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  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

    The Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology carefully supports public health services in the community and contributes to the advancement of medical services using cutting-edge technology, such as genomic analysis, by setting up the Tohoku Medical Megabank Project Birth and Three-Generation Cohort Study, the Tohoku Medical Megabank Project Community-Based Cohort Study, and the ToMMo Child Health Study. In the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, there are concerns that the occurrence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and mental illnesses, including PTSD (Posttraumatic stress disorder), mood and anxiety disorders may increase associated with various stress factors. Especially, special attention needs to be paid to vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, children and the elderly. Considering the situation, the Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology intends to conduct long-term cohort studies of people in the communities more or less affected by the disaster. Based on the study, the department provides information useful to promote health of each participants. Information beneficial for promoting public health, and for improving technologies and systems for prevention, detection, and treatment of diseases will be extracted from the data, and shared with local communities, as well as global societies.

     


    Professor Ichiro Tsuji Atsushi Hozawa Shinichi Kuriyama
    Hiroaki Tomita
    Associate Professor Taku Obara Masahiro Kikuya Naoki Nakaya
    Senior Assistant Professor Kotaro Nochioka
    Assistant Professor Mami Ishikuro Mana Kogure Yuki Sato
    Naho Tsuchiya Masato Nagai Tomohiro Nakamura
    Akira Narita Hiroko Matsubara
    Research Associate Chizuru Yamanaka

     

