • Primary care medicine in Japan
    • Hospitalist medicine
    • Medical education
    • Medical anthropology & medical history

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  • Stuart Gilmour

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

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

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

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  • Hiroyoshi Endo

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

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Global health policy
    • Private public partnership
    • Neglected tropical diseases
    • Medical tourism

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  • Kuniyoshi Hayashi

    Kuniyoshi Hayashi, PhD
    • Junior Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Course: Biostatistics I, Biostatistics I Practicum, Biostatistics II, Biostatistics II Practicum
    Email: khayashi@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

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

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  • Yuji Heike

    Yuji Heike, MD, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Biomedical Sciences
    Course: Immunology in Public Health
    Email: heiyuji@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Translational Medicine
    • Clinical immunology
    • Development of immunotherapy and gene therapy
    • Clinical Oncology
    • Molecular and cell biology

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  • Eri Hoshino

    Eri Hoshino, MPA, PhD
    • Junior Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Epidemiology Practicum, Clinical Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology
    Email: hoshieri@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Clinical epidemiology
    • Childhood rare diseases
    • Biliary atresia
    • Economic evaluation of disease

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  • Ataru Igarashi

    Ataru Igarashi, PhD
    • Adjunct Junior Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
    Course: Pharmaco-epidemiology and Pharmaco-economics, Health Economics
    Email: atarui1@mac.com

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

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

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  • Naoki Ikegami

    Naoki Ikegami, MD, MA, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
    Course: Health Policy and Management, Health Economics, Hospital Administration
    Email: ikenao@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

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

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  • Daiki Kobayashi

    Daiki Kobayashi, MD, MPH, MBA
    • Junior Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Epidemiology Practicum, Clinical Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology
    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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  • Mahbub Latif

    Mahbub Latif, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Course: Biostatistics I, Biostatistics I Practicum, Biostatistics II, Biostatistics II Practicum
    Email: mlatif@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Design and analysis of experiments and clinical trials
    • Survival analysis
    • Analysis of correlated data
    • Statistical computing

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  • Mihye Lee

    Mihye Lee, ScD
    • Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
    Course: Environmental Health Science
    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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  • Akira Matsui

    Akira Matsui, MD, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Biomedical Sciences
    • Professor, School of Nursing
    Course: Introduction to Medicine II
    Email: matsui-a@slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • General Pediatrics
    • Growth and development of healthy and sick children
    • Pediatric hepatoloy
    • Etiology of biliary atresia
    • Early diagnosis and management of infantile cholestasis
    • Life-long care of adults with intractable congenital disorders

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  • Masanori Nojima

    Masanori Nojima, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Adjunct Junior Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Course: Biostatistics I, Biostatistics I Practicum, Biostatistics II, Biostatistics II Practicum
    Email: nojima@imsu.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Biostatistics and clinical epidemiology
    • Quality management in clinical trials
    • Epigenomics and bioinformatics

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  • Sachiko Ohde

    Sachiko Ohde, PhD, EdM
    • Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Epidemiology Practicum, Clinical Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology
    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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  • Kazunari Onishi

    Kazunari Onishi, PhD
    • Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
    Course: Environmental Health Science
    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

    Mahbubur Rahman, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Epidemiological Methods, Epidemiology Practicum
    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

    Satomi Sato, PhD
    • Junior Associate Professor, Division of Health of 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

    Koyu Suzuki, MD, PhD
    • Adjunct Professor, Division of Biomedical Sciences
    Course: Introduction to Medicine I
    Email: koyusuz@luke.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Molecular Epidemiology
    • Pathology

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  • Osamu Takahashi

    Osamu Takahashi, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Vice Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
    • Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Epidemiology Practicum, Clinical Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, MPH Seminar
    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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  • Mari Tsuruwaka

    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

    Kevin Urayama, PhD, MPH
    • 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

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  • Zoie S.Y. Wong

    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

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  • Junko Yasuoka

    Junko Yasuoka, DSc, MPH
    • Adjunct Faculty, Division of Global Health Science
    Course: Global Health
    Email: jyasuoka@post.harvard.edu

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Global Health, Behavioral Science