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Presentations, Publications, Research Grants, Awards and Others

2022

Publication
  1. 2022/October Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a doctoral student, has published an article in the BMC Public Health journal with Prof. Stuart Gilmour.

    Authors: Bibha Dhungel, Tomoe Murakami, Stuart Gilmour, Shunya Ikeda, and Koji Wada.
    Research title: Occupation- and industry-specific cancer mortality among Japanese women from 1980 to 2015.
    Name of journal: BMC Public Health. 2022; 22:2003.

  2. 2022/September Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a doctoral student, has published her DrPH thesis in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health with Prof. Stuart Gilmour.

    Authors: Dhungel Bibha, Rahman Md Shafiur, Rahman Md Mahfuzur, Bhandari Aliza KC, Le Phuong Mai, Biva Nushrat Alam, and Gilmour Stuart.
    Research title: Reliability of Early Estimates of the Basic Reproduction Number of COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
    Name of journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(18):11613.

  3. 2022/September Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a doctoral student, has published an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health with Prof. Stuart Gilmour.

    Authours: Dhungel Bibha, Murakami Tomoe, Wada Koji, Ikeda Shunya, and Gilmour Stuart.
    Research title: Difference in Mortality Rates by Occupation in Japanese Male Workers Aged 25 to 64 Years from 1980 to 2015.
    Name of journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(18):11328.

  4. 2022/September A MPH graduate student Mr. Sho Fukui’s research has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Medicine (Baltimore).

    Authors: Fukui S, Nakai T, Kawaai S, Ikeda Y, Suda M, Nomura A, Tamaki H, Kishimoto M, Ohde S, Okada M
    Research title: Advantages of an alternate-day glucocorticoid treatment strategy for the treatment of IgG4-related disease: A preliminary retrospective cohort study.
    Name of journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Sep 30;101(39):e30932.
    doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000030932.
    PMID: 36181016

  5. 2022/ September A MPH graduate student, Ms. Yang Su Lang has published her master’s capstone project in the international medical journal The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific.

    A MPH graduate student Ms. Yang Su Lang's research has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Tobacco Control. This research was written under the supervision of Professor Stuart Gilmour as a result of the Capstone Project.

    Authors: Yang SL, Togawa K, Gilmour S, et al
    Research title: Projecting the impact of implementation of WHO MPOWER measures on smoking prevalence and mortality in Japan
    Name of journal: Tobacco Control Published Online First: 13 September 2022. doi: 10.1136/tc-2022-057262

  6. 2022/June Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a doctoral student, has published an article in the Archives of Public Health with Prof. Stuart Gilmour.

    Research article:
    Bibha Dhungel, Koji Wada, Hirokazu Tanaka & Stuart Gilmour. Time to update the Japanese standard population for comparing mortality rates. Archives of Public Health. 80, 153 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13690-022-00908-0

  7. 2022/June A MPH graduate student Ms. Yoko Shijo's research has been published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE. This research was written under the supervision of Professor Sachiko Ohide as a result of the Capstone Project.

    Research Article: Cost-effectiveness analysis of patent foramen ovale closure versus medical therapy alone after cryptogenic stroke

  8. 2022/February Mr. Taiki Kojima, a MPH graduate student, has published his research in the Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery with Dr. Daiki Kobayashi.

    Authors: Soichiro Kageyama, Takeki Ohashi, Takeshi Yoshida, Yutaka Kobayashi, Akinori Kojima, Daiki Kobayashi, Taiki Kojima
    Research title: Early mortality of emergency surgery for acute type A aortic dissection in octogenarians and nonagenarians: A multi-center retrospective study
    Name of Journal: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, February 14, 2022

  9. 2022/May Mr. Tomohiro Ochi, a MPH graduate students, has published his research in the BMC Women’s Health with Dr, Osamu Takahashi.

    Authors: Tomohiro Ochi, Hiroko Tsunoda, Hideko Yamauchi, Osamu Takahashi
    Research title: Impact of childbirth history on dense breast in mammographic screening: a cross-sectional study
    Name of Journal: BMC Women’s Health (2022) 22:194

  10. 2022/ May Ms. Yijing Wang, a master’s student of the Graduate School of Public Health, has published her master’s capstone project in the international medical journal The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific.

