Student and faculty activities and publications (June 2022)

Student and Faculty Activities

Monthly student activities and publications


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).

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

Research Grants

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



Faculty activities


Stuart Gilmour, professor has published a commentary in the Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific, about HIV policy in China.

Title: Time to consider elimination of HIV in China
Authors: Jinghua Li, Stuart Gilmour, Yijing Wang, Jing Gua, Joseph Tak-fai Lau
Journal: The Lancet Regional Health-Western Pacific

2022/March Katharina da Silva Lopes, junior associate professor, published a systematic review to summarize the available evidence on step 10 of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). Step 10 of the BFHI refers to “Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or clinic”. The results of this review have been used by the World Health Organization to formulate recommendations and guide the implementation of the BFHI to promote successful breastfeeding.

Title: Providing Linkage to Breastfeeding Support to Mothers on Discharge to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Authors: da Silva Lopes K, Ohde S, Suto M, Balogun OO, Rayco-Solon P, Miyazaki C, Mori R, Ota E
Journal: Bulletin of St. Luke’s International University
Published: 8 March 2022