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  • Olukunmi Omobolanle Balogun PhD, MSc

    Olukunmi Omobolanle Balogun PhD, MSc
    • Junior Associate Professor, Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences
    Course: Public Health Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health
    Email: balogun.olukunmi.ja[at]slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Nutrition, nutritional epidemiology
    • Maternal and child nutrition and health outcomes
    • Social determinants of maternal and child Health

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  • Stuart Gilmour, PhD

    Stuart Gilmour, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Course: Biostatistics I, Biostatistics Practicum I, Mathematical Methods in Public Health, Advanced Biostatistics, Advanced Biostatistics Practicum, Biostatistics Seminar
    Email: sgilmour[at]slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

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

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  • Eri Hoshino, MPA, PhD

    Eri Hoshino, MPA, PhD
    • Visiting Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
    Course: Health Economics

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

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

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  • Ataru Igarashi, PhD

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

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

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

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  • Koto Katanoda, PhD, MS

    Koto Katanoda, PhD, MS
    • Visiting Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    • Faculty of the Cooperative Graduate School System
    Course:

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Descriptive Epidemiology
    • Cancer Statistics
    • Tobacco Measures

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  • Tsuguhiko Kato, MS, MA, PhD

    Tsuguhiko Kato, MS, MA, PhD
    • Visiting Associate Professor, Division of Health and Behavioral Sciences
    Course:

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Behavioral science
    • Maternal and child health
    • Social epidemiology

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  • Mihye Lee, ScD

    Mihye Lee, ScD
    • Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health
    Course: Environmental Health, Advanced Topics in Environmental Health, Environmental Epidemiology
    Email: mhlee[at]slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

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

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  • Shoji Nakayama, MD, PhD

    Shoji Nakayama, MD, PhD
    • Visiting Professor, Division of Environmental Health
    • Faculty of the Cooperative Graduate School System
    Course:

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Exposure assessment
    • Contaminants of emerging concern
    • Environmental Health
    • Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS)
    • Exposome
    • Exposure science

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  • Nobuo Nishi, MD, PhD, MSc, MBA

    Nobuo Nishi, MD, PhD, MSc, MBA
    • Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
    • Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Clinical Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology
    Email: nishi.nobuo.24[at]slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Social Epidemiology
    • Social Ecological Model
    • System Dynamics

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  • Erika Ota, RNM, MHS, PhD

    Erika Ota, RNM, MHS, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Global Health Sciences
    • Professor, Graduate School of Nursing Science
    Course: Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nutrition
    Email: ota[at]slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Maternal and child health, midwifery
    • Global health policy, global health nursing
    • Nutritional epidemiology
    • EBM/systematic review/meta-analysis

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  • Sachiko Ohde, PhD, EdM

    Sachiko Ohde, PhD, EdM
    • Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Clinical Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Introduction to Public Health, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Introduction to Health Technology Assessment
    Email: saohde[at]slcn.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

    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, Practical measurement in Environmental Health, Environmental Psychology, Environmental Epidemiology

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

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

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  • Yohei Ono, PhD

    Yohei Ono, PhD
    • Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Statistical Science
    • Machine Learning
    • Data Visualization

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  • Kohei Onozaki,  MS

    Kohei Onozaki, MS
    • Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
    Course: Health Policy and Management, Organization in Public Health
    Email: koheiono[at]slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Health Policy
    • Sustainability of Health Systems
    • Healthcare Industry
    • Leadership Development and Human Resource Management

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  • Mahbubur Rahman, MD, PhD, MPH

    Mahbubur Rahman, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    Course: Epidemiological Methods, Public Health Research Methods, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses, Advanced Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiology Practicum
    Email: rahman[at]slcn.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, Environmental Psychology, Applied Behavioral Science
    Email: satomisa[at]slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Behavioral Science

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  • Taichi Shimazu, MD, PhD

    Taichi Shimazu, MD, PhD
    • Visiting Professor, Division of Epidemiology
    • Faculty of the Cooperative Graduate School System
    Course:

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Implementation Science
    • Epidemiology
    • Cancer Prevention
    • Tobacco Control in the Workplace

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  • Emilie Louise Akiko Matsumoto-Takahashi, PhD

    Emilie Louise Akiko Matsumoto-Takahashi, PhD
    • Junior Associate Professor, Division of Health and Behavioral Sciences
    Course: Medical Anthropology
    Email: etakahashi[at]slcn.ac.jp

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

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

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  • Mari Tsuruwaka, PhD

    Mari Tsuruwaka, PhD
    • Professor, Division of Health and Behavioral Sciences
    • Professor, Graduate School of Nursing Science
    Course: Medical Ethics
    Email: tsuruwaka[at]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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  • Zoie S.Y. Wong, PhD

    Zoie S.Y. Wong, PhD
    • Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Course: Health Informatics and Decision Making, Infectious Disease Modeling, Doctoral Seminar
    Email: zoiewong[at]slcn.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, Division of Global Health Sciences
    Course: Global Health

    Research and Professional Interests/Activities

    • Global Health, Behavioral Science