    Authors: Yijing Wang, Junko Tanuma, Jinghua Li, Kota Iwahashi, Liping Peng, Chun Chen, Yuantao Hao, Stuart Gilmour
    Research title: Elimination of HIV transmission in Japanese MSM with combination interventions
    Name of Journal: The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific

  11. 2022/May Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Public Health, has published an article in the Journal of Affective Disorders examining trends in adolescent suicide in Japan.

    Authors: Bibha Dhungel, Anushka Thapa, Noelia Lucía Martínez-Rives, Kuniyasu Takagi, Pilar Martín, Koji Wada, Stuart Gilmour
    Research Title: Method-specific suicide trends from 1979 to 2016 among Japanese adolescents
    Name of Journal: Journal of Affective Disorders

    authors.elsevier.com/c/1f3GZbXYinNoQURL: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1f3GZbXYinNoQ
  12. 2022/February Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a doctoral student, has published her research in the BMC Women’s Health journal with Prof. Stuart Gilmour.

    Authours: Dhungel, B., Takagi, K., Acharya, S., Wada K., & Gilmour, S.

    Research Title: Changes in cause-specific mortality trends across occupations in working-age Japanese women from 1980 to 2015: a cross-sectional analysis.

    Name of Journal: BMC Women's Health 22, 44 (2022).

Presentation
  1. 2022/October Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a student of the DrPH program, presented her work at the congress below.

    Conference: World Cancer Conress
    Date: 18-20 October 2022
    Presentation type: Rapid-fire presentation
    Research title: Cancer mortality among employed Japanese women from 1980 to 2015
    Authors: Bibha Dhungel, Koji Wada, Stuart Gilmour

  2. 2022/October Ms. Takako Morita, a graduate student of the MPH program, presented her work at the congress below.

    Congress: The 81st Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Public Health
    Date: October 7-9, 2022
    Research title: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of residents
    Authors: Takako Morita, Sachiko Ohde, Osamu Takahashi

Research Grants
  1. 2022/May Ms. Kaoru Masuoka, a MPH student has been selected for the following grant.

    Grant: "FY2022 (33rd) Research Grant" from the France Bed Medical Home Care Research Subsidy Foundation
    Research theme: Development of a simple photo finish algorithm for dysphagia in the elderly using deep learning / machine learning

2021

Publication
  1. 2021/November Ms. LeeAnn Tan, A graduate student of the MPH Program published her Capstone Project in Environment International.

    Title: Association between exposure to air pollution and late-life neurodegenerative disorders: An umbrella review
    Authors: LeeAnn Tan Erika Nakanishi, Mihye Lee
    Journal: Environment International
    Published: January 2022

  2. 2021/ November DrPH student The-Phuong Nguyen, a doctoral student conducted a study on predicting the possible trajectory of COVID-19’s Delta variant in Vietnam and published in the Journal of Global Health. The results suggest that the existing public health measures implemented in Ho Chi Minh City were effective but insufficient for controlling the current COVID-19 outbreak. Given the resource constraints faced by the low-to-middle-income country, the study recommends a multifaceted intervention consisting of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical strategies. This study was conceived and developed while Phuong was enrolled in the FY2021 DrPH course Infectious Disease Modeling, under the supervision of Dr. Zoie Wong.

    Research title: Rapid impact assessments of COVID-19 control measures against the Delta variant and short-term projections of new confirmed cases in Vietnam
    Authors: Nguyen P. T., Wong Z. S. Y., Wang L., Thanh T. T., Nguyen H. V., Gilmour S. (2021).
    Journal: Journal of Global Health, issue 1.
    Published:November 6, 2021

  3. 2021/October Ms. Bibha Dhugel, a doctoral student has published her project in the SSM-Population Health.

    Title: Association of child's disability status with father's health outcomes in Japan
    Authors: Bibha Dhungel, Kato Tsuguhiko, Manami Ochi, Stuart Gilmour, Yuko Kachi, Kenji Takehara
    Journal: SSM-Population Health
    Published: 23rd October 2021

  4. 2021/October Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a doctoral student has published her project in the Journal of Epidemiology.

    Title: Prevalence of and associated factors for psychological distress among single fathers in Japan
    Authors: Bibha Dhungel, Kato Tsuguhiko, Yuko Kachi, Manami Ochi, Stuart Gilmour, Kenji Takehara
    Journal: Journal of Epidemiology
    Published: 23rd October 2021

  5. 2021/Oct Ms. Yayoi Murano, a doctoral student has published her Capstone Project in the JAMA Network Open.

    Authors: Murano Y, Shoji H, Ikeda N, et al.