    p_prof_tsuji Ichiro Tsuji, Professor
    Department Chair
    Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases and Aging
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Tohoku University, Lecturer, 1993
    -Tohoku University, Associate Professor, 1996
    -Tohoku University, Professor, 2002-
    -Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Center for Community Health, Director, 2011-
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2012-
    -Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Vice Dean, 2015-
    Awards
    -FY2001 Tohoku University Medical School Gold Medal
    -Japan Medical Association Research Grant, 2008
    Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Tohoku University Researchers Information
    p_prof_houzawa Atsushi Hozawa, Professor
    Deputy Department Chair
    Group Leader of Community Based Cohort Study
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology
    Department of  Traffic and Medical Informatics in Disaster (Endowed Research Division)
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    Specialty
    -Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, M.D., Ph.D., Medicine
    -Fellowships from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2002-2005
    -University of Minnesota, Visiting Research Associate, 2004-2006
    -Shiga University of Medical Science, Project Assistant Professor, 2006-2008
    -Tohoku University, Assistant Professor, 2008-2010
    -Yamagata University, Assistant Professor, Lecturer, 2010-2012
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2012-
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_prof_kuriyama Shinichi Kuriyama, Professor
    Deputy Sector Director of Cohort Studies
    Deputy Director of Center for the Child Cohort
    Group Leader of the Birth and Three-Generation Cohort Study
    Molecular Epidemiology
    Department of  Traffic and Medical Informatics in Disaster (Endowed Research Division)
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    Specialty
    -Molecular Epidemiology, Disaster Public Health
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Osaka City University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Osaka City University Hospital, Internal Medicine
    -Occupational Health Physician
    -Tohoku University, Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Associate Professor
    -Tohoku University, Professor, 2010-
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2012-
    Awards
    -FY2007 Tohoku University Medical School Gold Medal
    Molecular Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Tohoku University Researchers Information
    p_prof_tomita Hiroaki Tomita, Professor
    Group Leader of Mental Health Promotion
    Disaster Psychiatry
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    Specialty
    -Psychiatry, Disaster Psychiatry, Molecular Genetics
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Department of Neuropsychiatry, OKAYAMA UNIVERSITY, M.D. (1989), Ph.D. (1995)
    -Department of Human Genetics, School of Medicine, Nagasaki University, 1996
    -Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Collage of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Research Fellow, 2000
    -Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Research Fellow, 2001
    -Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Assistant Professor-equivalent Faculty Researcher, 2002
    -Department of Biological Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Associate Professor, 2006
    -Department of Disaster Psychiatry, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, and Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2012-
    Interviews
    -Post 3/11: Interview Based Narration of Japan's Progress (Published on Nov. 27th, 2014)
    Disaster Psychiatry (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Tohoku University Researchers Information
    obara Taku Obara, Associate Professor
    Molecular Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Pharmacoepidemiology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku Pharmaceutical University, 2003
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., 2008
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2012
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor, 2013
    -Tohoku University Hospital, Pharmaceutical Department, Associate Professor, 2015-
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Associate Professor, 2015-
    Awards
    -Young Researcher's Award by Miyagi Pref. Pharmaceutical Association, 2015
    Molecular Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_kikuya Masahiro Kikuya, Associate Professor
    Deputy Group Leader of the Birth and Three-Generation Cohort Study
    Molecular Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Child Development
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Hirosaki University, M.D., 1995
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Medicine, 2001
    -Tohoku University, Research Associate, 2003-2007
    -University of Leuven, Research Fellow, 2006
    -Tohoku University, Assistant Professor, 2007-2010
    -Tohoku University, Lecturer, 2010-2012
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Associate Professor, 2012-
    Molecular Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Tohoku University Researchers Information
    p_nakaya_naoki Naoki Nakaya, Associate Professor
    Deputy Group Leader of Community Based Cohort Study
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Public Health, Epidemiology, Psychooncology, Behavioral Medicine, Applied Health Sciences
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Azabu University, B.Sc., 1996
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Disability Science
    -Tohoku University, Division of Epidemiology, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -National Cancer Center Hospital East, Japan, Psycho-Oncology Division, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
    -Danish Cancer Society, Denmark, Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
    -Kamakura Women's University, Senior Assistant Professor
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor, 2012
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Associate Professor, 2015-
    Awards
    -Young Investigator Award by the Japan Epidemiological Association, 2013
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Tohoku University Researchers Information
    Kotaro Nochioka, Senior Assistant Professor
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Heart failure, Transplantation, Epidemiology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, M.D., 2004
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Harvard School of Public Health, MPH.
    -Harvard University, Research Fellow
    -Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Research Fellow
    -Tohoku University, Specialty Appointed Assistant Professor
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor, 2017-
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Tohoku University Researchers Information
    p_ishikuro Mami Ishikuro, Assistant Professor
    Molecular Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Molecular Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Akita University, B.S.N.2007
    -Tohoku University, M.Med.Sci., the Course of Public Health Sciences for Human Security
    -Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Technical Assistant
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Research Associate, 2012
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2013-
    Molecular Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_kogure Mana Kogure, Assistant Professor
    Department of Traffic and Medical Informatics in Disaster (Endowed Research Division)
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    Specialty
    -Epidemiology, Nutritional epidemiology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Kamakura Women’s University, R.D., 2008
    -National Center for Child Health and Development, R.D.(part time)
    -Kamakura Women’s University, Research Associate
    -Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, MSc
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Research Associate, 2016
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2017-
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Yuki Sato, Assistant Professor
    Molecular Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Epidemiology, Nutritional Epidemiology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -National Center for Child Health and Development, Research Institute, Researcher
    -National Institute for Environmental Studies, Researcher
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2014-
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_tsuchiya Naho Tsuchiya, Assistant Professor
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Epidemiology, Epidemiology in Infectious Diseases, Public Health
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Asahikawa Medical University, M.D., 2002
    -Yamagata University, Research assistant
    -Nagasaki University, Clinical Fellow (Infectious Diseases)
    -Nagasaki University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, M.Sc., Epidemiology
    -Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine, staff doctor
    -Nagasaki University, COE research fellow
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2013-
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_nagai Masato Nagai, Assistant Professor
    Molecular Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Epidemiology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Iwate University, B.A., 2006
    -Utsunomiya University, M.ed.
    -Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
    -Japan Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Research resident (Shiga University of Medical Science, Visiting Assistant Professor)
    -Shiga University of Medical Science, Research Assistant Professor
    -Fukushima Medical University, Assistant Professor
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2016~
    Awards
    -7th Hypertension Research Award, 2016
    Molecular Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    p_nakamura Tomohiro Nakamura, Assistant Professor
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Statistics, Epidemiology Statistics
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tokai University, B.A., 2000
    -Tokai University, Ph.D., Science
    -Research Organization of Information and Systems, Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center, Researcher
    -Yamagata University, Faculty of Medicine, Research Institute for Advanced Molecular Epidemiology, Assistant Professor
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2013-
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Tohoku University Researchers Information
    p_narita Akira Narita, Assistant Professor
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Genetic Epidemiology, Quantitative Genetics, Biostatistics
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Kyoto University, B.S., 1999
    -Kyoto University, Ph.D., Agriculture
    -The University of Tokyo, JST Postdoctoral Fellow
    -Tokai University, JST Postdoctoral Fellow
    -Tokai University, Project Assistant Professor
    -StaGen Co., Ltd.
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2015-
    Personalized Prevention and Epidemiology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Tohoku University Researchers Information
    Hiroko Matsubara, Assistant Professor
    Molecular Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Epidemiology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Gunma University, Ph.D. Health
    -Tohoku University, Research Associate (International Research Institute of Disaster Science, IRIDeS)
    -Tohoku University, Assistant Professor (IRIDeS)
    -Tohoku University, Assistant Professor (ToMMo), 2017-
    p_yamanaka Chizuru Yamanaka, Research Associate
    Molecular Epidemiology
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    Specialty
    -Clinical Psychology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Miyagi University of Education, 2000
    -Tohoku University, Graduate School of Education
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Research Associate, 2015-
    Publications (Mendeley)