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Welcome to our department

Department The department is a multidisciplinary department. Staff teaches epidemiology and public health to undergraduate and postgraduate students.The department conducts several population-based epidemiological sutudies for a better understanding of population health.
Member Michikazu SEKINE, MD, PhD, MBA, MSc, DLSHTM (Professor) E-mail: sekine
Takashi TATSUSE (Assistant Professor) E-mail: tatsuse
Masaaki YAMADA, MD (Assistant Professor) E-mail: masaakit
Lizhen HU, MD, PhD (Visiting Researcher) E-mail: lzhu
2 part-time lecturers, 7 research associates
4 PhD students, 4 Research Students
Noriko ANNEN (Clerical Staff) E-mail: nannen
Yoriko YOSHIDA (Clerical Staff)
Please add "@med.u-toyama.ac.jp" to E-mail.
Research 1. The Toyama Birth Cohort Study ( the Toyama study )
The Toyama study is a birth cohort study comprising approximately 10,000 children who were born in 1989. The main purpose of this study is to clarify the impacts of social, parental ,and lifestyle factors on child health.

2. The Japanese Civil Servants Study ( the JACS study )
The JACS study is a joint study project with the British Civil Servants Study (also known as the Whitehall II study). Japanese civil servants working in a local goverment are the study subjects. The main purpose of this study is to clarify the relationship between psychosocial stress and health, to clarify the modifying and bufferrng factors for the negative effects of psychosocial stress on health ,and to find the solution for the problem.

3. Others
Management of National University Corporations Blood pressure, heart rate, and sleep monitoring
Education We conduct several longitudinal studies of Japanese adults and children. The Japanese civil servants study is an ongoing follow-up study of Japanese civil servants. This study is an international collaborative study with the British civil servants study (the Whitehall II study) and the Finnish civil servants study (the Helsinki Health Study). The Toyama study is a birth cohort study of Japanese children. Postgraduate students become members of the research units and are involved in each step of epidemiological research (i.e. study planning, and conducting, data analysis, and manuscript writing and publishing).

Current research topics are in the following.

Socioeconomic and sex inequalities in physical and mental health of Japanese civil servants with international comparisons Associations of psychosocial stress at work, work-life balances, health behaviours, with health of Japanese civil servants with international comparisons Associations of social environments, parental factors, and lifestyle factors with health (e.g. QOL, sleep quality, and obesity) of Japanese children
Publication
1996  1997  1998 
1999  2000  2001
2002  2003  2004 
2005  2006  2007
2008  2009  2010
2011  2012    (PDF files)
Contact TEL +81-(0)76-434-7270
FAX +81-(0)76-434-5022