    Research title: Analysis of Factors Associated With Body Mass Index at Ages 18 and 36 Months Among Infants Born Extremely Preterm.

    Name of Journal: JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(10):e2128555. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28555

  6. 2021 August Phuong Nguyen, a doctoral student from St. Luke’s International University Graduate School of Public Health has published research on progress towards reproductive, maternal and child health in Vietnam, in the Lancet Regional health Western Pacific

    Research article:
    Nguyen, P. T., Rahman, M. S., Le, P. M., Nguyen, H. Van, Vu, K. D., Nguyen, H. L., … Gilmour, S. (2021). Trends in, projections of, and inequalities in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health service coverage in Vietnam 2000-2030: A Bayesian analysis at national and sub-national levels. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 15, 100230.

  7. 2021 August Phuong Nguyen, a doctoral student from St. Luke’s International University Graduate School of Public Health has published research on progress towards reproductive, maternal and child health in Vietnam, in the Lancet Regional health Western Pacific

    Research article:
    Nguyen, P. T., Rahman, M. S., Le, P. M., Nguyen, H. Van, Vu, K. D., Nguyen, H. L., … Gilmour, S. (2021). Trends in, projections of, and inequalities in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health service coverage in Vietnam 2000-2030: A Bayesian analysis at national and sub-national levels. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 15, 100230.

  8. 2021/May Mr. Takaki Naito a graduate student of the MPH Program published his project work with Junior Associate Professor Kuniyoshi Hayashi in the peer-reviewed journal; ACUTE MEDICINE & SURGERY.

    Takaki Naito, Kuniyoshi Hayashi, Hsiang-Chin Hsu, Kazuhiro Aoki, Kazuma Nagata, Masayasu Arai, Taka-aki Nakada, Shinichiro Suzaki, Yoshiro Hayashi, Shigeki Fujitani, In-Hospital Emergency Study Group

    Validation of National Early Warning Score for predicting 30-day mortality after rapid response system activation in Japan

    First published: 15 May 2021, ACUTE MEDICINE & SuRGERY. 2021 May 15;8(1):e666. doi: 10.1002/ams2.666. eCollection Jan-Dec 2021.
    PMID: 34026233 PMCID: PMC8122242 DOI: 10.1002/ams2.666

  9. 2021/April Ms. Saki Muroya, a graduate student of the MPH Program, published her project work with Professor Sachiko Ohde in the peer-reviewed journal; BMC Medical Education. This was partially supported by grant 201903013 A “Research for formulating support for seamless medical education before and after graduation, utilizing ICT” from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

    Saki Muroya, Sachiko Ohde, Osamu Takahashi1, Joshua Jacobs, Tsuguya Fukui

    Differences in clinical knowledge levels between residents in two post‐graduate rotation programmes in Japan

    Published online: 21 April 2021, BMC Medical Education

  10. 2021/April Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a current student of the DrPH Program, published her project with Professor Gilmour in the peer-reviewed journal; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH).

    Noelia Lucía Martínez-Rives*, Bibha Dhungel*, Pilar Martin, Stuart Gilmour
    * Shared co-first authorship

    Method-Specific Suicide Mortality Trends in Australian Men from 1978 to 2017

    Published: 25 April 2021, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)

  11. 2021/April Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a current student of the DrPH Program, published her project with Professor Gilmour in the peer-reviewed journal; Journal of Occupational Health.

    Dhungel B, Murakami T, Wada K, Gilmour S.

    Mortality risks among blue- and white- collar workers: A time series study among Japanese men aged 25- 64 years from 1980 to 2015.

    J Occup Health. 2021;63:e12215. https://doi.org/10.1002/1348- 9585.12215

  12. 2021/March Mr. Taiki Kojima, a current student of the MPH Program, published his project work with Professor Sachiko Ohde in the peer-reviewed journal; PLOS ONE.

