• Top
  • Research
  • Community Medical Support and ICT
  • Community Medical Support and ICT

    Research Activities

    -At health facilities in the Tohoku region, including the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, we are conducting research on psychological and physical illnesses caused by earthquake-related stress as well as research on medical services that will withstand natural disasters.
    -We are developing an integrated database of personal information that maintains the anonymity of subjects. The information comes from various data sources, including analyses of the biobank's biological specimens, as well as cohort study data, including medical information.

    Key Word: health survey, incidental findings, telemedicine, Disaster medicine, Electrical health record, database


    • Association between serious psychological distress and non-participation in cancer screening, and the modifying effect of socioeconomic status: analysis of anonymized data from a national cross-sectional survey in Japan
    • Impact of social capital on psychological distress and interaction with house destruction and displacement after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011
    • Security controls in an integrated Biobank to protect privacy in data sharing: rationale and study design


    - Professor Hideyasu Kiyomoto won the Prizes for Science and Technology, Public Understanding Promotion Category (Apr., 2014)
    - Professor Teiji Tominaga won the Prizes for Science and Technology, Research Category (Apr., 2014)


    -Discovering Disaster Dentistry (Interview with Dr. Tsuboi, July 27th, 2015)
    -Delve Deeper: Understanding the Neuroscience behind Disaster Recovery (Interview with Dr. Yasuyuki Taki and Dr. Atsushi Sekiguchi, June 23rd, 2015)
    -Internal and Disaster Medicine Integration (Interview with Dr. Yukari Tanaka, May 15th, 2015)
    -Obstetrics and Disaster Preparedness (Interview with Dr. Junichi Sugawara, February 18th, 2015)
    -Disaster Relief and Community Medicine in Tohoku (Interview with Dr. Tadashi Ishii, January 14th, 2015)
    -Interview with Dr. Kiyomoto from the Department of Community Medical Supports (December 2nd, 2014)
    -“To Provide More Appropriate Medical Services” Dr. Eikan Mishima (Updated on Jun. 6th, 2014)
    -“Days at Minamisanriku Public Medical Clinic” Dr. Kazumasa Saigoh (Updated on Jun. 25th, 2014)

    Press Releases

    -Tohoku University promotes community health service development in the Tohoku region through the ToMMo Clinical Fellowship (Oct. 01, 2012)
    -ToMMo hosts brilliant ALSO and BLSO courses in Ishinomaki City-educational programs focused on assisting pregnant women during disasters (Sep. 20, 2012)


    -The article about construction of integrated database dbTMM has been published in Human Genome Variation (Jan.17, 2022)
    -Release of Integrated Database of Tohoku Medical Megabank dbTMM (Apr. 23, 2016)