    Taiki Kojima, Kana Kitamura, Shogo Ichiyanagi, Fumio Watanabe,Yukiko Yamaguchi, Emi Sato, Daisuke Tani, Hiromi Kako, Ali I. Kandil, Sachiko Ohde, Mitsunori Miyazu

    Introduction of precordial Doppler ultrasound to confirm correct peripheral venous access during general anesthesia in children: A preliminary study

    Published: March 22, 2021, PLOS ONE

  13. 2021/March Mr. Junpei Tsukuda, a graduate student of the MPH Program, published his Capstone project work in the peer-reviewed journal; Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine

    Jumpei Tsukuda, Shigeki Fujitani, Mahbubur Rahman, Kenichiro Morisawa, Takeshi Kawaguchi & Yasuhiko Taira

    Monitoring tissue oxygenation index using near‐infrared spectroscopy during pre‐hospital resuscitation among out‐of‐hospital cardiac arrest patients: a pilot study

    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine volume 29, Article number: 42 (2021)

Presentation
  1. 2021/October Ms. Erika Nakanishi, a graduate student of the MPH Program, presented her Capstone Project work at the congress below. She was also awarded one of the three best poster abstracts in the category.

    Conference: The 17th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care 2021
    Presentation type: Poster
    Date: October 6-8, 2021
    Research title: Willingness to Engage in Advance Care Planning among Older Workers of the Community: A Single-centered Cross-Sectional Study
    Authors: Erika Nakanishi, Kuniyoshi Hayashi

  2. 2021/September Ms. Bibha Dhungel, a current student of the DrPH program, presented her project work at the congress as below.

    Conference: World Congress of Epidemiology 2021
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (on-demand)
    Date: 3-6 September
    Title: Trends in method-specific suicide among Japanese adolescents in the past four decades
    Authors: Bibha Dhungel, Anushka Thapa, Noelia Lucia Martinez-rives, Pilar Martin, Koji Wada, Stuart Gilmour

  3. Mr. Nobuhisa Morimoto, a current student of the MPH program, presented his study at the congress as below. He was also awarded the JEA-IEAWP Travel Award to attend this conference.

    Conference: World Congress of Epidemiology 2021
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (on-demand)
    Date: 3-6 September
    Title: Relationship between dietary fiber to carbohydrate ratio and mortality risk in the NHANES
    Authors: Nobuhisa Morimoto, Kevin Urayama, Akira Tanaka, Masumi Ai

  4. 2021/02 Ms. Misaki Yano, a current student of the MPH program has presented a poster presentation at the following conference.

    The 12th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Crinical Trials and Research, 12-14 February
    Title: アカデミア所属モニターに求められるレベル別コンピテンシーの検討

Research
  1. Ms. Haruka Maeda, a graduate student of the professional degree program (MPH), presented her research on the efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine (provisional results for July-August 2021) at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University. (Will be updated as needed.)

    Research on the Efficacy of a COVID-19 Vaccine - Research for Incentive in Collaboration with Other Institutions in Japan
    新型コロナワクチンの有効性に関する研究~国内他施設共同奨励対象研究~

Awards
  1. 2021/May Ms. Noriko Tomabechi, a graduate student of the MPH Program was awarded the 48th biennial Florence Nightingale Medal. For more information

    please visit this link

    > Noriko Tomabechi, alumnus of the SLIU Graduate School of Public Health, is awarded the 48th biennial Florence Nightingale Medal

2020

Presentation
  1. 2020/November  Ms. Nami Watanabe, a visiting researcher and a graduate student of MPH program has presented her work at the following conference.

    Nami Watanabe
    Development and validation of the Japanese translated version of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Neurocognitive Questionnaire
    The 62th Academic Meeting of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

  2. 2020/November  Ms. Erika Nakanishi, a MPH student has presented her work at the following conference.

    Erika Nakanishi
    一般市民のアドバンスケアプランニングの意向に関する3地域比較研究
    -COVID-19に関連する質問項目を中心として-
    The 39th Japanese Classification Society Conference, Kyoto Japan, 7-8 November

  3. 2020/November Ms. Misaki Yano, a MPH student has presented her work at the following conference.

    Misaki Yano
    Impact on survey results by effective reproduction number (Rt) of COVID-19
    -Cross-sectional study of QOD in healthy Japanese in 20s to 40s-
    The 39th Japanese Classification Society Conference, Kyoto Japan, 7-8 November

  4. 2020/November Mr. Hideyuki Kashiwagi, a MPH student has presented his work at the following conference.

    Hideyuki Kashiwagi
    緩和ケア病棟における転倒リスク分類
    The 39th Japanese Classification Society Conference, Kyoto Japan, 7-8 November

  5. 2020/October Mr. Phuong The Nguyen, a DrPH student was presented his work and won the award at the following conference.

    Phuong The Nguyen
    Progress toward Universal Health Coverage in Vietnam: Trends and projections
    The 79th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Public Health.
    The International Participant Award.

  6. Phuong The Nguyen Presentation title: Progress toward Universal Health Coverage in Vietnam: Trends and projections 10 博士後期課程在学中の Phuong The Nguyenさんが下記学会に於いて論文が選考され発表を行いました

    第79回 日本公衆衛生学会総会 国際参加賞受賞者セッション
    要旨タイトル:Progress toward Universal Health Coverage in Vietnam: Trends and projections

Publication
  1. 2020/October Ms. Kotomi Sakai, a MPH student published a paper in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging. In Press 2020.

    Sakai K, Nakayama E, Rogus-Pulia N, Takehisa T, Takehisa Y, Urayama KY, Takahashi O.
    Submental Muscle Activity and Its Role in Diagnosing Sarcopenic Dysphagia. Clinical Interventions in Aging. In Press 2020

  2. 2020/April Ms. Kotomi Sakai, a MPH student has published an article in the Cochrane Corner of the STROKE.

    Repetitive Peripheral Magnetic Stimulation for Patients After Stroke
    Kotomi Sakai, Yuichi Yasufuku, Tomohiko Kamo, Erika Ota, Ryo Momosaki
    Originally published 21 Apr 2020

Research Grant
  1. 2020/October Ms. Kotomi Sakai, a MPH student was selected for a research grant from the following foundation.

    Kotomi Sakai
    Daiwa Securities Health Foundation 2020 (47th) Research Grant
    Research theme: Development of a screening test for dysphagia by machine learning

2019

Presentation
  1. 2019/April Ms. Nadine Mostafa Ebeid a graduate student of the MPH program has presented her Capstone Project work at an international conference.

    Salem A, Ebeid N.
    An analysis of the outcomes of a health outreach program to refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt.
    2nd Arab Public Health Association Conference, Casablanca, 4-6 April 2019.

  2. 2019/January  Ms. Mari Terada, a MPH student was selected the Excellent presentation speaker at the following conference.

    Award: Excellent presentation
    Conference: Japan Society of Clinical Trials and Research 10th Annual Conference
    Title: Efforts to Promote and Facilitate Clinical Research through Template Document

    Publication: Ujiie M, Terada M, Kobayakawa M, Ohmagari N. Clinical Trial with unlicensed yellow fever vaccine in Japan. J Travel Med. 2019 Jan 18

Publication
  1. 2019/November  Ms. Kotomi Sakai, a MPH student has published her review article in a peer-reviewed Journal, Cochrane database of Systematic Reviews.

    Sakai K, Yasufuku Y, Kamo T, Ota E, Momosaki R. Repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation for impairment and disability in people after stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019; 11: CD011968.

  2. 2019/June Ms. Bibha Dhungel, aMPH student has published her Capstone Project work in a peer-reviewed international journal.

    Dhungel B, Kita Sugai M, Gilmour S. Trends in Suicide Mortality by Method from 1979 to 2016. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(19): 1784.
    DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16101794.

2018

Publication
  1. 2018/October Mr. Hiroshi Okamoto, a graduate student of the MPH program published his Capstone project work in the peer-reviewed journal Resuscitation.

    Okamoto H, Goto T, Wong ZSY et al.
    Comparison of video laryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for intubation in emergency department patients with cardiac arrest: A multicentre study.
    Resuscitation. 2018 Oct 29.

  2. 2018/October Mr. Junpei Tsukuda, a graduate student of the MPH Program, published his Capstone project work in the peer-reviewed journal Emergency medicine journal: EMJ

    sukuda J, Fujitani S, Morisawa K, Shimozawa N, Lohman BD, Okamoto K, Kawaguchi T, Takamatsu Y, Fujii S, Ozaki M, Rahman M, Taira Y.
    Near-infrared spectroscopy monitoring during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: can the initial cerebral tissue oxygenation index predict ROSC?
    Emerg Med J. 2018 Nov 16. pii: emermed-2018-207533. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2018-207533. [Epub ahead of print]

  3. 2018/May Manuscript by MPH student has Mr. Kosaku Komiya has been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

    Komiya, Kosaku. The decreasing use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube feeding in Japan.
    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2018.

    Primary author: Kosaku Komiya 1), 2),
    Co-authours: Yuko Usagawa 1), Junichi Kadota 1), Naoki Ikegami 2)
    1) Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Oita University Faculty of Medicine
    2) Graduate School of Public Health, St. Luke’s International University
    Key words:tube feeding, intravenous hyperalimentation, decision-making process